Established in Ballinaoe, Co. Galway, Ireland in 1976
Our dojo promote: Authentic Japanese-Okinawan Karate, Kobudo &
IKKI National Karate Championships May 2016
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