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Karate Ireland Eliminations Round 2

The Aileach Community Centre in Burnfoot, Co. Donegal played host to the latest round of the Karate Ireland qualification tournaments as the search continues for the nation’s very best representatives for the IKU World Karate Championships in Kilkenny this October.

Happy Christmas

We would like to wish all our readers and contributors a merry Christmas and a happy 2017. We want to thank all the karate clubs and associations who contributed to our website in 2016 and hope to receive your news and events for publication in

Karate Clever

2016 saw the publication of another “Irish” karate book; Karate Clever. This new publication is Scott Langley’s sequel to Karate Stupid. Scott was kind enough to send us a short article about his very interesting new book. 

A Karate Story

As we are approaching the festive season, we decided to mention a few books written about Irish Karate. This week, Seamus O’Dowd,’s Book A Karate Story. Seamus O’Dowd, a well-known and respected Shotokan exponent, published an autobiography in early 2016 based on his karate experiences

Irish Karate-ka Grade In Okinawa

Three representatives of White Tiger Martial Arts travelled to Okinawa, Japan for training and for two of them, to take on the challenge of black belt examinations. Martin O’Malley, Michael O’Neill and Simon Talbot made the journey where they had the opportunity to spend a

Karate Ireland Squad Training

With over 150 attendees at the first national squad training for Karate Ireland, there is a huge pool of talented Karate-ka to choose the Irish National Karate Team from. Drum Community Centre, just outside Athlone in Co. Westmeath was heaving with Karate-ka of all ages

Karate Ireland National Open 2016

The Annual Open National Championships will be hosted by Karate Ireland on the 27th of November this year in the National Basketball Arena. Of course the competition will feature divisions for individuals and teams, but Karate Ireland believes in being as inclusive as possible so,

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