The following is a listing of Iwasaki Shihan Wado-Juku courses.
Sunday 13th Annual karate course & competition in Ashbourne community center, Ashbourne. 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 27th Kobudo(Bo-jutsu) course in Dublin Dojo Continue reading Iwasaki Shihan Wado-Juku courses
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. Continue reading WSKF World Championships Japan
On Tuesday 11th August, the National Wado-Kai Ireland Karate Squad will fly out to Nagoya, Japan, for the Wado World Cup 2015. The five person Senior Kumite squad consists of 4 male and one female fighter’s.
Continue reading Wado-Kai Ireland Team for Japan
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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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 top Karate athletes in Ireland. Continue reading Dunne Brothers Win Gold
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. Continue reading Irish Karate-ka In Okinawa
IJKA Ireland is delighted to announce that IJKA World Chief Instructor Kato Shihan, 9th Dan, will be presenting the Spring Training Seminar on March 14th & 15th next at Fermoy Karate Club, KenBuKan Dojo. Continue reading IJKA Seminar with Kato Shihan, 9th Dan
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
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?
Continue reading Is Your Child Prepared To Become a Karate Kid?
Ballybay Karate Club is organinsing an Open Competition on Sunday 29th March 2015 at St Macartans College, Monaghan. This competition is open to all grades, ages and styles and W.K.F. Rules will apply. Continue reading Ballybay Karate Club Open Competition
Ireland Karate News would like to wish you all a happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015. As always, feel free to send us details of your future events in 2015 and also any articles about your club, association or about Karate in General for publication. Continue reading Happy Christmas
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