It is just under 4 weeks until the pinnacle of third-level karate in Ireland.

DCU Karate Club will play host to The All-Ireland Karate Intervarsity Championships on 6th April 2019, where third-level teams from across Ireland will battle it out for the S.M.C. Perpetual Cup!

And great news, this year we will be covering the entrance fees for all those who pre-register. To avail of this we need to to register here.

Be sure to make it down to training as much as you can over the next few weeks, and let us perfect those katas and raise those guards. Training is continuing as normal throughout the break, except next bank holiday Monday.

Competitions have two main categories Kata and Kumite. We hope to see you enter both categories. If you wish to compete please let us know and we’ll provide you with the approved gum shield(€4) and mitts.

Wait! Categories? I wasn’t paying attention:

OK, listen up. There are 4 categories for every skill level.
Individual and Team Kumite, as well as individual and Team Kata.
In kumite:
You’ll be sparring one on one, scoring points
for good clean techniques only, 2 points and it’s a win!
The Team variatiant just has you doing that,
and any team with the best of 3 wins moves forward.
In Kata:
For beginners, it’s simple. You just gotta do the best Kihon Kata you’ve ever done in your whole life. Then the judges will score you, once they’ve dealt with the fact you blew their minds.
The Team variant is a little though, you’ve got to sync your kata with two teammates to take away the win.

24th March

This is an Open Course for all Shotokan Karateka with a world-class instructor and even better its in our very own UCD Sports Centre. This is not a course to miss!

Class times
12:00 to 13:15:All grades
13:15 to 15:00 Black and Brown belts

One class €10
Both classes: €17.5

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
The UCD Karate Team