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SKIF Ireland win 57 medals at Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix

SKIF Ireland win 57 medals at Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix

SKIF Ireland Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix Squad

SKIF Ireland Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix Squad


SKIF Ireland 2017 European Championships Squad

SKIF Ireland 2017 National Squad

2017 SKIF Ireland Gasshuku

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.

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

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 Calendar of Events

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SKIF Ireland News and Events

2018 Nov Seminar
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.

2018 Ray Payne Special Instructor Course
2018 Ray Payne Special Instructor Course

2018 Kanazawa Cup International
2018 Kanazawa Cup International

2018 Ray Payne Nijuhachi Seminar
SKIF Ireland Technical Advisor Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan SKIF will teach a dedicated class for Dan grades, solely teaching the Okinawan kata Nijuhachi.

2019 Senior Kumite & Kata Trials
Important dates are set for Senior Kumite trials for the 2019 World Championships.

2018 Results of Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix
Results from the Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix which took place at 28th-29th May 2018

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2018 May Seminar
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.

Junior Squad Session
Upcoming Junior Squad Information

2018 Open Course with Sensei Ray Payne
Open Course with Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan SKIF being run by Mitchelstown Karate Club

Senior Kumite Squad Dates
Please be advised that the following are the scheduled Senior Kumite squad sessions up to the International in the Czech Republic in late April. The squad for this competition has been selected. However, a number of sessions are still open to anyone eligible to train with the squad, whether they have been selected or not, these sessions are designated ‘Open to all’ below. All other sessions are closed to the selected squad and are designated ‘Closed to squad’ below.

Junior Squad Session
Upcoming Squad Session Information

Junior Squad Session
Upcoming Squad Session Information

Senior Squad Session
Upcoming Squad Session Information

Senior Kumite Squad
Message from SKIF Ireland Senior Kumite Coach regarding Upcoming Championships in Czech Republic.

Transitioning from Junior to Senior in Squads
Important information about the transitioning ages for Students who are moving from the Junior Squad to the Senior Squad.

Senior Squad Training
Information about the SKIF Ireland Senior Squad Training in 10th December 2017

Junior Squad Training
Information about the SKIF Ireland Junior Squad Training in 3rd December 2017

2017 Kanazawa Cup
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.

Junior Squad Training
Information on the Junior Squad Training on 5th November

Senior Squad Training
Information on the Senior Squad Training on 5th November

2017 Gasshuku
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.

2017 May Seminar
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.

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 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 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 SKIF World Championships - Travel Information Form
All competitors, parents, supporters who are travelling to the SKIF World Championships in Jakarta Indonesia will need to click on this page and choose the appropriate form to submit your travel information to the SKIF Ireland Admin Team for the World Championships. Please note that all information will be kept 100% confidential and only used for the purposes of booking Flights and Accommodation.

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.

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.

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