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 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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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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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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