• Junior Squad Training April 13Saturday April 13th, 11am to 2pm, Ballyanly, Inniscarra, Co. Cork, for athletes 13yrs and upwwords. Contact John Connolly for more info at jconnolly9@icloud.com

  • Another WKF Medal for Chris McCarthy Congratulation to Chris McCarthy from Cloghroe on winning a Bronze Medal at the WKF Karate1 Youth League in Limassol, Cyprus. Read More

  • Senior National Championships May 26 The 2019 National Senior Championships take place Sunday May 26th. This will also include an event for Cadets and Juniors. Register

  • The Irish International Open September 7-8 This year The Official Irish International Open is expanding to 2 days to include team events. It takes place on Saturday 7th & 8th September in Sport Irelands National Indoor Arena.Register

  • WELCOME Karate Ireland O.N.A.K.A.I.

    Karate Ireland O.N.A.K.A.I is Irelands largest all style national karate organisation, and was established in 1978 by the coming together of the three main styles then practiced in Ireland, Shotokan, Wado and Kenpo, for the principal purpose of producing a fully representational national squad for international competition and also to coordinate, regulate and promote all karate activities within the 32 counties of Ireland.

    A constitution was drafted and approved which protected the interests of all Irish karate practitioners, and which provided for the development of the highest standards in the sport and traditional art of karate.

    Since its establishment Karate Ireland O.N.A.K.A.I. has been the only Irish karate body to be recognised by the European Karate Federation (EKF) , and the World Karate Federation (WKF), which is a member of the International Olympic Council (IOC). Both the EKF and WKF are the largest and longest established European and World all style Karate organisations and host the highest level of Karate competitions in the world.

    In 2002 Karate Ireland O.N.A.K.A.I. was granted full recognition by the then Irish Sports Council, now Sport Ireland, as the National Governing Body (NGB) for Karate in Ireland. In 2018, Karate Ireland O.N.A.K.A.I. was accepted as a member of the Olympic Federation of Ireland.

    Mission Statement

    We are longest established All-Style National Karate Organisation in Ireland, founded in 1978 as an All-Ireland governing body solely dedicated to karate with the aim of co-coordinating, developing, regulating and promoting karate on national and international scene. Recognised by the Sport Ireland, EKF and WKF and other international Karate Organisations, our membership includes Clubs and Associations practicing Kenpo, Shotokan, Wado, Kyokushinkai and Itosu-Kai involved in all aspects of student development, from recreational to athlete at national and international level.

  • Karate Ireland O.N.A.K.A.I OFFICERS

    President : Chris Kelly

    Chairperson: Mary Meehan

    Secretary : Martin Clynch

    Treasurer / Registrar : Ruth Smyth

    PRO : Masa Maye

    National Childrens Officer : Michael O Brien

    Board Members: Brendan Perry, Derek Kealy, Paul Brennan



    Chief Referee: Stephen Murray

    Coach Tutors : Stephen Murray


    REFEREE COMMISSION

    Stephen Murray, Declan Houston, Noel Kavanagh, Jimmy Harte, Vjekoslav Novak


    NATIONAL COACHES

    Head Coach : Paul Brennan

    National Male Kumite Coach : Mark Sheridan

    National Female Kumite Coach : Paul Brennan

    National Junior Coach : John Connolly

    Inclusion and Disability Officer : Brian Carroll


  • Members of the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OCI)
  • Access to Olympic qualifiers for Tokyo 2020
  • Members of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and the European Karate Federation (EKF)
  • Access to EKF competition circuit and coaching/refereeing examinations
  • Access to WKF competition circuit and coaching/refereeing examinations
  • Access to Irelands National Karate Squad
  • Junior and Senior Kata and Kumite competition
  • National Karate tournaments for Juniors and Seniors
  • Regular seminars and courses with internationally recognised Karateka and Coaches
  • Referee and Judges training and certification
  • Coach Certification - Introduction to Coaching Level 1
  • Access to Garda Vetting
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