Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland

Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland

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Published: 21 Nov 2022
2022 November Seminar - Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami
Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami will be in Ireland from 21-27 November for Nationwide Training Seminars and Gradings.
Published: 13 Nov 2022
2022 SKIF Ireland Kanazawa International Cup
The 2022 SKIF Ireland Kanazawa International Cup will take place in Tallaght Leisure Centre, Fortunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 KX38, Ireland, on 13 November 2022 @ 09:00. Further Details to follow closer to the date.
Published: 13 Nov 2022
Grand Slam win for Ben O Donoghue at Kanazawa International Cup
SKIF Ireland would like to congratulate Ben O Donoghue (SKIF Ireland Crookstown) on winning the SKIF Ireland Kanazawa Cup Grand Slam (Kata and Kumite). Also, congratulations to Runner Up Dylan Sullivan (SKIF Ireland Tora Kan) and third-place Sean Corbett (SKIF Ireland Tora Kan).
Published: 23 Oct 2022
2022 SKIF Ireland All Ireland  Championships
The SKIF Ireland National Championships will take place on 23 October 2022 in Moyle Rovers GAA Club, Monroe, Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary, E91 PN29, Ireland.
Published: 23 Oct 2022
Grand Slam for Ben O Donoghue at the All Ireland Karate Championships
SKIF Ireland would like to congratulate Ben O Donoghue (SKIF Ireland Crookstown) on winning the Grand Slam at the SKIF Ireland All Ireland Championships winning both Kata and Kumite. Congratulations to Runner Up Robert Lehane (SKIF Ireland Crookstown) and third place winners Adam Whitney (SKIF Ireland Tora Kan) and John O Donoghue (SKIF Ireland Crookstown)
Published: 16 Oct 2022
Tora Kan: Kyoshi Ray Payne Special Seminar
Kyoshi Ray Payne 7 Dan SKIF will be in SKIF Ireland Tora Kan on 16 October 2022 for a Special Seminar.
Published: 10 Sep 2022
Kyoshi Ray Payne Special Seminar with Sensei Jacqui O Shea and Sensei Seamus O Dowd
Kyoshi Ray Payne Special Seminar with Sensei Jacqui O Shea and Sensei Seamus O Dowd
Published: 31 Aug 2022
SKIF Ireland PRO Report on 15th SKIEF European Championships
SKIF Ireland PRO Report on 15th SKIEF European Championships
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Silver in Kumite for Sensei Eric McCarthy
European Silver for Sensei Eric McCarthy at the 15th SKIEF Championships in The Netherlands.
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Silver in Kata for Sensei Stephen Whitney
European Silver for Sensei Stephen Whitney at the 15th SKIEF Championships in The Netherlands
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Bronze in Kata for Sensei Jacqui O Shea
European Bronze for Sensei Jacqui O Shea at the 15th SKIEF Championships in The Netherlands
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Bronze in Kumite for Michael Corbett
European Bronze for Michael Corbett at the 15th SKIEF Championships in The Netherlands
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Bronze in Kumite for Aoife Ni Labhradha
European Bronze for Aoife Ni Labhradha at the 15th SKIEF Championships in The Netherlands
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Gold in Kata for Sensei Yuka Evans
European Gold in Kata for Sensei Yuka Evans at the 15th SKIEF Championships in The Netherlands
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Gold in Kata for Sensei Philip McCarthy
European Gold in Kata for Sensei Philip McCarthy at the 15th SKIEF Championships in the Netherlands
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Silver for SKIF Ireland Ladies Masters Team Kata
European Silver for SKIF Ireland Ladies Masters Team Kata at the 15th SKIEF Championships.
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Silver in Kumite for Sensei Yuka Evans
European Silver in Kumite for Sensei Yuka Evans at the 15th SKIEF Championships in The Netherlands
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Bronze for SKIF Ireland Mens Masters Team Kata
European Bronze for SKIF Ireland Mens Masters Team Kata at the 15th SKIEF Championships
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Bronze in Kata for Eadaoin Coleman
European Bronze in Kata for Eadaoin Coleman at the 15th SKIEF Championships
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European 4th Place for SKIF Ireland Junior Ladies Team Kata
European 4th Place for SKIF Ireland Junior Ladies Team Kata at the 15th SKIEF Championships in The Netherlands.
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Silver and Bronze for SKIF Ireland Masters Team Kata Teams
European Silver and Bronze for SKIF Ireland Masters Team Kata Teams at the 15th SKIEF Championships
Published: 31 Jul 2022
European Day 1 Medal Haul for SKIF Ireland Masters
European Day 1 Medal Haul for SKIF Ireland Masters at the 15th SKIEF Championships in The Netherlands.
Published: 31 Jul 2022
Ben O Donoghue reaches Kata Final in European Championships
Ben O Donoghue reaches Senior Men Kata Final at the 15th SKIEF European Championships in The Netherlands

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SKIF Ireland News Archives

Date: 26 Jun 2022
Piltown Karate Club will host the 2022 Piltown Open Invitation Competition on the 26th of June 2022 in Piltown Community Centre. Please note this competition is by invitation only.
Date: 25 Apr 2022
SKIF Ireland would like to announce that Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa with special guest Sensei Hiyori Kanazawa will be in Ireland from 26th April until 2nd May to conduct grading and training seminars in Dublin, Cork and Mitchelstown.
Date: 05 Dec 2021
Exclusive and free training sessions via Zoom for current SKIF Yudansha Kai members to train together in memory of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa
Date: 05 Dec 2021
SKIF Ireland will be hosting a Domestic Shodan Grading on 5th December 2021 in Moyle Rovers GAA Club, Monroe, Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary, E91 PN29, Ireland. Please contact your Club Instructor for more Information.
Date: 21 Nov 2021
The Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa Memorial Seminar will take place on the 21 November 2021 in the Mitchelstown Leisure Centre with Special Instructor SKIF Ireland Chief Instructor - Kyoshi Ray Payne - 7th Dan SKIF
Date: 09 Nov 2021
SKIF Ireland Yoga for Karate are weekly classes run by Sensei Jacqui O'Shea 6th Dan SKIF to help increase flexibility and core.
Date: 25 Oct 2021
SKIF Ireland are proud to announce that Sensei Aaron Kenneally has been appointed as the European Representative on the Worldwide SKIF Yudansha Kai Executive Board of Directors. This is a huge honour for both SKIF Ireland and Sensei Kenneally who will be helping SKIF Yudansha Kai with Marketing and Branding. The appointment was made by Dr Philip Kwok President of SKIF Yudansha Kai. We wish him all the best with his appointment. Congratulations.
Date: 22 Aug 2021
SKIF Ireland is proud to announce that we have top SKIF GHQ instructors scheduled for August, September and October. Do not Miss Out. Please contact your dojo instructor for more information.
Date: 01 Jun 2021
SKIF Ireland would like to congratulate Sensei Greg Manning 7th Dan SKIF on receiving the award of the office of the Lord Mayor of Cork City Hall for many years of dedication to Shotokan Karate. Pictured with Lord Mayor Cllr Joe Kavanagh and Mrs Angela Manning. Oss! A well deserved achievement.
Date: 01 Apr 2021
SKIF Ireland is proud to announce that we have top SKIF GHQ instructors scheduled for May, June and July. Do not Miss Out. Please contact your dojo instructor for more information.
Date: 26 Feb 2021
SKIF Ireland is proud to announce that we have top SKIF GHQ instructors scheduled for February, March and April. Please contact your dojo instructor for more information.
Date: 05 Dec 2020
SKIF Ireland is proud to announce that we will be having a private All Grades Zoom Session with Sensei Hiyori Kanazawa on Saturday 5th November 2020 @ 10:00-11:00 (Irish Time).
Date: 14 Nov 2020
SKIF Ireland is proud to announce that we will be having a private All Grades Zoom Session with Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami 8th Dan SKIF.
Date: 17 Oct 2020
SKIF Ireland is proud to announce that we will be having a private All Grades Zoom Session with Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa 8th Dan SKIF.
Date: 11 Jun 2020
SKIF Ireland Club Instructor Sensei Stephen Whitney 4th Dan SKIF will host a Zoom Session on the below details. This session is open to everyone.
Date: 31 May 2020
SKIF Ireland Karate and Yoga Instructor Sensei Jacqui O Shea will host a weekly Flexibility and Core Strengthening class on zoom for those who are interested. This class is open to all karateka around the world.
Date: 26 May 2020
SKIF Ireland club instructor Sensei Seamus O Dowd 6th Dan SKIF will host a Zoom Session for anyone who is interested
Date: 20 May 2020
Information about The Weekly Zoom Sessions with SKIF Ireland Chief Instructor Sensei Ray Payne
Date: 15 May 2020
SKIF Ireland is proud to announce that we have launced an Official SKIF Ireland YouTube Channel where we will be posting videos of our Zoom Sessions. Please visit the page and click Subscribe to ensure you get notified when we post a new video.
Date: 14 May 2020
SKIF Ireland club instructor Sensei Stuart Hickey 4th Dan SKIF will host a Zoom Session for anyone who is interested.
Date: 10 May 2020
Results from The LBD Lounge Becomes The Dojo International Online Competition which took place on 10th May 2020
Date: 03 May 2020
SKIF GHQ will host a special global YouTube live training session on the birthday of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa in his honour.
Date: 08 Dec 2019
It is with heartfelt sorrow that I have to announce the passing of Soke Kanazawa, Hirokazu on the 8th December 2019. Soke passed peacefully with his family around him. RIP
Date: 17 Nov 2019
SKIF Ireland would like to announce that Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami will be in Ireland from the 11th to 17th November 2019 to conduct seminars and gradings in Dublin, Cork, and Clonmel.
Date: 03 Nov 2019
Members of SKIF Ireland who attended the Instructor Course with SKIF Ireland Chief Instructor Sensei Ray Payne that took place on 03-November-2019.
Date: 26 Oct 2019
SKIF Ireland would like to invite you to this year’s Kanazawa Cup, which will be held in the Tallaght Leisure Centre, Fortunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 on Saturday 26th October 2019.
Date: 15 Jul 2019
From Left to Right: Yvonne Cashman (Silver - Individual Kata, Silver - Masters Team Kumite, Bronze - Masters Team Kata), Caroline Long (Bronze - Individual Kata, Bronze - Masters Team Kata), Philip McCarthy (Gold - Individual Kata), Karen Sargent (Bronze - Individual Kumite, Silver - Masters Team Kumite), Yuka Evans (Silver - Masters Team Kumite, Bronze - Masters Team Kata)
Date: 15 Jul 2019
SKIF Ireland would like to congratulate the Masters Ladies Kata Team (Yuka Evans, Yvonne Cashman, Caroline Long) on winning Bronze at the 2019 SKIF World Championships.
Date: 15 Jul 2019
SKIF Ireland would like to congratulate the Masters Ladies Kumite Team (Yuka Evans, Yvonne Cashman, Karen Sargent) on winning Silver at the 2019 SKIF World Championships.
Date: 15 Jul 2019
SKIF Ireland would like to congratulate Sensei Philip McCarthy of Moynalty Karate club on winning Gold in the Individual Kata at the 2019 SKIF World Championships.
Date: 05 May 2019
Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa 8th Dan SKIF will be in Ireland for National Grading and Training Seminars. Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa is an SKIF World Champion and one of the top instructors worldwide in SKIF.
Date: 15 Apr 2019
Date: 18 Nov 2018
Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami 8th Dan SKIF will be in Ireland for National Grading and Training Seminars. Murakami Shihan is an SKIF World Champion and one of the top instructors worldwide in SKIF.
Date: 10 Nov 2018
2018 Kanazawa Cup International
Date: 15 Sep 2018
2018 Ray Payne Special Instructor Course
Date: 16 Jun 2018
SKIF Ireland Technical Advisor Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan SKIF will teach a dedicated class for Dan grades, solely teaching the Okinawan kata Nijuhachi.
Date: 13 May 2018
Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa 8th Dan SKIF will be in Ireland between 8-13 May 2018 for National Grading and Training Seminars. Kancho Kanazawa is an SKIF World Champion and one of the top instructors worldwide in SKIF.
Date: 30 Apr 2018
Results from the Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix which took place at 28th-29th May 2018
Date: 28 Apr 2018
Date: 08 Apr 2018
Open Course with Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan SKIF being run by Mitchelstown Karate Club
Date: 25 Nov 2017
Members of SKIF Ireland who attended the 2017 SKIF Ireland Gasshuku in Clonmel November 2017 including Instructors Sensei Neil Sargent 7th Dan, Sensei Eddie O Donnell 6th Dan and Sensei Martin O Keeffe 5th Dan.
Date: 25 Nov 2017
SKIF Ireland will be hosting a one day Gasshuku on Saturday the 25th of November in Moyle Rovers, Clonmel. This will be a great opportunity to train with some of our top instructors. Last years event was a resounding success and was greatly enjoyed by all those who attended.
Date: 11 Nov 2017
The Kanazawa Cup (Open Competition) will take place in the Tallaght Leisure Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 on Saturday 11th November with competitors throughout Ireland and the UK attending. The tournament will start at 9.30am sharp.
Date: 16 Oct 2017
Shuseki Shihan 8th Dan SKIF will be in Ireland between 16-22 Oct 2017 for National Grading and Training Seminars. Murakami Shihan is an 3xTime SKIF World Champion and one of the top instructors worldwide in SKIF.
Date: 21 May 2017
Date: 15 May 2017
Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa 8th Dan SKIF will be in Ireland between 8-15 May 2017 for National Grading and Training Seminars. Kancho Kanazawa is an SKIF World Champion and one of the top instructors worldwide in SKIF.
Date: 12 Nov 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.
Date: 23 Oct 2016
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.
Date: 28 Aug 2016
SKIF Ireland Juniors get first World Championships Experience at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016.
Date: 28 Aug 2016
Jacqui O Shea won Silver in Kata at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016.
Date: 28 Aug 2016
Yvonne Cashman won Gold in Kata and Silver in Kumite at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016.
Date: 28 Aug 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.
Date: 28 Aug 2016
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
Date: 28 Aug 2016
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.
Date: 24 Jul 2016
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.
Date: 03 Jul 2016
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.
Date: 27 Apr 2016
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.
Date: 06 Dec 2015
The SKIF Ireland National Championships 2015 will take place in Moyle Rovers GAA on December 6th 2015
Date: 16 Nov 2015
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.
Date: 17 May 2015
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.
Date: 30 Nov 2014
The SKIF Ireland National Championships 2014 will take place in Moyle Rovers GAA on November 30th 2014.
Date: 11 Nov 2014
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.
Date: 06 Sep 2014
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.
Date: 15 Aug 2014
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.
Date: 30 Apr 2014
SKIF Ireland seminar with Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa and Shinji Tanaka Sensei in May 2014.
Date: 24 Nov 2013
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.
Date: 23 Oct 2013
Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa will be in Ireland between 23-27 October 2013
Date: 06 Jul 2013
ULSKC are proud to announce we will host a SUMMER GASSHUKU in 2013
Date: 07 May 2013
Nobuaki Kanazawa Kancho and Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei will arrive in Ireland on Tuesday May 7th for Seminars in Dublin, Cork, Clonmel and Midleton
Date: 21 Apr 2013
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.
Date: 17 Feb 2013
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.
Date: 25 Nov 2012
The SKIF Ireland 2012 Kanazawa Cup will be held on the 25th November 2012 at Moyle Rovers Sports Centre, Clonmel beginning at 10am.
Date: 11 Oct 2012
Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland in Oct 11-16 2012.
Date: 05 Oct 2012
A big congratulations to the SKIF Ireland team members who attended the J.K.S. 2012 Autumn Championships and won medals.
Date: 22 Sep 2012
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.
Date: 01 May 2012
Kancho Kanazawa Sensei and Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland May 1-6 2012
Date: 01 Jan 2012
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.
Date: 08 Nov 2011
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.
Date: 17 May 2011
Kancho Kanazawa and Suzuki Sensei will be in Ireland between 17-22 May 2011
Date: 17 May 2011
Kancho Kanazawa and Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland in November 8-13 2011.
Date: 30 Jan 2011
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.
Date: 28 Nov 2010
The SKIF Ireland National Championships will be held in Moyle Rovers, Clonmel on 28th November 2010 @ 10am.
Date: 26 Oct 2010
Kancho Kanazawa and Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei October Seminar 2010 with special guest Ohigashi Sensei
Date: 13 Apr 2010
Details for Kancho Kanazawa and Murakami Sensei Seminar 2010
Date: 11 Nov 2009
Details for Kancho Kanazawa and Daizo Kanazawa November Seminar 2009
Date: 23 Jul 2009
SKIF Ireland would like to congratulate Sensei Ray Payne on receiving his 7th Dan Black Belt from Kancho Kanazawa 10th Dan at the 10th SKIF World Championships in Athens, Greece July 2009
Date: 23 Jul 2009
SKIF Ireland would like to congratulate Jacqui O Shea on winning a gold medal at the 10th SKIF World Championships in Athens, Greece July 2009.
Date: 11 May 2009
Sensei Neil Sargent receives award for years of service to SKIF Ireland
Date: 01 Jan 2009
SKIF Ireland would like to Congratulate Sensei Neil Sargent, Sensei Abe McCarthy, Sensei Sean Sargent who received their Nana Dan (7th Dan Black Belts) and Sensei Greg Manning who received his Roku Dan (6th Dan Black Belt) from Kancho Kanazawa April 2009 during the Kancho Kanazawa and Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei Grading and Training Seminar.
Date: 11 Nov 2008
SKIF Ireland would like to personally thank Sensei Abe McCarthy for the years of service he has given to SKIF Ireland. SKIF Ireland would also like to wish Sensei Abe McCarthy a happy birthday and many more to come.

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