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, Manabu Murakami Sensei, 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 had studied directly under Grand Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate-Do. Kanazawa Sensei 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 and several of those founding members are still training today including: Sensei Neil Sargent (7th Dan), Sensei Abe McCarthy (7th Dan) and Sensei Sean Sargent (7th Dan). At that time the organisation was with the JKA/KUGB. When Kancho 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 his sons Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa (6th Dan) & Daizo Kanazawa Sensei (5th Dan) visit Ireland twice yearly and the seminar and gradings are held in Cork, Dublin, Clonmel & Bandon. Over the last few years we have had extra seminars with Koga Hanshi (8th Dan), Murakami Sensei (7th Dan), Suzuki Sensei (6th Dan) and many more. In 1994 SKIF Ireland was host to the SKIF Japan National Team, Murakami Sensei, Suzuki Sensei, Iwate Sensei, Nakamura Sensei, and Gomi Sensei.
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Scoil Nioclais, Bellevue Road, Frankfield, Cork City, Ireland, T12 HD86
Wednesday @ 19:00 - 20:00 - Karate Kids Class
Glanmire GAA, Glanmire, Co. Cork, Ireland, T45 XE36
Thursday @ 19:00 - 20:00 - Karate Kids Class