The following article was kindly submitted by Elaine Johnston and was initially published in Shotokan Magazine.
KARATE STUDENT verses PEER PRESSURE By Elaine Johnston
Karate has become immensely popular and taught in a genuine manner from a reputable teacher, a student will learn very important life skills that can prevent victimization and bullying behaviour. Continue reading
IJKA Ireland is delighted to announce that they will be holding our annual Summer Training Seminar on June 22nd & 23rd at Clonea Beach, Dungarvan, County Waterford.
The two day seminar will be presented by Kato Shihan, 9th Dan, IJKA World Chief Instructor. Classes will take place on the beach ” weather permitting ”. Continue reading
The Academy of Shotokan Karate Ireland (ASK Ireland) in conjunction with Clare Shotokan Karate Club (CSKC) host a special weekend Open Karate seminar with two genuine Karate legends. The course runs on 14-15th September in the Shannon Leisure Centre, Co. Clare. Continue reading
The Ballybay Karate Club will hold their Open Karate Competition on 23rd June 2013. This will be held at, St Macartan’s College, Monaghan. This competition will be for all styles, ages and grades.
Closing date for entries is Sunday 16th June 2013. Continue reading
This event will take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June In Castlebar, Co. Mayo and although not strictly Karate, it may be of interest to some people. It will have Kata/Patterns on the first day and Sparring on the second day.
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WOMAA World Martial Games XIV will take place at the City West Hotel / Conference Center in Dublin on August 9th, 10th and 11th 2013.
The competition is open to all styles, all ranks and all ages.
There will be divisions of Weapons, Musical Weapons, Forms, Musical Forms, point (semi) and light continuous fighting, Self Defense, Ring Sports (Full Contact, K-1) and more. Continue reading
Carlow now has a new Shotokan Karate Club, Senotakai Aruku Dojo.
Senotakai Aruku – meaning to Walk Tall; wordplay regarding spirit and pride – is Carlow’s first traditional Shotokan Karate School. Newly founded by Sensei Allen Higgins, he has many years experience in the international world of Karate-do, coming from an S.K.I.F background and graded by the legendary Sensei H. Kanazawa, Chief instructor of Japan. Continue reading
The 9th Scottish International Open Karate Championships were held in Edinburgh on 27th and 28th April and saw not only teams from as far away as Sweden, Malta, Denmark and France, but a large number of teams from England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.
JKA Ireland is organising an open course in Cork on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th of June, at Gaoilscoil Ui Riada, Wilton Cork.
Guest Instructor is Sensei Sergio Gneo, 7th Dan Administrative director for JKA Europe.
The course is open to all Karateka from all organisations. Continue reading
Ardee saw an influx of martial artists on Saturday, as Ireland Wado-Kai Karate-Do Remnei (IWKR) held its Annual International Karate Championships. This years competition was even larger than previous years which meant that contestants had a lot of both experienced and inexperienced competitors to contend with. Continue reading
Ireland Karate Federation Referee Commission held its first Referee Course of 2013 on 16th March recently in Dublin. It was a huge success with members of IKFRC from all over Ireland attending to learn not only the new WKF Rules, but to also participate in the practical end of Judging and Refereeing. Continue reading