Instructor Profiles

James Mansfield, 5th Dan Black Belt

  • Garda Vetted Instructor
  • Began training in 1987 at Renshukan Midleton Karate Club Cork with Sensei Neil Sargent (Chief Instructor SKIF Ireland)
  • Graded 1st Dan in 1993 by Soke Kanazawa (Chief Instructor SKIF)
  • Midleton Junior Chamber/Midleton Park Hotel Sports Award Winner 1994
  • Instructor at Renshukan Midleton Karate Club Cork, International Summer School Midleton and Cork College of Commerce
  • Graded 2nd Dan Black Belt in 1995 by Soke Kanazawa (Chief Instructor SKIF)
  • Graded 3rd Dan Black Belt in 2002 by Soke Kanazawa (Chief Instructor SKIF)
  • Graded 4th Dan Black Belt in 2007 by Soke Kanazawa (Chief Instructor SKIF)
  • Instructor at St. Vincent & St. Josephs Shotokan Karate Club, Fairview, 2000 to 2013
  • Opened Rush And Lusk Karate Club September 2010
  • Graded 5th Dan Black Belt in 2014 by Kancho Kanazawa (Chief Instructor SKIF) and Shinji Tanaka Sensei

Paddy Coen, 1st Dan Black Belt

  • Graded 1st Dan in 2017 by Shuseki Shihan Murakami