Karate Club members get drilled in kumite

Karate Club members get drilled in kumite
Dundalk Karate started off 2014 by inviting Sensei Neil O’Sullivan 3rd Dan to instruct all members in the art of kumite (fighting).

Dundalk Karate started off 2014 by inviting Sensei Neil O’Sullivan 3rd Dan to instruct all members in the art of kumite (fighting).

Sensei Mary Marcus, head of Dundalk Karate, was thrilled with the turnout in the Redeemer Family Resource Centre, Dundalk.

Each of the club’s junior students were a little nervous, attending their very first squad training. However, with many years of experience, Sensei Neil put each and every student at ease right from the off and within minutes each student was enjoying all aspects of this intensive session.

The aim of this session not only to put each student through drills for kumite, but to show them that karate is not only a sport where you can gain self-defence, fitness, confidence and self-awareness but that it is also very enjoyable.

Afterwards, Sensei Neil said: “It was great to see so many students with so much potential and enthusiasm. To know that I can teach them something new is reward itself.”

“It is great to see every student who comes to class to not only improve on what they have learnt so far, but to see that when they are challenged with something new, they thrive on it”, added Sensei Mary.

“I have already started making plans for more training sessions with Sensei Neil, as it is important that each student achieves their best not only under my instruction, but that they receive a variety of instruction from other instructors.”

Dundalk Karate students are currently in training for upcoming events such as the IKFC Junior Lefevre Seminar next weekend and the annual Ballybay Karate Club Open Competition on March 23.

If you would like any further information on Dundalk Karate, contact Sensei Mary Marcus 086 353 1625 karatequeen@live.com.