Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland

2015 May Seminar

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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.  

Course Fees

Course Fees SKIF Ireland Members Course & Grading SKIF Ireland Members Course Only Outside Visitors
Senior Kyu Grades Including Grading Fee *** €40 €35 €60
Junior Kyu Grades Including Grading Fee *** (Under 18 Years Old) €30 €25 €50
Senior Black Belts €50 €50 €70
Junior Black Belts* (Under 18 Years Old) €40 €40 €60
Single Class Only €25 €25 €30
Door Late Fee** €10 additional €10 additional -
  • Dan Grading Fees are seperate from Seminar Fees
  • Visitors from other organisations are exempt from paying the Door Late Fee
  • Visitors from other organisations will not be permitted to take part in any grading.
  • Your Course Fee will grant you entry to all venues.

Important Points to Note

  • Direct Family Offer: 2 Oldest family members pay full course fee, all other family members receive €10 reduction on the full course fee. Please note the Single Class fee is excluded from the family offer.
  • No physical tickets: Your Current SKIF Ireland Licence with Photo will be used for entry to events, No- Licence-No-Entry. The only exception to this rule will be outside visitors from other organisations.
  • Dojo Pre-Registrations: This Seminar is a pre-registration seminar. Pre-Registrations must be completed in advance of the course, penalties apply for late registration (See Pre-Registration Seminar section for details). Club Payments must be made in advance or at the course only.
  • Black Belts and Club Instructors: Black Belts and Club Instructors are welcome at all sessions and Club Instructors are encouraged to attend all Kyu Class Training.
  • Dan Grading Applicants: Dan Grading Applicants must pay the full applicable course-only fee in addition to any Dan Grading Fees and attend as many sessions as possible. Please note the Single Class fee is excluded.
  • Non SKIF Ireland Visitors: Visitors from other organisations are exempt from paying the €10 Late Fee and are not permitted to take part in any grading without the consent of the SKIF Ireland National Committee.

International and Non-SKIF Ireland Visitors (Limited Places)

Step 1:  Reserve your place by Email
Please send an email to: with the following information so we can register you into the system:
Full Name:
Date of Birth:
Ticket Type: 
Step 2:  Transfer Your Payment Electronically to SKIF Ireland
Once you reserve your place by email, please transfer your fee directly into our account to finalize your pre-registration.
SORT CODE:   99-07-03
IBAN:   IE08IPBS99070321375304
Step 3:  You will receive a PDF Entry ticket by email
Once we have received your pre-registration by email and your electronic payment, you will then receive a PDF Entry Ticket by email so you can present this at the Seminar.

Seminar Locations and Times

Date & City Location and Training Times
SATURDAY 18 April - CLONMEL Moyle Rovers GAA,
Fethard Road, Monroe, Clonmel
SAT NAV: 52.399584,-7.690719
  14:00 - 16:00 SKIF Ireland Pre-Dan Grading Assessment
TUESDAY 12 May - DUBLIN The Artane / Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, 
Kilmore Road, Beaumont, Co. Dublin
SAT NAV: 53.384794,-6.21625
  16:30 - 18:00 Brown & Black Belts
  18:00 - 19:30 All Grades followed by Kyu Grading
WEDNESDAY 13 May - MIDLETON Midleton GAA Hall, 
Midleton GAA, Midleton, Co. Cork
SAT NAV: 51.9200965,-8.1751782
  19:00 - 20:00 All Grades
  20:00 - 21:30 Brown & Black Belts
THURSDAY 14 May - CORK Mayfield Sports Complex,
Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland
SAT NAV: 51.911878,-8.441362
  14:00 - 16:00 Black Belts Only
  19:00 - 20:30 All Grades
  20:30 - 22:00 Brown & Black Belts
FRIDAY 15 May - CORK   Mayfield Sports Complex,
Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland
SAT NAV: 51.911878,-8.441362
  14:00 - 16:00 Black Belts Only
FRIDAY 15 May - BANDON St Brogans College,
Macroom Road, Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland
SAT NAV: 51.753679,-8.738895
  19:30 - 20:30 All Grades
  20:30 - 21:30 Brown & Black Belts
SATURDAY 16 May - CLONMEL Moyle Rovers GAA,
Fethard Road, Monroe, Clonmel
SAT NAV: 52.399584,-7.690719
  10:30 - 12:30 Brown & Black Belts
  13:00 - 14:30 All Grades followed by Kyu Grading
SUNDAY 17 May - CORK Mayfield Sports Complex,
Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland
SAT NAV: 51.911878,-8.441362
  09:00 - 11:00 Kyu Grading
  11:00 - 13:00 Dan Grading (Pre Dan Grading Assessment Approved Applicants Only)

Seminar System

For this seminar there will be no tickets being issued, SKIF Ireland students will use their current SKIF Ireland Licence with a photo on it for entry to venues.  Please email your completed template to by the 27th April 2015 along with the appropriate fees.


Please fill out the New Dan Application Form and bring it to the Pre-Dan Grading Assessment on 18th April 2015 at 2pm in the Moyle Rovers Sports Centre.  The fee for the Pre-Dan Grading Assessment is €15.  All Dan Grading Applicatants must pass the Pre-Dan Grading Assessment.

All Successful Pre-Dan Grading Applicants must have the appropriate Dan Application fee paid (Dan Fees have been emailed to the dojo instructors) in the form of a cheque / bank draft / postal order / electronic payment by the 27th April 2015.  For Cheques, Bank Drafts and Postal Orders please post to: SKIF Ireland Treasurers address (Aaron Kenneally, SKIF Ireland Treasurer,15 Delford Drive, Rochestown Road, Douglas Cork City, Ireland)

All Applicants must be vetted to ensure they meet the requirements for their grading and have completed the required number of seminars with the Japanese Instructors.   Failure to meet the requirements for your Dan Grading will see your pre-Dan Application refused.

Grading Requirements Age Requirement
1st Kyu to Shodan 6 Months Training from Full 1st Kyu 12 Years
Shodan to Nidan 4 Seminars 14 Years
Nidan to Sandan 6 Seminars 19 Years
Sandan to Yondan 8 Seminars 30 Years
Yondan to Godan 10 Seminars 40 Years
Godan to Rokudan 12 Seminars -

Please do not post your SKIF Ireland licence with your application as you will need this for entry to the venues.  You can submit your SKIF Ireland licence on the morning of the grading and it will be returned to you after the grading.  All Junior Dan Applications must be signed by a parent and instructor.  

Please ensure you print your name clearly on all Dan Applications form as these forms will be sent to SKIF Headquarters in Tokyo Japan and will be used to create your SKIF Diploma, if they cannot read your name properly there is a chance your Diploma could have a spelling mistake which cannot be changed afterwards.