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Hanshi Shiro Asano 9th Dan SKIF Chief Instructor of SKIEF Visits Ireland for SKIF Ireland Kanazawa Cup International 2016

Hanshi Shiro Asano 9th Dan SKIF Chief Instructor of SKIEF Visits Ireland for Kanazawa International Cup in November 2016 in Dublin with a special kumite event SKIF Ireland vs SKIF Great Britan.

Hanshi Shiro Asano 9th Dan SKIF Chief Instructor of SKIEF Visits Ireland for Kanazawa International Cup in November 2016 in Dublin with a special kumite event SKIF Ireland vs SKIF Great Britan

Ireland win 1xGold, 2xSilver & 6xBronze at SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia

SKIF Ireland won an impressive 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 6 Bronze medals at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016.

SKIF Ireland won an impressive 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 6 Bronze medals at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016

Gold and Silver for Yvonne Cashman at 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia

Yvonne Cashman won Gold in Kata and Silver in Kumite at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016.

Yvonne Cashman won Gold in Kata and Silver in Kumite at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016

Silver for Jacqui O Shea at 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia

Jacqui O Shea won Silver in Kata at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016.

Jacqui O Shea won Silver in Kata at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016

Bronze for Masters Team Kata at 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia

SKIF Ireland Masters Team Kata won Bronze at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016, the team consisted of Ray Payne, Martin O Keeffe and Adrian Cotter.

SKIF Ireland Masters Team Kata won Bronze at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016, the team consisted of Ray Payne, Martin O Keeffe and Adrian Cotter

Bronze for Masters Team Kumite at 12th SKIF World Championships

SKIF Ireland Masters Team Kumite won Bronze at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016 the team consisted of Kevin Sullivan, Stuart Hickey and Eric McCarthy

SKIF Ireland Masters Team Kumite won Bronze at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016 the team consisted of Kevin Sullivan, Stuart Hickey and Eric McCarthy

SKIF Ireland Juniors get first World Championships Experience

SKIF Ireland Juniors get first World Championships Experience at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016.

SKIF Ireland Juniors get first World Championships Experience at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016

Sensei Greg Manning receives 7th Dan Black Belt

Sensei Greg Manning receives Nana-Dan (7th Dan Black Belt) from Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami on behalf of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa at the SKIF Ireland October 2016 Grading and Training Seminar.

Sensei Greg Manning receives Nana-Dan 7th Dan Black Belt from Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami on behalf of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa

Sensei Abe McCarthy receives 8th Dan Black Belt

Sensei Abe McCarthy receives Hachi-Dan (8th Dan Black Belt) from Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami on behalf of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa at the SKIF Ireland November 2015 Grading and Training Seminar. A huge honour for Sensei McCarthy who has kept SKIF Ireland strong over the last 30 years.

Sensei Abe McCarthy receives Hachi-Dan 8th Dan Black Belt from Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami on behalf of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa

SKIF Ireland win 4xGold, 8xSilver and 7xBronze Medals at SKIF Great Britain Internationals

Members of the SKIF Ireland Squad at the SKIF GB Open Championships Nottingham 2015.

SKIF Ireland Calendar of Events

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SKIF Ireland News and Events

2016 Kildorrery Open
Details of the upcoming Kildorrery Karate Open Shotokan Championship 2016

2016 October Seminar
Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami 8th Dan SKIF will be in Ireland between 18-23 Oct 2016 for National Grading and Training Seminars. Murakami Shihan is an SKIF World Champion and one of the top instructors worldwide in SKIF.

2016 Bandon Gasshuku
The Annual Bandon Karate Club Gasshuku and BBQ will take place on Friday 22nd July - Sunday 24th July under Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan SKIF. This is a very good Seminar and highly recommended to all students. Please encourage all students to attend.

2016 SKIF Ireland Summer Gasshuku
SKIF Ireland will be running an Open Summer Gasshuku in Moyle Rovers GAA on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July to raise funds for the competitors travelling to the SKIF World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia. This Summer Gasshuku is open to all Shotokan Clubs in Ireland.

2016 Bushido Cup
Bushido Karate Club will be running the Bushido Cup on the 17th July 2016 in Scoil Nioclais, Frankfield, Cork City, Ireland. This is an open shotokan competition and all SKIF Ireland Clubs are encouraged to support this competition.

2016 April Seminar
Nobuaki Kanazawa Kancho 7th Dan SKIF will be in Ireland between 27 April to 1 May 2016 for National Grading and Training Seminars. Murakami Shihan is an SKIF World Champion and one of the top instructors worldwide in SKIF.

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2015 National Championships
The SKIF Ireland National Championships 2015 will take place in Moyle Rovers GAA on December 6th 2015

2015 Nov Seminar
Manabu Murakami Shihan 7th Dan SKIF will be in Ireland between November 16-22 2015 for National Grading and Training Seminars. Murakami Shihan is a 3 time SKIF World Champion and one of the top instructors worldwide in SKIF.

2015 Squad Trials
Details of the 2015 SKIF Ireland National Squad Trials.

2015 May Seminar
Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei will arrive in Ireland for the SKIF Ireland Grading and Training Seminar 12th-17th May 2015. Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei is an SKIF World Gold Medalist in both Kumite, 7 times SKIF All Japan Champion and one of the top SKIF Worldwide instructors.

2015 National Coaches
On behalf of S.K.I.F. Ireland, I would like to congratulate the following people in their successful applications for national coaching positions: Sensei Martin O' Keeffe - National Senior Kata Coach, Sensei Gary Daly - National Senior Kumite Coach and Sensei Garrett O" Donovan - National Junior Coach.

2014 National Championships
The SKIF Ireland National Championships 2014 will take place in Moyle Rovers GAA on November 30th 2014.

2014 November Seminar
Ryusho Suzuki Sensei (6th Dan SKIF) will arrive in Ireland for the SKIF Ireland Grading and Training Seminar 11th-16th November 2014. Suzuki Sensei is a two time SKIF World Silver Medalist in both Kata and Kumite and one of the top SKIF Worldwide instructors.

2014 Ray Payne 3 Day Seminar
Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan SKIF will be conducting a 3 day seminar in Kilmacsimon. The Training seminar will be held on the 15th 16th and 17th of Aug at Kilmacsimon Rowing Club, Kilmacsimon, Co. Cork. Training will consist of Kata Bunki, Advanced Kihon, Bo and Tai Chi. Technical questions and answers followed by a barbecue sat after training. For more information contact Sensei Payne at 0877616900.

2014 - University of Limerick 2nd annual Gasshuku
UL Shotokan Karate Club is proud to announce the 2nd annual Gasshuku training weekend on the 6th/7th of September. This will be held in the PESS building on the University of Limerick campus.

2014 May Seminar
SKIF Ireland seminar with Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa and Shinji Tanaka Sensei in May 2014.

2013 Kanazawa Cup
It is with great pleasure that you and your club are cordially invited to attend the Kanazawa cup 2013, hosted by SKIF Ireland. This is an Open Shotokan Karate Championships.

2013 October Seminar
Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa will be in Ireland between 23-27 October 2013

2013 ULSKC Summer Gasshuku
ULSKC are proud to announce we will host a SUMMER GASSHUKU in 2013

2013 May Seminar
Nobuaki Kanazawa Kancho and Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei will arrive in Ireland on Tuesday May 7th for Seminars in Dublin, Cork, Clonmel and Midleton

2013 National Championships
The SKIF Ireland National Championships will be held on Sunday April 21st in the Moyle Rovers Sports Complex, Fethard Road, Clonmel sign in at 10am, competition commencing at 10.30 sharp.

2013 Piltown Open Competition
Dear club instructor, You are cordially invited to our Piltown Invitation Open Competition. Venue: Piltown Community Centre, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. Date: Sunday 17th February, 2013.

2012 SKIF Europe Executive Position for Sensei Ray Payne
SKIF Ireland would like to warmly congratulate Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan in being selected by SKIF GHQ to represent SKIF Ireland in the newly formed SKIF European Executive Committee for the next 2 years. Not alone has Sensei Payne been selected to be part of the committee of over 30 countries, he is also one of 11 Executive Committee Members.

2012 Kanazawa Cup
The SKIF Ireland 2012 Kanazawa Cup will be held on the 25th November 2012 at Moyle Rovers Sports Centre, Clonmel beginning at 10am.

2012 Gold at JKS Championships
A big congratulations to the SKIF Ireland team members who attended the J.K.S. 2012 Autumn Championships and won medals.

2012 Gold at Portsmouth
A Huge Congratulations to the SKIF Ireland team who won medals at the SEKU 30th Anniversary International Championships in Portsmouth, UK featuring competitors from several countries.

2012 October Seminar
Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland in Oct 11-16 2012.

2012 May Seminar
Kancho Kanazawa Sensei and Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland May 1-6 2012

2011 Special Kumite Class
Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei will conduct a Squad Training class in Mayfield Sports Complex, Cork City on Friday 11th November 6pm-7pm. It will consist of Kumite training. All squad members who have been travelling and training with the squad for the past few years are asked to attend this session.

2011 November Seminar
Kancho Kanazawa and Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland in November 8-13 2011.

2011 May Seminar
Kancho Kanazawa and Suzuki Sensei will be in Ireland between 17-22 May 2011

2011 National Championships
The SKIF Ireland National Championships will be held on Sunday January 30th in the Moyle Rovers Sports Complex, Fethard Road, Clonmel sign in at 10am, competition commencing at 10.30 sharp.

2010 National Championships
The SKIF Ireland National Championships will be held in Moyle Rovers, Clonmel on 28th November 2010 @ 10am.

2010 October Seminar
Kancho Kanazawa and Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei October Seminar 2010 with special guest Ohigashi Sensei

2010 April Seminar
Details for Kancho Kanazawa and Murakami Sensei Seminar 2010

2009 November Seminar
Details for Kancho Kanazawa and Daizo Kanazawa November Seminar 2009

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