Guy Brodeur Open Seminar

Saturday 30th March

Tallaght Leisure Centre, Furtunestown Way

10am – 12pm & 12.30pm – 2pm

Cost:

Seniors €30, Juniors (under 16) €20

Guy is a professional instructor based in Quebec, Canada.  He began training in 1979, gaining shodan in 1985. Representing Canada both for the SKIF and the All-Styles team, he gained many gold medals in his long competitive career. In 1998 he met Steve Ubl Sensei, a moment that changed his karate journey. Since then, he has spent his time building his organization (Shotokan Canada), training regularly with Steve Sensei, developing his own karate and teaching internationally. This will be the second time Guy Sensei has taught in Ireland, combining a solid biomechanical understanding of technique with a practical application of karate.

To register and pay for this course you can do so on the Courses and Competitions page on this site. You can also pay on the door on the day.

This is an Open Seminar open to all organisations.

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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 Jackson

Rick Jackson 8th Dan

Monday 13th May 2019

Hombu Dojo

Ranelagh – Dublin

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.

Cost of Training: €20

7pm-9pm

Strictly limited to 20 participants.  Book your place on the Courses & Competitions page.

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JD Swanson – Open Course

JD Swanson - 5th Dan

Monday 11th March 2019

Hombu Dojo

Ranelagh – Dublin

JD Sensei is a New Zealand karate-ka who is now resident in the USA and a qualified instructor and examiner with the ISKF. As a very active member of the ISKF College program, he teaches regularly throughout the U.S. He is also the author of Karate Science and Professor in the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Salve Regina University.

Cost of Training: €20

7pm-9pm

Strictly limited to 20 participants.   Book your place on the Courses & Competitions page.

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3rd Annual HDKI (Ireland)Open Championships

Sunday 19th May 2019

Tallaght Leisure Centre
Furtunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Door Open 9am

Championships Start 9.30am
Prompt!

Official HDKI 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 €12
Seniors – Individual Events €15
Team Kumite & Kata €30

ENTRIES AND ALL MONIES TO BE RECEIVED BY Thursday 16th May
ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY

Enter online through the Courses & Competitions page.https://hdkiireland.org/courses-competitions/

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 choose 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 10 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 behaviour will result in immediate disqualification.

ANY COMPLAINTS MUST BE DONE IN WRITING AND GIVEN TO THE HEAD TABLE. ALL COMPAINTS 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 No. KATA
1. 10th-7th Kyu     11 years old and below (mixed)
2. 10th-7th Kyu     12-15 years old (mixed)
3. 6th-4th Kyu       11 years old and below (mixed)
4. 6th-4th Kyu       12-15 years old (mixed)
5. 3rd Kyu and Above    11 years old and below (mixed)
6. 3rd Kyu and Above    12-15 years old (mixed)
7. 10th-4th Kyu                16 years old + (women)
8. 3rd Kyu and Above    16 years old + (women)
9. 10th-4th Kyu                16 years old + (men)
10. 3rd Kyu and Above    16 years old + (men)
TEAM KATA
11. Any Grade 15 years & Below (mixed)
12. Any Grade 16 years & 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 they then may perform the same kata or a different one. The finals will also be judged on the point system.

SHOBU IPPON KUMITE
13. Any Grade 5-7 years old (mixed)
14. Any Grade 8-9 years old (mixed)
15. Any Grade 10-11 years old (girls)
16. Any Grade 10-11 years old (boys)
17. Any Grade 12-15 years old, below 5’2″ (girls)
18. Any Grade 12-15 years old, above 5’2″ (girls)
19. Any Grade 12-15 years old, below 5’2″ (boys)
20. Any Grade 12-15 years old, above 5’2″ (boys)
21. Any Grade 16-19 years old (girls)
22. Any Grade 16-19 years old (boys)
23. Any Grade 20 years old & above (women)
24. Any Grade 20 years old & above (men)
25. Any Grade 40 years old & above (men)
26. Any Grade 35 years old & above (women)
3 MAN TEAM KUMITE
27. Any Grade 18 years old & above (men)
Age, height and grade can and will be inspected randomly on the request of the officials and coaches, it is your responsibility to have your association licence with you for verification.

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Christmas Course with Tom Kompier & Simon Bligh

Tom Kompier 6th Dan & Simon Bligh 5th

Assisted by Hombu Dojo Instructors

HDKI Ireland Open Christmas Course

Saturday 1st December 2018

Tallaght Leisure Centre

Furtunestown Way - Dublin 24

Tom Kompier 6th Dan

Tom Sensei has lived and trained in Japan for many years and entered the JKA Instructors Course in 1998. He then taught professionally in Switzerland before returning to Japan to pursue a career as a diplomate. He now lives in The Hague and teaches regularly in Amsterdam as well  as various courses throughout Europe.

Simon Bligh 5th Dan

Simon Sensei has been training in Shotokan Karate since 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. He is now a senior member of HDKI GB.

Training Times

10am -12pm

&

12:30 – 2pm

 

Cost of Training

Adults: 16yrs and over

30 (€40 non-members) - both sessions
€20 (€25 non-members) - one session

Children: under 16yrs

20 (€30 non-members) - both sessions
€12 (€18 non-members) - one session

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Open Course with Rick Jackson & Christian Oygarden

Rick Jackson 8th Dan and Christian Oygarden 3rd Dan

assisted by Hombu Dojo Instructors

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.

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.

Cost of Training

Adults: €30

Children (under 16): €20

Please Register Here




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Guy Brodeur, 7th Dan, Open Seminar

Guy Brodeur, 7th Dan, Open Seminar

Thursday 10th May

Hombu Dojo Ranelagh, Dublin 6

7pm - 9pm

Cost: €20

Places strictly limited to 20. 

Guy Sensei is a long time student of Steve Ubl Sensei, a former top competitor in the SKIF with a haul of international titles and founder and chief instructor of Shotokan Canada. 

Register Here

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2nd Hombu Dojo Karate International (Ireland) Open Championships

Hombu Dojo Karate International (Ireland) 2nd Open Karate Championships

Sunday 20th May 2018

Tallaght Leisure Centre
Furtunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Door Open 9am

Championships Start 9.30am
Prompt!

Official HDKI 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 €12
Seniors - Individual Events €15
Team Kumite & Kata €30

ENTRIES AND ALL MONIES TO BE RECEIVED BY Thursday 17th 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 choose 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 10 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 behaviour will result in immediate disqualification.

ANY COMPLAINTS MUST BE DONE IN WRITING AND GIVEN TO THE HEAD TABLE. ALL COMPAINTS 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 No.   KATA

    1. 10th-7th Kyu   11 years old and below (mixed)
    2. 10th-7th Kyu   12-15 years old (mixed)
    3. 6th-4th Kyu   11 years old and below (mixed)
    4. 6th-4th Kyu   12-15 years old (mixed)
    5. 3rd Kyu and Above    11 years old and below (mixed)
    6. 3rd Kyu and Above    12-15 years old (mixed)
    7. 10th-4th Kyu   16 years old +  (women)
    8. 3rd Kyu and Above   16 years old + (women)
    9. 10th-4th Kyu   16 years old +  (men)
    10. 3rd Kyu and Above   16 years old + (men)
      TEAM KATA
    11. Any Grade   15 years & Below  (mixed)
    12. Any Grade   16 years & 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 they then may perform the same kata or a different one. The finals will also be judged on the point system.

      SHOBU IPPON KUMITE

    13. Any Grade    5-7 years old (mixed)
    14. Any Grade   8-9 years old (mixed)
    15. Any Grade   10-11 years old (girls)
    16. Any Grade   10-11 years old (boys)
    17. Any Grade   12-15 years old, below 5'2" (girls)
    18. Any Grade   12-15 years old, above 5'2" (girls)
    19. Any Grade   12-15 years old, below 5'2" (boys)
    20. Any Grade   12-15 years old, above 5'2" (boys)
    21. Any Grade   16-19 years old (girls)
    22. Any Grade   16-19 years old (boys)
    23. Any Grade   20 years old & above  (women)
    24. Any Grade   20 years old & above (men)
    25. Any Grade   40 years old & above (men)
    26. Any Grade   35 years old & above (women)
      3 MAN TEAM KUMITE
    27. Any Grade   18 years old & above (men)

Age, height and grade can and will be inspected randomly on the request of the officials and coaches, it is your responsibility to have your association licence with you for verification.

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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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