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January 3, 2018

Farewell 2017, Hello 2018

Wow! What a year! We had our Spring Technical Seminar with Kagawa Shihan, followed by our Annual Open Championships in April, and, we welcomed 2 new clubs to JKS Ireland - Saggart SKC and Ballybay & Culloville SKC. It has been great working wit...

August 20, 2017

Members of the JKS Ireland Squad gathered this morning in Hokubu Dojo, Swords for their final Squad Session before departing for the JKS 5th Continental Cup in Belgium in two weeks’ time.

For the first half of the session, Squad members covered a selection of kata, focu...

June 13, 2017

Karateka from JKS Ireland Clubs nationwide descended on Swords, Dublin last Sunday for National Squad Training and the highly anticipated Squad Selection to represent Ireland at the European Karate Championships in Belgium.  The Championships will take place in Hasselt...

April 30, 2017

There was an excellent turnout for Squad training today.  Martin Sensei took the participants through an intense workout aimed at developing Team Spirit as well as techniques.  

Over a two hour session, participants worked with different partners to develop their s...

April 7, 2017

This is the final update that will issue for our Open Championships.  Please read it carefully.  The draws will be emailed to Club Sensei's shortly.

March 24, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Just a few updates/reminders about our JKS Open on 9th April.  Tournament Information and Entry Form are available to download here:

  • Additional Kata Categories

We are delighted to announce that we have added tw...

March 23, 2017

JKS Ireland is pleased to extend a very warm welcome to Sensei Neil O’Sullivan and the members of his two dojos, Ballybay & Culloville Karate Clubs as the newest members of the JKS Family here in Ireland.

Sensei O’Sullivan has practised Shotokan Karate since 1987 with m...

March 22, 2017

JKS Ireland is pleased to extend a very warm welcome to Sensei Kieran Mullen and the members of his dojo, Saggart Karate Club as the newest members of the JKS Family here in Ireland.

Sensei Mullen has a long history in Shotokan Karate.  He started martial arts training...

March 16, 2017

Issue 1/2017 of the Irish Fighter magazine is out now and we are very proud to say JKS Ireland has the cover story.

Inside, the article is a biography of our Technical Director, Dermot O'Keeffe Sensei 6th Dan JKS and traces his journey in karate from age 16 in Coolock,...

February 12, 2017

Martin McNamee Sensei of 3 Rivers Shotokan Karate Club delivered a high octane training session for the JKS Ireland Squad today, in preparation for the JKS European Championship which will be held in Belgium this year.

Through a variety of drills, Martin Sensei inspired...

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