White Tiger Martial Arts 3rd Annual Children’s Kata Contest

The 3rd Annual Children’s Kata Contest, hosted by White Tiger Martial Arts will be held on the 4th of October in Co. Mayo. There will be divisions for children age 15 and under, divided by age and grade for Karate Kata, Kobujutsu Kata with Long Weapons and Kobujutsu Kata with Short Weapons. There will also be a division for Specially Challenged entrants in all three disciplines.

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Éire Taikai

At the invitation of White Tiger Martial Arts and the IMAF-Ireland, Ole-Bjorn Tuftedal from Bergen, Norway, a 6th Dan in Matsubayashi-ryu, Helmut Steeg from Anrath, Germany a 4th Dan in Matsubayashi-ryu and Jens Fricke from Emden, Germany a 6th Dan in Shotokan made the journey to Castlebar on the 24th and 25th of January to present a seminar on the subject of Karate and Kobudo (weapons). Continue reading Éire Taikai

Is Your Child Prepared To Become a Karate Kid?

Beginner level Karate Kids look to be getting younger and younger these days. What’s the appropriate age to commence the martial arts? Is your child prepared to become a karate kid?

As karate has turned out to be more admired over the years, young age children are getting started with martial arts. Of course, there has been a powerful influence from the Power Rangers and the Ninja but also with the ever increasing commercial karate schools, dedicated programs for the children are becoming extremely popular. Programs such as Little Ninjas, Tiny Tigers flourish in most martial arts NYC school. So at what age children are being accepted into these programs?

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A.S.K. Ireland Open Karate Seminar – Sensei Dave Hazard, 7th dan

Seminar with Sensei Dave Hazard – 7th Dan, former England Squad Kata Coach (2000-2006). Chief Instructor of the prestigious Academy of Shotokan Karate.

Slight change of schedule this year with the Spring seminar moved to the May Bank Holiday weekend. Continue reading A.S.K. Ireland Open Karate Seminar – Sensei Dave Hazard, 7th dan