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
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.
IKKI Compete In The ONAKAI National Junior Kata Championships 2016
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.
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