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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

Please send us your news for publication

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

Martial Arts Clubs Insurance

For many clubs, the start of the year means the renewal of Club insurance and other administrative requirements. If you are on the lookout for insurance for your club, BHP Insurance contacted us so that we can make our members aware of their services.

Karate Ireland Gear Up For 2016

The Karate Ireland AGM was held on Sunday 14th of February in the Lucan Spa Hotel. Members from across the 32 counties gathered together to review the year past and to plan for the year ahead.