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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

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IKKI 40th Anniversary Celebrations

IKKI Black Belt Ranking

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Annual IKKI Black Belt ranking held in the IKKI Honbu, 4th December 2016. IKKI Black Belt Ranking panel, L->R, Sensei's; Kevin Casey, Tony Dolphin, Leo Mulvany (IKKI Chief Instructor), Marie Dolphin and John Dolphin. Standing, successful candidates attaining their Shodan rank, L->R: Ciaran Reilly, Josh Fallon, Darragh Reilly, Jake Nee, Shane Hyland, Cerys Porter, Raymond Coen, Jean Carter (Ranked to Nidan), Tommy Nee and Jordan Walsh.
Congratulations to all for such hard work and years of dedication and commitment, including family, friends and supporters.

IKKI Masterclass November 2016

IKKI 40th celebrations

IKKI Masterclass held in the Newinn dojo. Sensei's Leo Mulvany, Tony Dolphin, Caire Harte, Marie Dolphin, Kevin Casey and John Dolphin each presented a 30 minute session on basics, self-defense, throwing techniques, kata drills & applications, kumite drills and application of bunkai, respectively.
The Masterclass was well attended by all ranks and ages. The Masterclass was not rehearsed which made it very interesting and exciting. Also, Galway Bay FM radio station roadcaster was on site with live broadcasts and interviews throughout the day. As part of the IKKI 40th Celebrations, the IKKI instructors are hugely appreciative of everyone who attended including parents, guardians and families for their support. Many thanks to Sensei Tony for hosting the Masterclass in the Newinn dojo.
The previous IKKI Open Tournament, Kobudo seminar and todays Masterclass are all fund raisers for the IKKI team attending the IKIF World Championships in China, August 2017. For more information of the Worlds, click HERE.

Kobudo Seminar

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IKKI students and instructors who took part in the kobudo seminar as part of the IKKI's 40th anniversary. The seminar consisted of Bo and Tonfa kihons for novice and intermediate with additional major kata for advanced kobudo practioners (Dan grades).


IKKI 40th Celebratory Open Karate Championships - Invitational

IKKI invitational Championships

Referees and judges who took part in the IKKI's 40th anniversary Open Karate Invitational Championships. L->R: Jake Mulvany (IKKI Asst. Kumite Coach), Claire Harte (IKKI Asst. Kata Coach, Secretary/PRO), Richard Bruton (ONAKAI), George Holden (ONAKAI), Leo Mulvany (IKKI Chief Instructor), Peter Mooney (ONAKAI National Chief Referee), Peter Coyle (President, ONAKAI), Tommy Marrett (ONAKAI), Tony Dolphin (IKKI President), John Dolphin (IKKI Asst. Kata Coach), Donal Monahan (IKKI Asst. Kumite Coach).
Huge thanks to all IKKI instructors / students who made the event a sucess, the ONAKAI referees/judges for their support and students from other associations who travelled to Ballinasloe to compete. Osu!


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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