Dundalk hosts Irish 
Karate training session

Dundalk Karate members with IKFC coach Vincent Clarke
Dundalk Karate recently hosted an Irish Karate Federation Commission (IKFC) squad training session in the Redeemer Family Resource Centre where clubs from all over Ireland were invited to attend.

Dundalk Karate recently hosted an Irish Karate Federation Commission (IKFC) squad training session in the Redeemer Family Resource Centre where clubs from all over Ireland were invited to attend.

Every Karateka in attendance were firstly put through their individual Kata (form), where everything from the basic Pinan Nidan for the lower grades was on show to the more advanced Katas such as Basai or Sochin for the Brown and Black belts.

After a quick break, everyone was then back to the tatami matts for Kumite (fighting), where a simple drill of punches was introduced for everyone. This drill for the purple, brown and black belts was then enhanced even more to challenge their abilities, speed and fitness.

Each Karateka thrived under coach Vincent Clarke’s instruction and as each student left, everyone was smiling with knowledge that they had learnt something new.

Sensei Mary Marcus, Head of Dundalk Karate said: “With schools on holidays, the good weather continuing and numerous other sporting fixtures on the same day, it was fantastic to see so many dedicated members not only of Dundalk Karate, but from other clubs from as far as Dublin attend this brilliant opportunity. It made this IKFC squad training session a huge success.”

“These opportunities don’t happen very often as we usually end up travelling to Dublin or even further afield for squad trainings, so to be able to host this IKFC squad training session in the Redeemer Family Resource Centre was something that everyone from Dundalk Karate could benefit from,” she added.

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