Established in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland in 1976
Our dojo promote: Authentic Japanese-Okinawan Karate, Kobudo &
IKKI Compete in the British Open 2014
IKKI squad who took part in the British Open Karate Championships 2014, Emirates Arena, Glasgow. Rear L->R: Kian Porter, Eimear Porter, Shane O'Quigley. Front L->R: John Dolphin (Assist. Kata Coach), Marie Dolphin (Kata Coach), David Feury, Sarah O'Quigley, Shane Kilkenny, Karen Dolphin, Cerys Porter, Faye Mulvany, Una Flynn, Shane Dolphin, & Leo Mulvany (Chief Instructor). Results in brief:
Kumite: Shane Kilkenny Male Cadet Open Weight British Open Champion.
Kata: Karen Dolphin Senior Female Kata British Open Champion Kata. Cerys Porter & Sarah O'Quigley through to the second round in Individual and exited in the first round in Team on split decisions. Shane O'Quigley lost out in first round on split decision. Kian Porter got through to second round and was beaten by one of the finalists. As a result got back in for reperchage but knocked out by the bronze medallist. Shane Kilkenny won through to the 3rd round and lost on split decision. Eimear Porter lost to strong opponent in the first round. Faye Mulvany through to the 3rd round just loosing out to get to the 4th. Shane Dolphin lost to bronze medallist in first round. David Feury had bye in the first round and lost to strong opponent in the second. Una Flynn won all flags in first round just loosing out in the second.
ONAKAI National Junior Kata Championships 2014
The Irish National Junior Kata Championships 2014 were held in the Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, 21st September 2014. Pictured above are the IKKI students who competed in the championships with national referees & judges. There were many different styles competing on the day with an excellent standard of kata demonstrated. L->R: Philip Martin, George Holden, Leo Mulvany, John Dolphin, Emer Porter, Evan Donelan, Niall Costello, Nathan Donelan, Gavin Daly, Niall Kilkenny, Danny Coen, Eoin Costello, Faye Mulvany, Shane O'Quigley, Michael Blount, Kian Porter, Marie Dolphin, Peter Mooney, Michael Hogan. Kneeling: L->R: Niall Daly, Darragh Blake, Colin Blake, Leona Donelan, April Curran, Cerys Porter, Sarah O'Quigley & Caoimhe Martin.