World Shotokan Karate Do Ireland is organising a seminar with Hitoshi Kasuya 8th Dan on Friday 17th, 18th and 19th of June in Terenure, and Firhouse, Dublin.
This latest trip to Okinawa has just passed for Martin O’Malley and Michael O’Neill from White Tiger Martial Arts. Despite it being the Japanese national holiday period of Golden Week, it was another busy training week with two to three times daily training under the
Martin O’Malley and Simon Talbot from White Tiger Martial Arts travelled to Beitostølen in the Valdres region of Norway to give a joint international seminar marking the 20th Anniversary of the local Øystre Slidre Karate Club.
Congratulations to Curum de Cara Karate club on their recent success at the UKF International event that was held in Donegal. The squad took home 1 gold, 1s silver and 10 bronze medals across categories and will now go on to compete in the 6th
White Tiger Martial Arts hosted their second Éire Taikai with four international teachers from Canada and Germany instructing alongside Irish teachers on the 2nd and 3rd of April.
Club teams from sixteen countries gathered at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on Saturday 27th of February for the 20th edition of the AMA International Open, with Martin O’Malley travelling as the only representative of White Tiger Martial Arts on this occasion.
The Karate Ireland National Coaching Committee are launching their campaign to find the best Karate-ka to represent Ireland at international competition this year. With places up for grabs on three teams for international events this year, there is an opportunity for everyone to get involved,
For many clubs, the start of the year means the renewal of Club insurance and other administrative requirements. If you are on the lookout for insurance for your club, BHP Insurance contacted us so that we can make our members aware of their services.
The Karate Ireland AGM was held on Sunday 14th of February in the Lucan Spa Hotel. Members from across the 32 counties gathered together to review the year past and to plan for the year ahead.
The Irish branch of the International Martial Arts Federation Europe hosted teams from Germany and Belgium for an international contest, held in the Ballina Sports Centre on Saturday 30th of January. Featuring competition for the disciplines of Karate Kata, Weapon Kata, Sword Fighting and Kumite
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