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IMAF-Ireland International 2016

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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Happy new year

We would like to wish you all a happy 2016. Feel free to send us any news items you want published on our site at Publication is free and irrespective of style or affiliation. Any Karate related articles will be considered for publication.

On the podium after their Weapon Kata presentation, 2nd Place, Eoin Patten, 1st Place, Sorcha Patten.

Tokon Cup, 2015, Emden

White Tiger Karate students, Sorcha and Eoin Patten represented Ireland at the Tokon Cup in Emden, Germany on the 6th of December last. Travelling to Germany with the parents two days ahead of the team, they were the only Irish representatives present after flights were

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Visiting Okinawa For World Karate Day

World Karate Day, Okinawa In March, 2005 the Okinawan Prefectural Government set the 25th of October as the date for the annual World Karate Day, and with the 10th anniversary this year, Mayo based Karate-ka, Martin O’Malley and Michael O’Neill of White Tiger Martial Arts


3rd Annual Children’s Kata Contest

Kata Contest In Manulla White Tiger Martial Arts, in conjunction with the IMAF-Europe, Branch Ireland hosted the 3rd annual Children’s Kata Contest in Manulla Community Centre on Sunday 4th of October. On the day there were entrants ranging in age from 4 to 15 years,

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WSKF World Championships Japan

The WSKF Ireland Karate team, under the guidance of Brendan Perry, Chief Instructor, have returned to Ireland illuminated with light from the Land of the Rising Sun following the World Shotokan Karate Federation World Championships held at the impressive martial arts Budokan stadium, Ayase, Tokyo.