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First Kyudokan dojo in Ireland

The first Kyudokan dojo has been operating in Ireland since May 2017 in Killorglin Co. Kerry. Kyudokan is a traditional Okinawan Shorin-ryu group with headquarters in Naha, Okinawa. Kyudokan Kerry follows the teaching of Okinawa Shorin-ryu karate Master Minoru Higa 10th dan soke of Kyudokan Okinawa. 

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Irish Karateka Teaching In Germany

At the invitation of two local Dojo in Ostfriesland, Martin O’Malley travelled over to Germany to present a weekend of Karate and Kobujutsu seminars. The main seminar of the weekend, hosted in the Dojo of Heinz Teßner in Großefehn, got underway on the morning of

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Final Elimination Event for Karate Ireland

As schedule, at precisely 10 am on Sunday 26th of March, 15 judges took their positions around 3 tatami for the final Karate Ireland national eliminations. After travelling throughout the country the eliminations returned to their point of origin, the CBS Sports Hall in Carlow

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Hanshi Hayes Seminar

Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Int. are honored to host Hanshi Bill Hayes for a weekend seminar, which is open to everyone, regardless of styles or affiliation. Bill Hayes is a direct student of Grandmaster Eizo Shimabukuro, 10th Dan Shorin Ryu and he is one of the

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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

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