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HKDI Ireland presents

an Open Course and Grading

with

Scott Langley 7th Dan  *  Ray Stritch 6th Dan  *  Jason Smyth 5th Dan

Saturday 19th September 2020

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Centenary Hall, Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6 D06 N5P0

With almost 120 years of experience between them, three senior instructors of HDKI Ireland come together to teach an afternoon technical seminar.

With three unique takes on karate, this will be a great afternoon of great karate.

Training will be split by rank, with each group having an opportunity to train with each instructor. Don’t miss out on this great chance to train with some of the most senior instructors in Ireland.

Covid-19 Restrictions

The seminar will be in accordance to ONAKAI (NGB) regulations. Numbers are limited and booking is essential.

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

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Fulvio Pascut 7th Dan

HDKI Ireland are delighted to host Fulvio Pascut 7th Dan for the first time teaching in Ireland. Fulvio Sensei is a long term student of Paolo Bolaffio Sensei, Fulvio is a senior instructor at the Makotokai Hombu in Trieste, Italy and travels throughout the world teaching for the group.

Monday January 13th - Hombu Dojo Ranelagh - 7pm-9pm

Tickets are limited.
€20 per person.

You can book online here or email secretary@hdkiireland.org to reserve your place.

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Rick Hotton Seminar

Rick Hotton Sensei

Saturday, 7th September, 1pm – 4pm (followed by a club grading), Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16

Rick Sensei returns once more to Dublin for a one day, special seminar. Always a popular instructor, he will bring his unique style and take to deliver a master class of karate.

Cost: Adults €30, Children (under 16) €20

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David Gimberline Seminar

Sadly, this course is now CANCELLED

David Gimberline Sensei

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 7-9pm, Hombu Dojo Karate, Ranelagh, Dublin.

David Sensei will travel over from Minnesota, USA, to conduct a series of seminars in Europe, this being his only Irish date. Specialising in kata application, David Sensei has become well known and respected throughout the karate community for his unique, insightful and practical ideas of applying shotokan form to self-defence.

Course cancelled unfortunately…

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Paul Uren 5th Dan and Christian Øygarden 3rd Dan – Open Seminar

HDKI Ireland present an Open Seminar

with Paul Uren 5th Dan and Christian Øygarden 3rd Dan

assisted by Hombu Dojo Instructors

Saturday 8th June 2019

Tallaght Leisure Centre

Furtunestown Way - Dublin 24

Paul began training at age 7 and started as an assistant instructor when he was 15. He competed from a young age attaining junior and senior kumite and kata titles at association and squad level, including 3 individual senior SEKU kata titles and winning the technical excellence award. He achieved his current rank of 5th Dan in January 2011. He started Plymouth Karate-Do in 1998 and has succeeded in supporting students of all ages and ability to achieve their goals. He strongly believes in helping others, both in physical improvement and personal development. From 2005-2008 Paul was the SEKU senior squad kumite and kata coach, supporting the squad through a period great success at national and international level. He is now a senior and well-respected member of HDKI GB.

Christian Sensei began training in 1998 in his hometown of Kongsberg, Norway with the Norwegian Shotokan Federation. In 2004 he moved to Vestby and began training with Robert Hagen, a senior instructor of the NSF. During these years, Christian has sought out a variety of instructors and has been a regular attendee on the numerous seminars the group host. Innovative, inventive and individual, Christian’s karate has developed tremendously, and he is now the chief instructor of Vestby Karate Club.

Training 10am - 12pm & 12.30pm - 2pm

Cost of Training:

Adults: 16yrs and over    Є30 (€40 non-members)

Children: under 16yrs   Є20.00 (€30 non-members)

Please pay on the door on the day.  Email secretary@hdkiireland.org to reserve a place.

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Minoru Kawawada

Minoru Kawawada 8th Dan

JKA World & All-Japan Grand Champion, Hoitsugan Chief Instructor

Wednesday 4th December 2019
Palmerstown Sports Complex
20 Oakcourt Grove, Johnstown, Dublin 20
6-8pm All Grades Welcome

Thursday 5th December 2019
Hombu Dojo
Ranelagh, Dublin 6
7-9pm Black Belts Only

Kawawada Sensei is a product of the golden age of the JKA. A graduate of Takusoku University and the Kenshusei programme, he went on to develop into a formidable competitor, becoming Grand Champion at both the JKA All-Japan and the JKA World Championships. After many years teaching and working at the JKA Headquarters, he now dedicates his time to teaching at Nakayama Sensei’s personal dojo, the famous Hoitsugan. Kawawada Sensei has a generous and humorous teaching style and the HDKI are honoured to host him in Ireland for the first time.

Cost:
Juniors: 1 day - €15           2 days - €25
Seniors: 1 day - €20           2 days - €35

Book your place on the Courses & Competitions page.

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Rick Hotton Open Course – March 24th

Rick Hotton - Open Course with Scott Langley

March 24th - Tallaght Leisure Centre

Tallaght Leisure Centre, Fortunestown Way, Dublin 24

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

Training Times: 
10am - 12pm and 12.30pm - 2pm

Cost of Training:
Adults: 16yrs and over
HDKI members Є30
Non members €40 

Children: under 16yrs
HDKI members Є20.00
Non members €30

Scott Langley, 6th Dan, is the Head Technical Director for Hombu Dojo Karate International.  He lived in Japan for 5 years and is now resident in Dublin.  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" and "Karate Clever" and is in great demand as an instructor both in Ireland and Abroad.

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 endeavored 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. 

Please register here…

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Rick Jackson

HDKI Ireland presents Rick Jackson, 8th Dan

12th February, 7-9pm, Hombu Dojo Ranelagh

Rick Sensei began training in the 1960’s and travelled to Japan in the early 1970’s where he lived and trained for several years at the infamous JKA Hombu Dojo in Ebisu, Tokyo. After returning from his time there, he continued to develop his art, becoming one of the most senior instructors in British karate. He is the founder of Fudochi Shotokan Karate and teaches regularly at Leicester University Karate Club. Blending traditional Shotokan Karate with concepts of Budo and Zazen meditation, Rick Sensei always delivers a thought-provoking and informative class.

Course cost €20.

Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.  

Please book online here…

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Felipe Martin Open Course

HDKI Ireland presents an Open Course

with

Scott Langley 6th Dan, HDKI Chief Technical Director

Felipe Martin 6th Dan, KWF Brazil Chief Instructor

2nd December 2017

Tallaght Leisure Centre, Fortunestown Way, Dublin 24

Scott Langley, 6 th Dan, is the Chief Technical Director of 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 and abroad.

Felipe Martin, 6 th Dan, is the Chief Instructor of the KWF in Brazil. Having started karate in 1976, Felipe moved to Japan with his family and spent most of his youth in Tokyo, training at the JKA Hombu Dojo in Ebisu. When he returned to Rio de Janeiro, he continued his training with Nishiyama Sensei’s group before affiliating with Yahara Sensei in 2009. Since then, he has built a strong group and teaches regularly throughout the country. He has won the KWF Veteran’s Kumite and came runner up in Kata at their World Championships.

Register Here

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Gary Raymond – Open Course

HDKI Ireland presents an Open Course with Gary Raymond, 5th Dan, at the Hombu Dojo, Ranelagh

Thursday 9th November, 7pm - 9pm

Gary Sensei began training karate aged 11 and over the last five decades has developed and honed his martial art into a truly unique style. Having practiced Shito Ryu under the legendary Tomiyama Sensei, based in Nottingham, UK, Gary achieved the rank of Godan in 1995. Alongside his karate practise, he has also studied Tai Chi and Yoga and has developed a motivational and practical teaching style. He is now based in Norway where he has held seminars and motivational training sessions, helping develop athletes from a variety of martial arts and other sporting backgrounds.

Course costs €20.

Places are limited to 25.  Please register below.

Registration for Gary Raymond Open Course

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