Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland

2015 Nov Seminar

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Course Fees

  SKIF IRELAND MEMBERS SKIF Visitors Outside Visitors
Course Fees Course & Grading Course Only
Senior Kyu Grades Including Grading Fee *** €50 €45 €50 €60
Junior Kyu Grades Including Grading Fee *** (Under 18 Years Old) €40 €35 €40 €50
Senior Black Belts   €60 €60 €70
Junior Black Belts* (Under 18 Years Old)   €50 €50 €60
Single Class Only   €25 €30 €40

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 to ensure that you get the €10 Early Payment Bonus.  Please note that the Single Class Fee is excluded from the Early Payment Bonus.

  • 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.

  • Dojo Instructors:  Head Instructor of clubs that have an excess of €400 student contribution for the seminar will have complimentary entry to the seminar.  No instructor in the country will have free entry unless their dojo meets this threshold regardless of position in organisation.

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 17 Oct - CLONMEL Moyle Rovers GAA,
Fethard Road, Monroe, Clonmel
SAT NAV: 52.399584,-7.690719
  10:00 - 11:30 SKIF Ireland Pre-Dan Grading Assessment
MONDAY 16 Nov - DUBLIN St Pauls College, 
Sibill Hill Road, Raheny, Co. Dublin
SAT NAV: 53.373023, -6.194111
  20:00 - 22:00 Black Belts Only
TUESDAY 17 Nov - DUBLIN The Artane / Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, 
Kilmore Road, Beaumont, Co. Dublin
SAT NAV: 53.384794,-6.21625
  14:00 - 16:00 Brown & Black Belts
  17:00 - 19:00 All Grades followed by Kyu Grading
WEDNESDAY 18 Nov - 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 19 Nov - CORK Mayfield Sports Complex,
Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland
SAT NAV: 51.911878,-8.441362
  14:00 - 16:00 Kumite Training
  19:00 - 20:30 All Grades
  20:30 - 22:00 Black Belts Only
FRIDAY 20 Nov - CORK   Mayfield Sports Complex,
Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland
SAT NAV: 51.911878,-8.441362
  14:00 - 16:00 Kata Training
FRIDAY 20 Nov - 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 21 Nov - 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 22 Nov - 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

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.  No tickets will be issued for this seminar.  SKIF Ireland students must present their current/valid SKIF Ireland Licence, (Complete with Photo) to gain entry to the training venues. 

Student Names and Fees to be collected and submitted to SKIF Ireland in advanced

All Instructors must submit the required Excel spreadsheets containing the partaking student information electronically by email.  To avoid confusion, it is recommended that the appropriate fee is sent to SKIF Ireland at the same time.  Spreadsheets shall be emailed to

Cut off date:  Sunday 15th November 2015

IMPORTANT:   All clubs must submit payment by 15th November 2015 to avail of the early payment bonus. Please note, should a club be late submitting their information to the treasurer, they will not be eligible for the €10 early payment bonus. This means the full fee will apply (excluding the early payment reduction) when payment is received.  Please note that the Single Class fee is excluded from this Early Payment Bonus.


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 above cut off date.  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

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.