Traditional Karate Training in Clare & Galway regions

  • Cratloe Community Hall (Co. Clare).
  • Kilmurry Parish Hall (Co. Clare).
  • Kilkishen Clubhouse, Kilkishen (Co .Clare).
  • St. Joseph’s National School, Kinvarra (Co .Galway).

Our Mission

No nonsense Shotokan Karate delivered as it was designed. We encourage confidence, self awareness, discipline and a fun social network and safe environment in which students of all ages can learn Karate.

Club Overview

We welcome all people from beginners to advanced karate-ka. The art/sport is ideal for children, men and women, young and old. All we ask of our students is the enthusiasm and commitment to do their best. Clare Shotokan Karate Club (CSKC) has been active in the West of Ireland since the late 80’s and since 2005, is affiliated to the Academy of Shotokan Karate (ASK) under Chief Instructor Sensei Dave Hazard (7th Dan). The clubs represented by CSKC and Kinvara Shotokan Karate Club (KSKC) are members of the Academy of Shotokan Karate Ireland (ASKI). We also are affiliated to the ONAKAI (Official National Amateur Karate Association of Ireland), EKF (European Karate Federation) and WKF (World Karate Federation).


Traditional & Sport Karate

Sensei Michael J. Hogan has been travelling to Sensei Ticky Donovan’s (O.B.E. , 9th Dan) famous Summer Course for over 15 years. Sensei Hogan is also a dedicated coach and works closely with the ONAKAI to bring sporting and traditional Karate to a higher national standard.

Clare Shotokan Karate Club is a proud supporter of “The K is On The Way”