Dundalk Karate benefit from IKFC training

Dundalk Karate benefit from IKFC training
Dundalk Karate recently travelled to Ballybay to attend an Irish Karate Federation Commission (IKFC) squad training session.

Dundalk Karate recently travelled to Ballybay to attend an Irish Karate Federation Commission (IKFC) squad training session.

With the schools back and the dark nights already closing in, training has only intensified for Dundalk Karate, and with an upcoming competition in Dublin looming on the horizon at the end of September, members are taking advantage of every possible opportunity to train.

Kata (form) was first to be covered. Everyone had to perform their individual kata and with all eyes on Dundalk Karate’s junior members, they did not let the IKFC coaches down, taking full advantage of the experience on offer.

After a short break, the next installment of training, namely, kumite (fighting), was not only invigorating but challenging.

A number of kumite drills were put into action, and with not only punches and kicks being put into separate drills for members, they were all put into practice by members of Dundalk Karate when everyone was paired off for kumite bouts.

“To see Junior Members of Dundalk Karate taking instruction and thriving on not only kata instruction but new and exciting techniques in kumite was a joy to watch,” said Head of Dundalk Karate, Sensei Mary Marcus.

“Every member of Dundalk Karate learned something new, and to see members coming away having spent their Saturday morning training with fellow members of the IKFC is fantastic,” she added.

If you would like further information on Dundalk Karate why not contact Sensei Mary Marcus on 086 353 1625 or karatequeen@live.com.