Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland

Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland

SKIF Ireland Latest News

Published: 17 Oct 2020
Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa Private Zoom Class
SKIF Ireland is proud to announce that we will be having a private All Grades Zoom Session with Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa 8th Dan SKIF.
Published: 11 Jun 2020
SKIF Ireland Zoom Sessions: Sensei Stephen Whitney
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.
Published: 31 May 2020
Yoga for Karate
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.
Published: 26 May 2020
SKIF Ireland Zoom Sessions: Sensei Seamus O Dowd
SKIF Ireland club instructor Sensei Seamus O Dowd 6th Dan SKIF will host a Zoom Session for anyone who is interested
Published: 23 May 2020
Kumite Squad Zoom Sessions
SKIF Ireland would like to invite any Juniors or Seniors who are interested in Kumite Squad Training to attend bi-weekly Zoom Session with SKIF Ireland Kumite Coach Sensei Garrett O Donovan.
Published: 20 May 2020
Weekly SKIF Ireland Chief Instructor Sessions: Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan SKIF
Information about The Weekly Zoom Sessions with SKIF Ireland Chief Instructor Sensei Ray Payne
Published: 18 May 2020
Kata Squad Zoom Sessions
SKIF Ireland would like to invite any Juniors or Seniors who are interested in Kata Squad Training to attend a bi-weekly Zoom Session with SKIF Ireland Kata Coach Sensei Philip McCarthy.
Published: 15 May 2020
SKIF Ireland launches YouTube Channel
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.
Published: 14 May 2020
SKIF Ireland Zoom Sessions: Sensei Stuart Hickey
SKIF Ireland club instructor Sensei Stuart Hickey 4th Dan SKIF will host a Zoom Session for anyone who is interested.
Published: 10 May 2020
Results from The LBD Lounge Becomes The Dojo International Online Competition which took place on 10th May 2020
Published: 03 May 2020
SKIF Train Together in the Spirit of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa
SKIF GHQ will host a special global YouTube live training session on the birthday of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa in his honour.
Published: 08 Dec 2019
Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa 1931-2019
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
Published: 18 Nov 2019
Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami Seminar Photos
Photos from the recent SKIF Ireland November Seminar with Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami
Published: 17 Nov 2019
2019 November Seminar
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.
Published: 03 Nov 2019
SKIF Ireland Chief Instructor Sensei Ray Payne Instructors Course Photos
Members of SKIF Ireland who attended the Instructor Course with SKIF Ireland Chief Instructor Sensei Ray Payne that took place on 03-November-2019.
Published: 26 Oct 2019
2019 Kanazawa International Cup
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.
Published: 26 Oct 2019
2019 Kanazawa Cup Photos
Photos of the 2019 Kanazawa Cup are now available. Please click on the link to view them. Photos are also posted on our SKIF Ireland Facebook Group.
Published: 15 Jul 2019
Huge Medal Haul at SKIF World Championships
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)
Published: 15 Jul 2019
Bronze for SKIF Ireland Women Masters Team Kata at SKIF World Championships
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.

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Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 01 Jan 2019
Watch this space for upcoming 2020 Squad Trials
Published: 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.
Published: 10 Nov 2018
2018 Kanazawa Cup International
Published: 15 Sep 2018
2018 Ray Payne Special Instructor Course
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 30 Apr 2018
Results from the Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix which took place at 28th-29th May 2018
Published: 08 Apr 2018
Open Course with Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan SKIF being run by Mitchelstown Karate Club
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 01 Nov 2017
Important information about the transitioning ages for Students who are moving from the Junior Squad to the Senior Squad.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 28 Aug 2016
SKIF Ireland Juniors get first World Championships Experience at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016.
Published: 28 Aug 2016
Jacqui O Shea won Silver in Kata at the 12th SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2016.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 06 Dec 2015
The SKIF Ireland National Championships 2015 will take place in Moyle Rovers GAA on December 6th 2015
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 01 Jan 2015
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.
Published: 01 Jan 2015
Details of the 2015 SKIF Ireland National Squad Trials.
Published: 30 Nov 2014
The SKIF Ireland National Championships 2014 will take place in Moyle Rovers GAA on November 30th 2014.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 30 Apr 2014
SKIF Ireland seminar with Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa and Shinji Tanaka Sensei in May 2014.
Published: 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.
Published: 23 Oct 2013
Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa will be in Ireland between 23-27 October 2013
Published: 06 Jul 2013
ULSKC are proud to announce we will host a SUMMER GASSHUKU in 2013
Published: 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
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 11 Oct 2012
Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland in Oct 11-16 2012.
Published: 05 Oct 2012
A big congratulations to the SKIF Ireland team members who attended the J.K.S. 2012 Autumn Championships and won medals.
Published: 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.
Published: 01 May 2012
Kancho Kanazawa Sensei and Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland May 1-6 2012
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 17 May 2011
Kancho Kanazawa and Suzuki Sensei will be in Ireland between 17-22 May 2011
Published: 17 May 2011
Kancho Kanazawa and Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland in November 8-13 2011.
Published: 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.
Published: 28 Nov 2010
The SKIF Ireland National Championships will be held in Moyle Rovers, Clonmel on 28th November 2010 @ 10am.
Published: 26 Oct 2010
Kancho Kanazawa and Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei October Seminar 2010 with special guest Ohigashi Sensei
Published: 13 Apr 2010
Details for Kancho Kanazawa and Murakami Sensei Seminar 2010
Published: 11 Nov 2009
Details for Kancho Kanazawa and Daizo Kanazawa November Seminar 2009
Published: 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
Published: 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.
Published: 11 May 2009
Sensei Neil Sargent receives award for years of service to SKIF Ireland
Published: 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.
Published: 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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