Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dungarvan Sensei Mulcahy & O'Deá on the way to Nuremberg.

Sensei Brian Mulcahy and Sensei Ciarán O'Deá will be heading to Nuremberg on Friday the 1st of April to compete in the SKUN European championships. Brian & Ciaran has been studying shotokan ryu since 1986 -1989, they're dedicated to insuring the future of Dungarvan karate club.Members of Dungarvan karate club will have the opportunity to train,compete and grade internationally.We hope in the future Dungarvan will have more Ireland representatives.keep training.  

How better to motivate your students than setting an example.We teach ,explain and have a no nonsense approach to Karate.If it doesn't work for use we wont teach it.We both are very competitive and we have a club saying  that we use when things get tough," If they want it ,give it to them".This means we will do your best whether its grading ,competitions or training we will keep going.This is the way we train our students and this is why Dungarvan karate club is well regarded where ever we go. Dungarvan karate club give our students confidence, self esteem and pride in there achievements.This from a self defense aspect gives the Dungarvan students choices on how to deal with situations.
Great work being done preparing for grading,the standard is relay picking up.We have another few weeks to relay sharpen our skill and we need to be training twice a week.Home practice is very important and we hope that everyone is practicing.Grading is toward the end of April.

Friday, March 18, 2016

All Ireland competition, club tops and Grading.

Hi all Dungarvan karate club will be attending the IJKA all Ireland in Cork on Sunday 20th March,its a great opportunity to gain experience and meet other people with the same interest.

Following on from the success of last years Munster Open Championship, Passage West karate Club will again host this year's Championship.
Venue : National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringadkiddy, Co. Cork.
Date: Sunday 20th March 2016.
Registration: 10am
K.O: 11am
Fee: €20 individual entry fee - (covers both kata & kumite).
Team events €15. 

The proceeds from the tournament will be used to assist club members selected to represent Ireland at this years SKDUN European Championship, which takes place in Nuremberg, Germany on 1st - 3rd April. 
Rules: Standard Shobu Ippon rules will apply. 
Great day assured. 
Looking forward to seeing you all on the day. 
Michael Keohane 5th Dan, Joe Hunter 4th Dan, Aileen Keohane 3rd Dan.

Club Jackets & Grading
Dungarvan club grading will be taking place o the Saturday the 23rd of April in the Fusion center.Grading will begin at 10am until finish.This give all the members plenty of time to perfect there Shotokan ryu karate skills. Sensei Ciaran,Brian believe to develop your karate skills it is time to start  training twice a week.

Club jackets can be ordered and paid before or after training,the jackets are of a high quality.All children jackets have reflective tape on the sleeves. The jackets have Japanese script on the back which is kato Sensei own writing with says "Shu-bu-kan".The name was give to the club by Kato Sensei for our strong spirit and your Budo philosophy. Shu-bu-kan means place of martial arts.On the front is the club crest which was designed by Sensei Brian.In the center you will see the shotokan tiger which represents your style of Karate-do. 
Childrens jackets €35, Adults €56. payment is in advance.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Grading success

Students competing in National championships,seminars with kato Sensei in Passage west and two grading s before we finished up for the summer.

 Students at Shu bu kan dojo traveled to fermoy for a grading examination under Sensei Toomey 7th Dan.they worked very hard and passed with ease.L: Sensei Ciaran O'Dea. R: Sensei Brian Tomey.
Group two.What a grading one of the hardest grading I have witnessed in many years.Student were asked to do all their previous kata and kihon as well as what was required.They all passed with flying colors.L: Sensei O'Donovan 6th Dan.M:Sensei O'Dea & Sensei Mulcahy.R: Sensei toomey 7th Dan.
Students queing up to get their belts from Sensei O'Dea.This is what its all about.osu

Back after a great year.

Dungarvan karate club is back after our summer break and what a year we had.Instructors competing in the 2015 IJKA World championships.

Sensei Mulcahy  flying the Irish flag .
Brian on the podium receiving his medal for 3rd place in the IJKA world championships.
Sensei O'Dea got into the second round of the tournament which was an amazing achievement and a demonstration of karate spirit as Ciaran ruptured his Achilles tendon two weeks prior to competing. Ciaran fighting a Turkish fighter.Osu
Sensei Ciaran O'Dea and sensei Brian Mulcahy in Istanbul Judging and reffing at the IJKA world championshipe 2015 this is an amazing achievement for the club to have both instructors competeting and being officals in a world event.brian on the right in the picture achieved 3rd in Kumite,what an achievement.Osu
IJKA Ireland Team and the Japan karate team in Istanbul.the Irish team achieved 52 medials with 32 competitors and our own Sensei Mulcahy achieved a 3rd in Kumite which is an amazing achievement.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Passage West Karate competition.

March Events: Kato Sensei course Fermoy 15th . Patrick's Day parade 17th .Passage west competition 23rd. Time for some hard training.
Well done to Niamh for an excellent result in Piltown 1st in Kumite. Niamh showed great spirit.Osu

Dungarvan karate club will be attending this event,we have many good karate-ka at both Kata & Kumite lets get there and prove it!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A chance to train with our own Master.

Dungarvan karate club will be attending the course on the Saturday there will be no training in the dojo as we will be training with with Master Kato.
It will be a great opportunity to train with a karate Master and have a picture taken and your Gi signed by kato Sensei.


Sensei at Dungarvan karate club would highly recommend all students to attend..

Monday, February 24, 2014


VENUE:           Piltown Community Centre, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny
DATE:              Sunday 2nd March, 2014

Registration is at 9.30am.
Competition starts at 10am sharp.

SKI rules apply: Ipon Han Ipon ( 3 point system )

NOTE:     Gum shield and mitts are compulsory.

FEES:       €20 (Individual Kata and Kumite no reduction for one event)

Teams €15

Referees and judges, Blazers and Greys.