Bushido Karate Club is affiliated to the following Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation organisations to ensure that our students have access to world class instructors from SKIF GHQ in Tokyo such as Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa, Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa, Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami, Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei, Daizo Kanazawa Sensei, Shinji Tanaka Sensei, Ryusho Suzuki Sensei and many more
Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF) was established in 1978 by Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa who was the Director and General Manager for Foreign Affairs Division of the Japan Karate Association before he founded SKIF. SKIF, a Government recognised Specified Non Profit Organisation in Japan has been expanding its activities since its founding and now has affiliated groups in over 130 countries with several millions members worldwide.
The philosophy of Shotokan Karate-do is based on the traditional budo spirit of karate which seeks for the perfection of character through hard training and discipline. In addition to the traditional philosophy underpinned by the Rei-to-Setsu and Dojo-Kun, SKIF also seeks for the healthy mental and physical growth of youth and peaceful international exchange of friendships through the training and competition.
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In 1971 the Irish Karate Union was formed At that time the organisation was with the JKA/KUGB. When Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa created Shotokan Karate International Federation in 1978, the organisation left the JKA/KUGB and joined SKIF. Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland was formed in 1978. Playing a major part in being the largest organisation in Ireland which has a large number of clubs in the country.
World Chief Instructor Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan SKIF) and SKIF GHQ Instructors Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa, Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami, Daizo Kanazawa Sensei, Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei, Shinji Tanaka Sensei, Ryusho Suzuki Sensei visit Ireland regularly and the seminar and gradings are held in Cork, Dublin, Clonmel.
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Glanmire GAA, Glanmire, Co. Cork, Ireland, T45 XE36
Thursday @ 19:00 - 20:00 - Karate Kids Class
Telephone: +353876307006 (Sensei Aaron Kenneally)