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We’re turning off the lights!

After a number of years running this site as a hobby and in view of the fact that there seems to ve very little interest for its services, I have decided to close the Ireland Karate News site altogether. I have been delighted to be

First Kyudokan Karate Seminar in Ireland

Killorglin Sports Complex was the venue this Saturday 1st June 2019 for the first Kyudokan Okinawa Shorin-ryu seminar in Ireland. The event was hosted by Kyudokan Kerry and lead by Sensei Patrick Rault, Kyoshi, 8th Dan of Kyudokan France. The event was supported by Karate

Photo: Sensei Mary Marcus 3rd Dan and Sensei Catherine Marcus 2nd Dan with Sensei Stephen Hughes 5th Dan and Sensei Fran Nangle 7th Dan receiving their Grading Certificates after their sucessful grading in Collinstown, Dublin

Dundalk Karate Making History

Numerous hours, days, weeks and months of training came to a pinnacle when finally Head of Dundalk Karate, Mary Marcus and her daughter Catherine stood in front of Sensei Fran Nangle 7th Dan, Head of the Irish National Wado-Kai Federation, and Sensei Stephen Hughes 5th

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Karate Insurance

We are aware that it can be difficult to get insurance for karate clubs as there are very few companies in the market. We received communication from Brady insurance who supply Insurance for Martial arts clubs and decided to pass on their letter below. Ireland

Happy Christmas

We would like to wish all our readers and contributors a merry Christmas and a happy 2017. We want to thank all the karate clubs and associations who contributed to our website in 2016 and hope to receive your news and events for publication in

Karate Clever

2016 saw the publication of another “Irish” karate book; Karate Clever. This new publication is Scott Langley’s sequel to Karate Stupid. Scott was kind enough to send us a short article about his very interesting new book. 

A Karate Story

As we are approaching the festive season, we decided to mention a few books written about Irish Karate. This week, Seamus O’Dowd,’s Book A Karate Story. Seamus O’Dowd, a well-known and respected Shotokan exponent, published an autobiography in early 2016 based on his karate experiences

Karate Ireland Squad Training

With over 150 attendees at the first national squad training for Karate Ireland, there is a huge pool of talented Karate-ka to choose the Irish National Karate Team from. Drum Community Centre, just outside Athlone in Co. Westmeath was heaving with Karate-ka of all ages

Karate Ireland National Open 2016

The Annual Open National Championships will be hosted by Karate Ireland on the 27th of November this year in the National Basketball Arena. Of course the competition will feature divisions for individuals and teams, but Karate Ireland believes in being as inclusive as possible so,

Karate Ireland 2017 National Team Selection Begins

With over 300 entries ranging from under 8’s to veterans, the first round of the Karate Ireland national team selection process was a resounding success. Hosted in Carlow CBS on Sunday 18th of September this event kicked off the process of identifying Ireland’s most talented

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We would like to thank all the clubs and associations who send us articles and information on a regular basis for their support and remind all karate clubs, associations and karatekas in Ireland about our website. Ireland Karate News is a voluntary project set up mainly