News Update - March 2014
Iai-Do - Art of Sword
The Iai-Do Course will be held at the Aikido Centre, Macken Street, Dublin 2
Dates: Sunday 30th March and Sunday 25th May from 12:00pm to 3:00 pm Fee: €25 Adults only
Bo-jutsu - Art of Stick
Bo-jutsu is a unique art of self-defence
A Bo-jutsu course will be held at Dublin Dojo in Unit 25 Trinity Business Campus, Macken Street, Dublin 2, on Sunday 27th April from 12:00 pm-3:00pm. Fee: €20 Adults; €10 Children
Spring Karate Course
Spring Kenshu-kai Karate course will be held at the Old Convent School in Athboy, Co Meath on Sunday 11th May. This course is available for grading point.
Time: 12:00pm-3:00 pm Fee: €20 Adults, €10 Youth & Children
NB Please note that the date for this course has been changed - it will now be held on Sunday 11th May instead of Sunday 27th April
Every course helps to develop high technical ability for Martial Arts
March Grading has been postponed as grading applicants need more time to practice in order to reach the required standard
The schedule has been reorganised so that Grading will now take place during the last week of May and the dates are as follows:
Athboy: Tuesday 27th May from 7:00 pm for Athboy and Navan members
Ashbourne: Wednsday 28th May from 7:00 pm for Oldtown, Finglas and Ashbourne members
Aikido Centre, Trinity business Campus in Dublin on Sunday 29th June from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Grading fee: Adults €30, Children €20
Please send your name, your present grade, and membership number to Y. Iwasaki Shihan before grading.
Fee, children €20; Adults & Youth €30; Course & Grading €40; Course only €20
International Wado Summer Course
The International Summer Course will be held in Hungary from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th August 2014
Application Forms are now available.
Anybody who is interested in attending the course should book accommodation as soon as possible
Events Planner 2014
Wado Kenshukai International 2014
|Year Planner 2014|
|January||Sunday 26th||New Year Karate Course in Dublin 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|February||Saturday 23rd||International Winter Course in Budapest Hungary|
|Sunday 24th||International Winter Course in Budapest Hungary|
|March||Tuesday 25th||Grading in Athboy - cancelled|
|Sunday 21st||Grading in Ashbourne - cancelled|
|Sunday 30th||Spring Iaido Course in Dublin|
|April||Sunday 27th||Bo-jutsu - Art of Stick in Macken Street||May||Sunday 4th||U-15 Karate Championship in Athboy||Sunday 11th||Spring Kenshu-kai Karate Course in Athboy|
|Sunday 25th||Iaido Course & Grading in Dublin|
|Tuesday 27th||Karate Grading in Athboy|
|Wednesday 28th||Karate Grading in Ashbourne|
|June||Sunday 29th||Karate Course & Grading in Dublin|
|July||Monday 7th||Grading in Oldtown|
|Tuesday 8th||Grading in Athboy|
|Wednesday 9th||Grading in Ashbourne|
|Friday 11th||Grading in Navan|
|Sunday 27th||Jo-Do (Bo-jutsu) Course|
|August||Mon 4th - Sat 9th August||International Wado Summer Course in Hungary||Sunday 28th||Referee Course|
|September||Sunday 21st||Sixth Wado Kenshukai Invitation Karate Championships in Ashbourne||Sunday 28th||Autumn Iaido Course in Dublin|
|October||Sunday 19th||Autumn Karate Course in Athboy|
|November||Saturday 15th||International Autumn Karate Course in Mohacs Hungary|
|Sunday 16th||International Autumn Karate Course in Mohacs Hungary|
|Sunday 30th||Wado Open Karate Course in Dublin|
|December||Monday 1st||Grading in Oldtown||Tuesday 2nd||Grading in Athboy|
|Wednesday 3rd||Grading in Ashbourne|
|Friday 5th||Grading in Navan|
|Sunday 21st||Grading and Course in Dublin|
|Holidays||Monday 22nd Dec to Sunday 4th January 2015||Classes restarting Monday 5th January 2015|
WA in Japanese means peace and harmony. WA also means love - love of nature, human, nation, society and family. WA should also be at the heart of our humanity and liberty of life. We may not establish our martial art without love. It is established in peace and harmony on earth with love. Man cannot live without love. That is our way of practice in Karate for Wado kendhuksi Karate is not concerned only with fighting.
Wado Kenshu-kai Centres (Ireland)
|Oldtown Community Hall,Oldtown, Co Dublin||Mondays 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm|
|Dance Factory, 20 Century Business Park, Finglas Dublin 11||Mondays 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
|Old Convent School, Athboy, Co Meath||Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
|Ashbourne Community Centre, Ashbourne, Co Meath||Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
|Arbour Hill (IPS)||Thursdays 12:45 pm to 1.45 pm|
|Unit 25, Trinity Business Campus, Macken Street, Dublin 2||
Thursdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Iaido 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
|Aura Leisurelink, Windtown Road, Navan||Fridays 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm|
|DIT (Dubin Institute of Technology)||Classes will be commencing from next September 2014|
Please note that another Dan (Black belt) Grading may be held next year.
DOSHI-KAN - HOUSE of FRIEND in Japanese - this is the name of our School of Karate.
DOSHI-SHA - School of Friend in Japanese Doshi-sha is the first time the christian school of Kyoto City was built in 19th century in Japan. Modern Japan had started with the humanity research of Cristiano in the ancient city of Kyoto.
Fifth Wado Karate Championship
The Championship was held in the Ashbourne Community Centre (Ashbourne, Co Meath) on Sunday 15th September 2013.
Sixty-three contestants from eighteen different clubs participated in the competitions this year.
Wado Kenshukai members were awarded 4 gold medals in 6 different categories and several members were among the prize-winners.
Wado Open Course
Venue: Aikido Centre, Unit 25, Trinity Business Campus, Macken Street, Dublin 2.
Date: Sunday 29th September
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fees: Adults - €20 Kenshukai members, €25 non-members
Juniors - €10 members, €15 non-members
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Display of Women's Self-Defence Techniques - Recent Photos!
Wado Kenshu-kai International
Club Commenced in Oldtown on 8th April
New Wado Kenshu-kai Club started in Oldtown Village Hall, Oldtown, Co Dublin
Classes are held in Oldtown every Monday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
20 Century Business Park, Finglas, Dublin 11
Adults Karate Class every Monday 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
Windtown Road, Navan, Co Meath
Every Friday 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Ashbourne Community Centre
Ashbourne, Co Meath
Every Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Unit 25, Trinity Business Campus, Macken Street, Dublin 2
Every Thursday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Iaido Classes Thursday 8:30 pm to 9.30 pm
Athboy, Co Meath
Children and family every Tuesday 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Advanced Classes also available
Contact us at 087-1831182 or Email: email@example.com
Instructor: Yoshi Iwasaki Shihan (Prof)
Grand Master of Wado Kenshu-kai International
DIT (Dublin Insititute of Technology) Karate Club
We are delighted to announce that Classes have recommenced in DIT and we hope to continue running training sessions in this club on a regular basis
Venue: Larkin College, Dublin 1 Time: Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Outsiders are welcome
Rule of Kumite Under 15s
Please note Under Fifteens - Rule of Kumite
New Rule for Under 15s
Please note revised regulations Under Fifteens - New Rule
Wado Kenshukai International 2013
|Year Planner 2013|
|January||Sunday 27th||New Year Course in Dublin 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|February||Saturday 2th||Iwasaki Shihan Course in Budapest Hungary|
|Sunday 3rd||Iwasaki Shihan Course in Budapest Hungary|
|Sunday 24th||Wado Kenshukai Open Course in Dublin 11:00 am-4:00 pm|
|March||Saturday 23rd||U-15 (Children) Course in Navan 3:00 pm-5:00 pm CANCELLED|
|April||Wednesday 3rd||Children Grading in Ashbourne 7:00 pm-9:00 pm CANCELLED|
|Sunday 21st||U-15 Course & Squad Training will be held at Aura Leisurelink, Navan,3.00 pm to 5.00 pm|
|Sunday 28th||Wado Kenshukai Open Course in Dublin 11:00 am-4:00 pm||May||Sunday 5th||U-15 Rule Karate Championship in Navan 3:00 pm -4:00 pm|
|Sunday 26th||Adults Course & Grading in Dublin 12:00 pm-3:00 pm|
|Wednesday 29th||Grading for Children in Ashbourne, Co Meath|
|June||Sunday 30th||Wado Kenshukai Open Course in Dublin 11:00 am-4:00 pm|
|July||Sunday 14th||Children Kata Championship in Navan 2:00 pm-4:00 pm|
|Sunday 28th||Iai-Do Open Course & Grading in Dublin 11:00 am-6:00 pm|
|August||Sun 4th - Fri 9th August||Wado Kenshukai Open Summer Course in Hungary|
|September||Saturday 7th||Children's Course in Navan 3:00 pm-5:00 pm||Sunday 15th||Wado Kenshukai Championship in Ashbourne|
|Sunday 29th||Wado Kenshukai Open Course in Dublin 11:00 am-4:00 pm|
|October||Saturday 27th||Course & Grading in Dublin 12:00 pm-3:00 pm|
|November||Sunday 3rd||Children Grading in Navan 3:00 pm-4:00 pm|
|Saturday 16th||Iwasaki Shihan Course in Mohace Hungary|
|Sunday 17th||Iwasaki Shihan Course in Mohace Hungary|
|Sunday 24th||Wado Kenshukai Open Course in Dublin 11:00 am-6:00 pm|
|Sunday 29th||Grading in Aura Leisurelink Navan from 7:00 pm|
|December||Sunday 2nd||Grading in Oldtown from 5:00 pm||Sunday 8th||U-15 Championship in Navan 3:00 pm-4:00 pm|
|Sunday 22nd||Course & Grading in Dublin 12:00 pm-3:00 pm|
from left Grimes Sensei, Sugasawa Sensei, Ohtsuka Saiko Shihan(Grand Master of Wado-Ryu), Shiomitsu Shihan, Iwasaki Shihan & Tomiyama Shihan (Chief Instructor of Shioto-Ryu)
Queen's University Belfast
from left, Late Suzuki Shihan, Shiomtsu Shihan & Iwasaki Shihan
Instructor Training Course 23rd December
Aikido Centre, Unit 25 Trinity Business Campus, Macken Street, Dublin 2
from left B Dignan (DIT), Naomi, Iwasaki Shihan, N. Doyle (IPS) & D. Hynes (IPS)
Naomi is heading off to Australia for a year! Hope you have nice warm weather in Australia!!
Mohacs City HungaryThe latest course in Hungary was held in Mohacs City on 17th and 18th November. The course, taught by Iwasaki Shihan, was a graat success with more than seventy people in attendance.
This was the second course held in Mohacs where Eva Dollas runs a Club. A very enjoyable wine party was organised by Eva in a local wine cellar after training on the Saturday night.
Iwasaki Shihan was very happy with the course in Mohacs and hopes to hold this course every year.
Perhaps also a summer or winter course in Mohacs in the near future - Watch this space!
Championship Winners and Officials
The Fourth Wado U-15 Invitation Karate Championships was held in Ashbourne Community Centre on Sunday 16th September. The Championship was organised by Karate-Do Wado Kenshu-Kai International. The Chief Instructor was Y. Iwasaki Shihan. Iwasaki Shihan would like to invite more contestants and groups for next year and wishes to form an association with Traditional Wado Karate-Do Council in Ireland and Europe to unite Wado Kata and techniques in the future. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Karate for Children and Karate with Family
Display Budo-Martial Art of Japanese
Venue: Bamboo Suppliers of Ireland, Peamount Industries Yard, 2 Lock Road, Newcastle, Co Dublin on Saturday 16th June
Organised by IJET and Organiser: Naomi Crosbie Iwasaki
A fantastic day was had by all!
Grading for ChildrenVenue: Ashbourne Community Centre, Ashbourne held on Friday 22nd June
Grading ResultsSuccessful Applicants:
9th Kyu – Karol Sowula, Zygimantas Kalenkenickis, Erin Gilsenan, Karolis Aukstakis, Colm Keegan, Con Keegan
8th Kyu – Danielle Doyle, Lukas Jieoudek
6th - Peter Deering (Pro)
5th - Feidhlim Deering, Colmcille MacCarthaigh (Pro)
4th – Max Samuel, Lewis Casserly, Eoghan Deering (Pro)
Austin Casserly was unsuccessful as he dropped out of Kata exam
Instructor CourseVenue: Unit 25 Trinity Campus Business Park, Macken Street, Dublin 2
Date and time: Sunday 22nd July from 11am also Sunday 26th August 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: 30 euros
Extra training can be arranged for additional fee: 3 Euros for Children and 6 Euros for Adults
International Wado Karate Summer Course Hungary 2012
The Annual Summer Karate Course will be organised by Wado Kenshu-Kai in Hungary from Sunday 29th July to Friday 3rd August
Dan Grading and Kata Championship will also be held during this period.
Instructors: Y. Iwasaki Shihan - Wado Kenshu-Kai Grand Master F. Sugasawa Sensei - Shikukai Chief Instructor
Aer Lingus flight direct from Dublin to Budapest return
Accommodation from 260 euros for two persons for 7 nights (including B&B and air-conditioning)
Book early! Everyone is welcome
Why not combine Training with a Summer Holiday!!
Application form is now available
Fourth Wado Kenshukai Karate ChampionshipsVenue: Ashbourne Community Centre, Ashbourne, Co Meath
Date and time: Sunday 16th September 2012 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Grading ResultThe First Grading 2012 was held in Ashbourne on Friday 30th March
Successful ApplicantsArnas Sadauskas 3rd Kyu Brown (Provisional)
Max Samuel 4th Kyu Purple (Provisional)
Feidhlim Deering 5th Kyu Blue (Provisional)
Lukas Jiroudek 9th Kyu White (Official)
Applicants who achieved provisional rank need to complete Renzoku Waza no 2, Kata & Kumite within three months
Fee 10 Euros (Grading only)
The diploma will be awarded after the second grading has been passed.
The applicant who achieved the official rank will obtain his diploma.
All applicants could then advance to a more advanced belt.
Hungary CourseTeam which took part in the course which was held in Budapest on Saturday 10th March 2012
Csaba Bisztorny's sons are victorious!
Bolazs Bisztrony won Individual Kumite
Cabi Bisztrony was awarded second place Individual Kumite
Hungary Team came third in the European Wado Kai Karate Championship in Germany
International Wado Summer Course
Naomi Sakaura to Taiko
Naomi Iwasaki with her class
Naomi Iwasaki taking part in Sakura (The Cherry Blossom Festival)