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SKIF Ireland News & Events

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

2019 - Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami Seminar Photos
Photos from the recent SKIF Ireland November Seminar with Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

2019 - SKIF Ireland 2019 World Championships Squad

2018 - SKIF Ireland Hradec Kralove SKIF Grand Prix Squad

2017 - SKIF Ireland European Championships 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.

2016 - 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.

2016 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

2016 - 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

2016 - 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.

2019 May Seminar
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.

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.

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

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.

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

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 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