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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.


Dunne Brothers Win Gold

At the Rene Smaal International held in July in Kilcullen, the Dunne brothers took gold in the Kumite. Kevin won the seniors in the -84kg category and Niall beat all of his opponents in the U16 section despite weighing 55kg. Both boys are among the

eft to right:  Michael O'Neill, Bunshiro Nagamine, Martin O'Malley

Irish Karate-ka In Okinawa

Martin O’Malley, chief instructor at White Tiger Martial Arts and assistant Karate instructor Michael O’Neill made the first of the twice annual visits to Okinawa, the home of Karate from the 26th of April to the 4th of May.

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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