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introduction to IKKI

The IKKI & Ballinasloe Club Dojo Celebrate 40 Years this year, 1976 - 2016.


Karate & Kobudo Association

Established in Ballinaoe, Co. Galway, Ireland in 1976

Our dojo promote: Authentic Japanese-Okinawan Karate, Kobudo &
Sport/Tournament Karate


IKKI Compete At The Budo Nord Open, June 2016

IKKI Budo Nord Leo Mulvany
The IKKI competed at the Budo Nord Open Karate Championships, Dublin in June 2016. L->R: John Dolphin (IKKI Kata Coach), Niall Costello, Cerys Porter, Shane O'Quigley, Eimear Porter, Kian Porter, Shane Hyland, Kieara Manning, Danny Coen, Darragh Blake, Gavin Daly, Sarah O'Quigley, Kate Kelly, Martha Frehill, Josh Judge, Marie Dolphin (IKKI Kata Coach). Insert, Leo Mulvany (IKKI Chief Instructor) was a tournament judge & referee on the day.
Results: Girls Brown to Black / 10-14 yrs: Gold - Sarah O Quigley, Silver - Martha Freehil, Bronze - Cerys Porter. 
Female Beginner / 15 - 18yrs: Gold - Kate Kelly. Female all Grades / 15 - 18yrs: Gold - Eimear Porter,
Bronze - Kate Kelly. Male Brown to Black / 15 - 18yrs: Gold - Kian Porter, Bronze - Shane O Quigley.
Congratulations to all for a superb team effort.

IKKI Summer Ranking, June 2016

IKKI Ranking June 2016

IKKI students from all our clubs participating in their summer ranking. Ballinasloe (Honbu), Newinn, Galway, Loughrea, Kiltormer, Eyrecourt, Mountrath, Roscrea & Mountbellew worked hard to earn their new ranks. Many thanks to Sensei Tony Dolphin, 5th Dan, President of the IKKI & head instructor of Newinn dojo for hosting the ranking. Thanks also to all the Sensei's who officiated on the night and especially to all the parents for supporting their childrens karate.

IKKI National Karate Championships May 2016

IKKI National Karate Championships

Itosu-Kai Karatedo Ireland held it's National Championships in May 2016 in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe. Clubs in the IKKI association represented on the day: Ballinasloe (Honbu), Newinn, Galway, Loughrea, Mountrath, Roscrea, Mountbellew, Kiltormer & Eyrecourt. The championships were well attended with many parents and supporters turning out to enjoy the day and cheer on the competitors.

Many thanks to all attendees and particularly the officials (referees, judges, time/score keepers) who performed their job on the day, conscientiously and efficiently with the tournament finishing at 5pm. Particular mention to Senseis Claire Harte (IKKI PRO) for organising and medal presentations and Nathan Donelan on his first tournament refereeing and also competing. And not forgetting all those who helped with the competition area setup and providing the tournament gear. Truely a fantastic group effort.
Left -> right at the clubs "march in" were Senseis: Jake Mulvany (IKKI assist. kumite coach), Donal Monahan (IKKI assist. kumite coach), Kevin Casey, (IKKI kumite coach), Tony Dolphin (President, IKKI), Leo Mulvany (IKKI Chief Instructor) and Claire Harte (IKKI PRO and assist. kata coach).

Click here for the tournament results


Japan Karatedo Itosu-kai (JKI)
Itosu-ryu Karatedo International Federation (IKIF) - founding member
Official National Amateur Karate Association of Ireland (ONAKAI)
IKKI is in membership of ONAKAI which in turn is a member of the
European and World Karate Federations (EKF & WKF)


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