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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 Invitational 2016

IKKI Invitational 2016
Entry Form

IKKI Kobudo
Invitational Seminar

IKKI Instructors


IKKI attend Itosu-Ryu Karate/Kobudo Seminar in Scotland

IKKI with Soke Sakagami Itosu-Ryu Japan

The IKKI attended a karate and kobudo seminar in East Kilbride, Scotland in September 2016. The Scottish branch of the IKIF hosted Soke Sadaaki Sakagami, President of Itosu-Ryu Karatedo International Federation and two Japanese instructors, Sensei Ayumu Oda and Sensei Shoichi Yokoyama. Standing L->R: Kian O'Reilly, Kian Porter, Philip Costello, Nathan O'Reilly, Una Flynn, David Fuery, Sarah Monahan, Shane Hyland, Niall Costello, Cerys Porter, Danny Coen, Sean Foley Armour, Sean Casey & Marcus Doherty. Seated L->R: John Dolphin, Kevin Casey, Shoichi Yokoyama, Tony Dolphin, Sadaaki Sakagami (President of IKIF), Leo Mulvany (Chief Instructor IKKI), Ayumu Oda, Claire Harte & Marie Dolphin. With parents and friends the Irish contingent totalled 29 in all. Sensei Charles Hunter, Chief Instructor of the IKIF branch in Scotland hosted the seminar which was well planned, well organised and thoroughly enjoyable. Congratulations to the Scotland branch for a marvellous seminar.


IKKI Compete In The Irish Open Karate Championships

IKKI Irish Open Leo Mulvany

The IKKI competed in the ONAKAI Irish Open International Karate Championships 2016. The event also included a significant inclusive (special needs) category. L->R: John Dolphin (IKKI Asst. Kata Coach), Josh Judge, Jean Carter, Eimear Porter, Favid Fuery, Una Flynn, Sarah Monahan, Pamela Nee, Shane Dolphin, Shane Kilkenny, Nathan Donelan, Marie Dolphin (IKKI Kata Coach)& Kieara Manning. 25 IKKI students took part in the Open. Leo Mulvany (IKKI Chief Instructor) refereed & judged kata and kumite at the Open on tatami 3 which had a live feed to YouTube.
Results from Irish Open: Kata, Gold: Pamela Nee, Sarah Monahan. Silver: Eimear Porter in both  Junior & Senior Categories Kian Porter Kieara Manning. Bronze: Shane Dolphin, Josh Judge, Una Flynn. Kumite, Bronze: Una Flynn, Shane Kilkenny , Danny Coen. Congratulations to competitors and coaches on a job well done.

IKKI Compete In The ONAKAI National Junior Kata Championships 2016

IKKI  national Jrn Kata Leo Mulvany

The IKKI competed in the National Junior Kata Championships held in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland. Above, Rear L->R: Gavin Daly, Danny Coen, Shane O'Quigley, Niall Costello. Front L->R: Darragh Blake, Josh Judge, Cerys Porter, Sarah O'Quigley, April Curran and Leona Donelan.
Results: Gold: Darren O'Rourke, Sarah O'Quigley. Silver: Cerys Porter, April Curran, Ciaran Craughwell. Bronze; Shane O Quigley, Martha Freehill, Shane Hyland. Team Kata: Bronze: Danny Coen, Niall Costello, Gavin Daly and Shane O'Quigley, Sarah O'Quigley & Cerys Porter. Congratulations to all who competed, lots of hard work from everyone, competitors, coaches and officials.



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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