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Odakan Karate School

Sensei Gary Daly receiving his 6th Dan diploma from Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa 8th Dan SKIF

Sensei Gary Daly receiving his 6th Dan diploma from Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa 8th Dan SKIF

Odakan Karate School was founded in 1982 Sensei John Daly and in 1985 Sensei Gary Daly (Rokudan, 6th Dan Black Belt) took it over and is still instructing it today.

Sensei Gary Daly started training in Shotokan Karate From a young age and inspires for his Karate technique, etiquette and discipline to be like Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan).

Gary has represented Ireland in both European Level and World Level and has won many tournaments from Munster, National and International Levels as a junior and senior.

Odakan Karate School representing Ireland

Odakan Karate School members training before the 2019 SKIF World Championships

Odakan Karate School members training before the 2019 SKIF World Championships

 

Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa 1931-2019

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

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2019 - Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami Seminar Photos

2019 - Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami Seminar Photos

Photos from the recent SKIF Ireland November Seminar with Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami

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2019 - SKIF Ireland Chief Instructor Sensei Ray Payne Instructors Course Photos

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.

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2019 - Kanazawa Cup Photos

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.

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2019 - Kanazawa International Cup

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.

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2019 November Seminar

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.

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2019 - Gold for Philip McCarthy at SKIF World Championships

2019 - Gold for Philip McCarthy at SKIF World Championships

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.

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2019 - Silver for SKIF Ireland Women Masters Team Kumite at SKIF World Championships

2019 - Silver for SKIF Ireland Women Masters Team Kumite at SKIF World Championships

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.

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2019 - Bronze for SKIF Ireland Women Masters Team Kata at SKIF World Championships

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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2019 - Huge Medal Haul at SKIF World Championships

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)

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2019 - SKIF Ireland 2019 World Championships Squad

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2018 - SKIF Ireland Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix Squad

2018 - SKIF Ireland Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix Squad Click to read more information about 2018 - SKIF Ireland Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix Squad