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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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.

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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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Rick Hotton – Open Course

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

Thursday 14th September 2017 7pm - 9pm

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. As well as karate, Rick is a long-time student of Matsugi Saotome, who is considered to be one of the best Aikido masters in the world today. He is also a professional cartoonist and his stripe, Holy Mole, is syndicated throughout North America.
Rick now travels the world giving seminars of his unique brand of karate through his charismatic and affable teaching style.

Course costs €20.  Places are strictly limited to 25 participants.

Please register online below.

Registration for Rick Hotton 14th September 2017

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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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