ASKI at Annual ASK Instructors’ Course

ASKI Blackbelts Kevin Nolan (2nd dan) and Maurice Keane (1st dan) accompanied Sensei Michael Hogan (5th dan - Senior Instructor for ASK Ireland) to the Annual Academy of Shotokan Karate Instructor's Course. The course took place at The Dojo in Nottingham, the Honbu Dojo for Sensei Aidan Trimble's Federation of Shotokan ... More

Sensei Hogan achieves EKF Kumite Judge A

Massive congratulations to Sensei Mick Hogan's recent achievement at the EKF Championships in Kosovo #EKF Kumite Judge A #Karate#Olympics More

Sensei Hazard awards diplomas to new ASK black belts

May,2017 : ASK seminar with Sensei Hazard Big congratulations to Padraig Hassett and Maurice Keane on receiving their Shodan diplomas from Sensei Hazard. They did excellent gradings in December 2016. Congratulations everyone who graded for their Mon and Kyu grades. Sensei Hazard gave a lot of feedback on what ... More

O.N.A.K.A.I National Junior and Senior Kata Squad Training

O.N.A.K.A.I  National Junior and Senior Kata Squad Training    Saturday the 15th of October Venue & Time TBC This session will include the 1st round selections for the Junior and Under 21`s European Championships. These Championships will be held in Bulgaria in February 2017. Candidates for these categories must be ... More

HISTORIC DECISION: KARATE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES!

We've received wonderful news for Karate in sports! Here is to TOKYO 2020. Oss! See the following email from Javier Escalante, Secretary WKF & EKF. HISTORIC DECISION: KARATE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES! Karate is in the Olympic Games. The 129th Session of the International Olympic Committee being held in Rio de Janeiro has ... More

ASK instructors Class with Sensei Hazard

ASK instructors Class with Sensei Hazard Sensei Hogan, Kevin Nolan and Cian Hogan travelled to Nottingham to the annual ASK Instructor's Course with Chief Instructor Sensei Dave Hazard. A lot of technical information was covered on syllabus material and on Kata: jion Sensei Presenting our new ASKI Tracksuit top to ... More

Renee Smaal International Cup

Academy of Shotokan Karate Ireland had a great outing at the Renee Smaal International Cup Open. We had 10 members in 20 events throughout the day and came home with 13 medals. I would like to thank the parents for taking time out of their busy schedule to give a helping hand at this international competition. Very proud ... More

A.S.K. Sensei Michael Hogan represents at EKF Continental Championships, Turkey

Sensei Michael Hogan representing Ireland at 14th European Karate Championships for Regions, Kocaeli (Turkey), 4-5 June 2016 UPDATE: Sensei Passed his exams. EKF Kumite Judge B, and keeping the previous qualifications.. Best of luck to Sensei who is in Turkey for four days as a judge for the EKF Continental Championsh... More

Shotokan Karate Kyu Grading success A.S.K. Seminar weekend

Congratulations everyone from the Kilmurry, Kinvara, Kilkishen and Cratloe Dojos who graded over the weekend with our chief instructor Sensei Dave Hazard. Saturday, Sensei covered your Grading Kata and a few bit you need to change the coming months. So don't get lazy over the Summer! On Sunday, for the Brown ... More

Sensei Dave Hazard A.S.K. Ireland Karate Course (May) 2016

Seminar and Grading with Sensei Dave Hazard, 7th dan. Chief Instructor of Academy of Shotokan Karate. Former English Kata Squad Coach (2000 -2006). Author of "Born Fighter" and "Fundamental Karate", and the excellent dvd series "Dave Hazard and Aidan Trimble: Applied Karate". Open Seminar with Chief Instructor Sensei Dave ... More