Self-defense course for women, Tralee

Sensei Moise from Kerry Shotokan Karate School will be running a self defense course for women on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of June 2014 in the Ballyduff Community Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry from 4pm until 7pm.

The total cost is €35 for both days.

These two days will be invaluable and teach you simple self defense techniques which could save your life. No martial arts experience necessary.

For more information, please contact

Classes Break & Competition

Please note that there will be no classes for the next few weeks. Friday 23rd May will be the last training session until Friday 13th June in Killorglin at 6pm. Classes will resume in Killarney on the 17th June at 5:30pm….

Also please remember that the Bantry and Glengariff competition takes place next Sunday 25th May in Eccles Hotel, Glengariff, the competition is starting at 10:00 am. It will also be preceeded on Saturday by a seminar with Sensei David O’Riordan and any club member is welcome to attend either event (or both).

Best of luck to everyone taking part. Details of the competition can be found here

Happy 2014

We would like to wish you all a happy 2014.

Classes will resume the week starting Monday 6th January in Killarney and Killorglin.

All grades and age groups train together which makes it ideal as a family activity as adults and children can train at the same time.


Beginners and new members are always welcome.

Classes are on as follows:

Tuesday – from 6:00 to 7:30 pm -
Killarney’s Sporty’s Gym
First class Tuesday 7th January 2014

Wednesday –  from 6:00 to 7:30 pm  - Starts Wednesday 8th January 2014
Fridays – from 6:00 to 7:30 pm – Starts Friday
Killorglin Sports Complex, Langford Street starting Friday 10th January 2014

Looking forward to seeing you there.


We are pleased to announce that Sensei Hiroshi Ken Hassell will be back with us and will run a course/seminar the weekend of the 28th Nov. to the 1 Dec 2013.

Sensei Hassell is a world class instructor, he has been involved in Traditional Shotokan Karate for over 40 years. He has given seminars in Killorglin in the past and these have always been very instructive and well worth attending. 

Sensei Hassell received direct personal tuition from top Japanese Masters such as Kawazoe Sensei and Enoeda Sensei and Shirai Sensei. His technical knowledge and ability in Kata and Bunkai is second to none, and he is considered to be one of the best technicians in the world  today.

The training times and venue for the course will be confirmed at a later date.

This is an open seminar and everyone is welcome to attend irrespective of style or organisation.

Please circulate or contact for more information. 

Summer Break

Please note that the club will take a break from 20th August until 10th September 2013 as Sensei Charles is on Holidays. The last karate class for the summer will take place in Sporty’s Gym in Killarney on Tuesday 20th August, at 6pm.

Classes will resume on Tuesday the 10th September in Killarney and Wednesday 11th September in Killorglin.