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.