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Autumn Course with Simon Bligh, 5th Dan

Saturday September 9th, Hombu Dojo, Ranelagh

Training Times

2pm - 3pm   All Kyu Grades

4pm - 5.30pm   Black and Brown Belts only

Cost of Training:  Children: €12   Adults: €15

please pay for training on the day.

Simon Bligh began Shotokan Karate in 1974, where he started in his hometown of Liverpool.  After relocating to London, he spent many years as a member of Enoeda Sensei`s famous Marshall St Dojo.  In 1990-1991 he spent a year living and working in Japan and whilst there continued his training at the JKA Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.  In 2004 he joined the JKS and has been a big contributor to the success of JKS in England.  He has a wealth of experience in Shotokan Karate and believes in "Karate for everyone, for all your life".  Simon is also a full time comedian and as such his teaching style is very enjoyable and relaxed whilst still delivering top quality karate. He is now Technical Director of HDKI GB.

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Jon Keeling & Zack Stewart

HDKI Ireland present an Open Course

with Scott Langley, Jon Keeling and Zack Stewart

Assisted by Palma Diosi & Ross Stewart

Saturday 10th June 2017

Tallaght Leisure Centre, Furtunestown Way, Dublin 24

Saturday 10th June 2017

Tallaght Leisure Centre,  Furtunestown Way, Dublin 24

This course is open to all karate-ka regardless of grade or association.

10am - 12pm & 12.30pm - 2pm

Cost:

Adults: 16yrs and over €30 (for both sessions)/€15 (for one)

Children: under 16yrs Є20 (for both sessions)/€12 (for afternoon only)

Scott Langley 6th Dan

Scott is the chief technical director for the HDKI. He lived in Japan for 5 years and is now resident in Dublin, Ireland. A graduate of the famous instructors’ course in Japan, Scott has been a successful competitor with National, European and World championship titles to his name. He is the author of the best-selling “Karate Stupid” & “Karate Clever” and is in great demand as an instructor both in the Ireland & abroad.

Jon Keeling 6th Dan

Jon Keeling, 6th Dan, has over 35yrs experience in karate. A full-time instructor based near San Francisco, he spent 8yrs living and training in Japan at the JKA Hombu and also Nakayama Sensei’s private Hoitsugan dojo. He is highly productive within the karate world, creating and collaborating with numerous karate magazines and online communities.

Zack Stewart 4th Dan

Zack Stewart has over twenty years’ experience. A long-time student of Nishiyama Sensei, Zack started training with Steve Ubl Sensei after Nishiyama’s passing. This connection to Steve Sensei continues to this day. He is also a graduate of the WTKO Instructors’ course and is a qualified instructor and examiner with the WTKO.

Palma Diosi 5th Dan and Ross Stewart 3rd Dan

Palma Diosi 5th Dan and Ross Stewart 3rd Dan are both full time instructors at the HDKI Ireland Hombu Dojo. Both boast an impressive international karate competitive career, with Palma winning the National Hungarian Championships over twenty times and Ross being a hugely successful junior competitor, winning the WUKF and JKS World Championships. They bring a wealth of experience to the HDKI.Zack Stewart has over twenty years’ experience. A long-time student of Nishiyama Sensei, Zack started training with Steve Ubl Sensei after Nishiyama’s passing. This connection to Steve Sensei continues to this day. He is also a graduate of the WTKO Instructors’ course and is a qualified instructor and examiner with the WTKO.

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Kata-thon 2017

Fundraising for the National Squad

On Sunday the 30th April in the Hombu Dojo, Ranelagh we are having a Kata-thon!

A What?  A Kata-thon!  from 10am until 12pm we will be doing nothing but Kata.  We're hoping that you will want to take part and get sponsorship from your friends and family in support of our HDKI National Squad.

We will start with Heian Shodan and having done that many times we will move on, working our way through the Heian Kata and beyond!

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1st HDKI IRELAND OPEN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

1st Annual HDKI Ireland Shotokan Karate Championships

Sunday 21st May 2017

Tallaght Leisure Centre, Furtunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Doors Open 9.00 am

Championships Start 9.30 am Prompt!

Official Shobu Ippon Rules

Shotokan Kata only

Top Quality Medals

Experienced Officials

Join a fair, legitimate and well run, multi-association competition

 

COST

Juniors – Individual events Є12.00

Seniors - Individual events Є15.00

Team Kumite & Kata – Є30.00

ENTRIES AND ALL MONIES TO BE RECEIVED BY Thursday 18th MAY

ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY

BASIC SYNOPSIS OF RULES

The championships will be run using traditional Shobu Ippon rules.

Traditional, clean, white karate dogi only.

Kumite: Women may wear a chest guard. Men must wear a box. Gum shields and WKF approved mitts must be worn. No other protection or padding will be allowed.

Kata: Heian kata will be used for the eliminations until the best four. Then the best four may chose their kata and it will be judged by points.

Any category with insufficient entries may be merged with another.

Any club or group with less than 10 entries must bring either a table official or referee with experience with Shobu Ippon rules. Any club with more than ten entries must bring both a table official and referee.

All competitors are expected to behave in a manner appropriate for a traditional karate championship. Bad behavior will result in immediate disqualification.

ANY COMPLAINTS MUST BE DONE IN WRITING AND GIVEN TO THE HEAD TABLE. ALL COMPLAINTS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DEALT WITH AND AN ACTION WILL BE DECIDED. ANYONE WHO COMPLAINS DIRECTLY TO REFEREES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. CONTINUED BAD BEHAVIOUR WILL RUN THE RISK OF THEIR ENTIRE GROUP BEING DISQUALIFIED – WITH NO REFUND.

Category List

EVENT - KATA
1. 10th – 7th Kyu 11yrs old and below (Mixed)
2. 10th - 7th Kyu 12-15yrs old (Mixed)
3. 6th – 4th Kyu 11yrs old and below (Mixed)
4. 6th - 4th Kyu 12-15yrs old (Mixed)
5. 3rd Kyu & Above 11yrs old and below (Mixed)
6. 3rd Kyu & Above 12-15yrs old  (Mixed)
7. 10th Kyu – 4th Kyu 16yrs old + (Women)
8. 3rd Kyu & Above 16yrs old + (Women)
9. 10th Kyu – 4th Kyu 16yrs old + (Men)
10. 3rd Kyu & Above 16yrs old + (Men)

EVENT - TEAM KATA
11. Any Grade 15yrs & Below (Mixed)
12. Any Grade 16yrs & Above (Mixed)
Team Kata will be judged on the point system. All participants will perform one kata. The best four will then go through to the finals where then may perform the same kata or a different one. The finals will also be judged on the point system.

EVENT - SHOBU IPPON KUMITE
13. Any Grade 5 - 7yrs old (Mixed)
14. Any Grade 8 – 9yrs old (Mixed)
15. Any Grade 10 –11yrs old (Mixed)
16. Any Grade 12 – 15yrs old, Below 5’ 2” (Girls)
17. Any Grade 12 – 15yrs old, Above 5’ 2” (Girls)
18. Any Grade 12 – 15yrs old, Below 5’ 2” (Boys)
19. Any Grade 12 – 15yrs old, Above 5’ 2” (Boys)
20. Any Grade 16 – 19yrs old (Girls)
21. Any Grade 16 – 19yrs old (Boys)
22. Any Grade 20yrs old & Above (Women)
23. Any Grade 20yrs old & Above (Men)
24. Any Grade 40yrs old & Above (Men)
25. Any Grade 35yrs old & Above (Women)

EVENT - 3 MAN TEAM KUMITE
26. Any grade 18yrs old & Above (Men)

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Rick Hotton and Scott Langley, Open Course April 1st

April 1st, Open Course with Rick Hotton and Scott Langley

assisted by Palma Diosi, 5th Dan and Ross Stewart, 3rd Dan

Tallaght Leisure Centre, Furtunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24

10am-12pm & 12.30pm-2pm

cost: 2 sessions / 1 session
Adults (16yrs and over) - €30 /€15
Children - €20 / €12

You can Register Here (click here).

This course is open to all karate-ka regardless of grade or association. For further information, please contact:

secretary@hombudojokarate.com or 085-141-2828

 

Rick Sensei started training in 1970 at the West Wind Dojo in Florida. In 1976 he inherited the dojo and since then has remained its instructor. Originally a member of the USKA, Rick Sensei moved to Richard Kim’s group in 1989 and since that time has endeavoured to train and learn from as many instructors as possible. He is also a long time student of Matsugi Saotome, who is considered to be one of the best Aikido masters in the world today. For the past three years Rick Sensei has been the NSKF representative in North America under the guidance of Pemba Tamang Sensei, who was the first foreigner ever to do the JKA instructors’ course.

Scott Langley, 6th Dan, is the technical director for the WTKO GB & Ireland. He lived in Japan for 5 years and is now resident in Dublin, Ireland. A graduate of the famous instructors’ course in Japan, Scott has been a successful competitor with National, European and World championship titles to his name. He is the author of the best-selling books “Karate Stupid” and "Karate Clever". Scott is in great demand as an instructor both in the Ireland & abroad.

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