About SKIF Ireland

Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland was formed in 1978. Playing a major part in being the largest organisation in Ireland which has a large number of clubs in the country.

World Chief Instructor Hirokazu Kanazawa SokeĀ (10th Dan) and his sons Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa (6th Dan) & Fumitoshi Kanazawa Senei (5th Dan) & Daizo Kanazawa Sensei (4th Dan) visit Ireland twice yearly and the seminar and gradings are held in Cork, Dublin, Clonmel & Bandon.

SKIF Ireland representatives with Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan SKIF (Supreme Instructor and Founder of SKIF Worldwide) and Sensei Satoru Iwai 8th Dan SKIF (General Secretary of SKIF Worldwide) at the SKIF Ireland National Grading and Training Seminar October 2013

Front Row From Left to Right: Sensei Sean Sargent 7th Dan SKIF (Former Treasurer SKIF Ireland), Sensei Ray Payne 7th Dan SKIF (SKIF European Executive Committee), Sensei Satoru Iwai 8th Dan SKIF (General Secretary SKIF Worldwide), Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan SKIF (Supreme Instructor SKIF Worldwide), Sensei Abe McCarthy 7th Dan SKIF (Seals Officer SKIF Ireland), Sensei Neil Sargent 7th Dan SKIF (Chief Instructor SKIF Ireland), Sensei Kevin Sullivan 4th Dan SKIF (Chairman SKIF Ireland)

Back Row From Left to Right: Sensei Stuart Hickey 4th Dan SKIF, Sensei Denis Hogan 5th Dan SKIF, Sensei Kathleen Byrne 6th Dan SKIF (General Secretary SKIF Ireland), Sensei Gary Daly 5th Dan SKIF, Sensei Greg Manning 6th Dan SKIF (Former Chairman SKIF Ireland), Sensei Aaron Kenneally 4th Dan SKIF (Treasurer SKIF Ireland), Sensei Jacqui O Shea (PRO SKIF Ireland), Sensei Martin Sheehan 3rd Dan SKIF (Committee SKIF Ireland), Sensei Martin O Keeffe 4th Dan SKIF, Sensei Eddie O Donnell 6th Dan SKIF (Senior Kata Coach SKIF Ireland)