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Newsletter November 2014



Wado kenshu-kai Open Course

Aikido Centre, Unit 25, Trinity Business Campus, Macken Street, Dublin 2

Sunday 30th November 2014 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Instructor - Y. Iwasaki Kyoshi Shihan

Training Programme

Wado-Ryu original Kata
Kumite Kata
Sen no Sen & Go no Sen

Application Fee- Euros 25 (Adults) Euros 15 (Youths and Children)

Advance Booking necessary

Please contact tel - 087 183 1182 or email -

International Autumn Karate Course in Mohacs Hungary

Mohacs Hungary

Mohacs Hungary

Mohacs Hungary

Mohacs Hungary

Mohacs Hungary

Mohacs Hungary


New Beginners Class Finglas

Authentic karate-do in Japan

New beginners class starting shortly!

Special offer available for new members

Class every Monday from 8:00 pm to 8.45 pm

Dance Factory, 20 Century Business Park, Finglas Cross Road Charlsland Shopping Centre
Contact Tel 087 1831182 for further details

Finglas Beginners Class



Congratulations for Bisztrony family!

Hungary Police Karate Championship was held on Sunday 28th September in Budapest (Hungary)
Csaba Bisztrony 6th Dan won kata (over 40 year olds) and kumite second place
Csabi Bisztrony 2nd Dan won kumite
Balazs Bisztrony 2nd Dan kumite 3rd

Hungary Police Karate Championship

Hungary Police Karate Championship

Hungary Police Karate Championship




International Autumn Karate Course in Mohacs Hungary 2014

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October - please note change of dates!


International Summer School Hungary 2014

Our summer course was held last week in Hungary and it was a great success. This year saw the largest attendance ever!

Summer School 1

Summer School 2

Summer School 3

Summer School 5

Summer School 4

Summer School 5

Summer School 5

Summer School 5

Summer School 5

Summer School 5

Summer School 5

Summer School 5

Summer School 5

Classes starting next week

Monday 18th August Oldtown 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm & Finglas 8:00 pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 20th August Ashbourne 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 21st August Dublin City Centre 6:30pm - 8:00 pm & Iaido 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 22nd August Navan 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Tuesday 9th September Athboy 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Squad Training and Referee Meeting

Aikido Cenre, Unit 25, Trinity Business Campus, Macken Street, Dublin 2

Sunday 31st August from 12:00 pm
No charge for children. Membership license compulsory.

Annual Wado Kenshu-kai Championships

Ashbourne Community Centre, Ashbourne, Co Meath
Sunday 14th September

Course conducted by Iwasaki Shihan in Budapest was a Wonderful Success!

Iwasaki Shihan held a course in Budapest on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2014.
Kenshukai is expanding every year in Hungary.

Budapest Group 1

Budapest Group 2

Budapest Group 3


New Syllabus for Dan Grading now published

Syllabus 2014-2016

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 31st Squad Training & Referee Course
September Sunday 14th Sixth Wado Kenshukai Invitation Karate Championships in Ashbourne
Sunday 28th Autumn Iaido Course in Dublin
October Sunday 19th Autumn Karate Course in Athboy
Saturday 25th International Autumn Karate Course in Mohacs Hungary
Sunday 26th International Autumn Karate Course in Mohacs Hungary
November 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 9:30 pm 
Old Convent School, Athboy, Co Meath Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ashbourne Community Centre, Ashbourne, Co Meath  Wednesdays 7:00 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 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Iaido 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Aura Leisurelink, Windtown Road, Navan Fridays 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm
DIT (Dubin Institute of Technology) Classes will be commencing from next September 2014

Dan Grading

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.

Newsletter containing list of 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

U-15 Championshipprizewinners

License Form

Please complete this form to apply for a license or renew current license if applicable.

License Application Form

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

Dance Factory
20 Century Business Park, Finglas, Dublin 11
Adults Karate Class every Monday 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Aura Leisurelink
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

Aikido Centre
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:

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

Group Photo

Group Photo

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

Queen's University Belfast

Instructor Training Course 23rd December

Aikido Centre, Unit 25 Trinity Business Campus, Macken Street, Dublin 2

Instructors Training Course 23rd December

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 Hungary

The 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!

Mohacs City Hungary

Championship Winners and Officials

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 if you are interested.

Karate for Children and Karate with Family
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 Children

Venue: Ashbourne Community Centre, Ashbourne held on Friday 22nd June

Grading Results

Successful 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 Course

Venue: 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

Additional Training

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

Summer Course 2012 Poster

Fourth Wado Kenshukai Karate Championships

Venue: Ashbourne Community Centre, Ashbourne, Co Meath
Date and time: Sunday 16th September 2012 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Grading Result

The First Grading 2012 was held in Ashbourne on Friday 30th March

Successful Applicants

Arnas 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 Course

Team 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

Kenshu Logo

International Wado Summer Course

Gyomaendrod, Hungary

Summer Course 2009

Summer Course 2010

Summer Course 2011

Summer Course 2012


Naomi Sakaura to Taiko

Naomi Iwasaki with her class

Naomi Iwasaki taking part in Sakura (The Cherry Blossom Festival)

Image of Naomi



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