SKIF Ireland News and Events

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.

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 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.

2015 Squad Trials
Details of the 2015 SKIF Ireland National Squad Trials.

2015 May Seminar
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.

2015 National Coaches
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.

2014 National Championships
The SKIF Ireland National Championships 2014 will take place in Moyle Rovers GAA on November 30th 2014.

2014 May Seminar
SKIF Ireland seminar with Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa and Shinji Tanaka Sensei in May 2014.

2013 Kanazawa Cup
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.

2017 October Seminar
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.

2014 Ray Payne 3 Day Seminar
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.

2014 University of Limerick 2nd annual Gasshuku
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.

2013 October Seminar
Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa will be in Ireland between 23-27 October 2013

2013 ULSKC Summer Gasshuku
ULSKC are proud to announce we will host a SUMMER GASSHUKU in 2013

2014 November Seminar
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.

2013 May Seminar
Nobuaki Kanazawa Kancho and Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei will arrive in Ireland on Tuesday May 7th for Seminars in Dublin, Cork, Clonmel and Midleton

2013 National Championships
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.

2013 Piltown Open Competition
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.

2012 Kanazawa Cup
The SKIF Ireland 2012 Kanazawa Cup will be held on the 25th November 2012 at Moyle Rovers Sports Centre, Clonmel beginning at 10am.

2012 Gold at JKS Championships
A big congratulations to the SKIF Ireland team members who attended the J.K.S. 2012 Autumn Championships and won medals.

2012 October Seminar
Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland in Oct 11-16 2012.

2012 May Seminar
Kancho Kanazawa Sensei and Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland May 1-6 2012

2012 Gold at Portsmouth
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.

2012 SKIF Europe Executive Position for Sensei Ray Payne
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.

2011 Special Kumite Class
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.

2009 Jacqui O Shea wins Gold
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.

2009 Sensei Payne Receives 7th Dan
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

2011 November Seminar
Kancho Kanazawa and Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei will be in Ireland in November 8-13 2011.

2011 May Seminar
Kancho Kanazawa and Suzuki Sensei will be in Ireland between 17-22 May 2011

2009 Award for Sensei Neil Sargent
Sensei Neil Sargent receives award for years of service to SKIF Ireland

2009 November Seminar
Details for Kancho Kanazawa and Daizo Kanazawa November Seminar 2009

2008 Award for Sensei Abe McCarthy
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.

2009 Ireland receives 3 new 7th Dans
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.

2011 National Championships
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.

2010 National Championships
The SKIF Ireland National Championships will be held in Moyle Rovers, Clonmel on 28th November 2010 @ 10am.

2010 October Seminar
Kancho Kanazawa and Nobuaki Kanazawa Sensei October Seminar 2010 with special guest Ohigashi Sensei

2010 April Seminar
Details for Kancho Kanazawa and Murakami Sensei Seminar 2010

SKIF Ireland Squad News

2017 Dec Senior Kumite Squad
Message from SKIF Ireland Senior Kumite Coach regarding Upcoming Championships in Czech Republic.

2017 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.

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

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

2017 Nov Junior Squad Training
Information on the Junior Squad Training on 5th November

2017 Nov Senior Squad Training
Information on the Senior Squad Training on 5th November

SKIF Ireland Black Belt Register

2017 Oct Black Belt Grading
Graded under Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami

2017 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa

2016 Nov Black Belt Grading
Graded under Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami

2016 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa

2015 Nov Black Belt Grading
Graded under Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami

2015 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Fumitoshi Sensei

2014 Oct Black Belt Grading
Graded under Ryusho Suzuki Sensei

2014 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa and Shinji Tanaka Sensei

2013 Oct Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Sensei Satoru Iwai

2013 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei

2012 Oct Black Belt Grading
Graded under Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa

2012 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa

2011 Nov Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei

2011 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Ryusho Suzuki Sensei

2009 April Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa

2008 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa

2010 Nov Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Ohigashi Sensei

2010 April Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami

2009 Nov Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Daizo Kanazawa Sensei

2008 Nov Black Belt Grading
Graded under Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami

2007 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa

2007 Nov Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Daizo Kanazawa Sensei

2006 May Black Belt Grading
Graded under Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa

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