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About Ireland’s Karate News

Ireland Karate News is the first online resource for information about Karate competitions and information in Ireland. With more than 1200 monthly visitors, the website appears on the first page of Google for searches in relation to Ireland Karate and Karate Ireland.

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We recently updated our club locator page to incorporate a map of Ireland with a view of all clubs available. All clubs previously registered with the old club listing have been added.  If your club is not added, you can do so easily and for

Koryu Uchinadi Spring Camp 2013

IRKRS Ireland are proud to announce their Koryu Uchinadi Spring Camp 2013.   Renshi Ante Brannbacka and Shidoin Jim Sindt will lead a weekend of Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu on the 23rd and 24th of February 2013 in Galway, Ireland.  

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Killarney Martial Arts Competition

Killarney Martial Arts Academy (KMAA) is organising a tournament on 24th and 25th November 2012 at KMAA New Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry The tournament includes: Kata/Forms/Patterns Competition Creative Weapons Forms Competition Sparring Competition

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Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu seminar in Cork

Cork Koryukan will be organising a Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu seminar in Cork on the 10th and 11th of November 2012. The course will be given by KU Renshi Olaf Krey (5th Dan). The two day seminar includes partner practice drills called tegumi futari-geiko and Aragaki

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NUIG and GMIT Koryu Uchinadi Video

A video taken with NUIG and GMIT Koryu Uchinadi clubs. If you have videos about your club or competitions you attended and want them to appear on this site, please feel free to send them out to us.

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Interview with O-sensei Kinjo by Hanshi McCarthy

The attached document was forwarded to us by  Damian Walker of IRKRS and is a synthesis of an interview conducted by Hanshi McCarthy Director of the IRKRS and founder of Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu with O-sensei Kinjo during his inaugural visit to Australia in 1997 and his recollection

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Hanshi Patrick McCarthy promotion to 9th Dan

Patrick McCarthy, Director of the IRKRS and founder of Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu recently received his 9th Dan for the okinawan Grandmaster Kinjo Hiroshi. Congratulations to Hanshi Patrick McCarthy on receipt of his 9th Dan promotion.

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Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu, Winter Camp 2011.

A summary of the Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu, Winter Camp 2011 by Damien Walker Friday 21st of January KU brethren, IRKRS members and friends gathered together in Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, Sports Centre. A quick introduction from Ante Brännbacka Renshi and we started a quick warm up using Tegumi 4,5,6,7.

Troy Reneker during Koryu Uchinadi Instructor Training

Koryu Uchinadi Instructor Training

On Saturday March 5th the Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-Jutsu (KU) Dublin dojo hosted a training session forthe Irish KU Yudansha (black belts). These sessions offer an opportunity for the Irish KU instructorsto practise together and share ideas on training and teaching methods. On this occasion the

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What is Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu

Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu, (translation; Old Style Okinawan Karate) is a synthesis and contemporary reinterpretation of those classical fighting arts handed down from later part of Okinawas old Ryukyu Kingdom.