WELCOME TO O.N.A.K.A.I.
Irelands largest all style national karate organisation, was established in 1978 by the coming together of the three main styles then practiced in Ireland, Shotokan, Wado and Kenpo, for the principal purpose of producing a fully representational national squad for international competition and also to coordinate, regulate and promote all karate activities within the 32 counties of Ireland.
A constitution was drafted and approved which protected the interests of all Irish karate practitioners, and which provided for the development of the highest standards in the sport and traditional art of karate.
Since its establishment O.N.A.K.A.I. has been the only Irish karate body to be recognised by the European Karate Federation, and the World Karate Federation (Which is a member of the International Olympic Council). EKF and WKF are the largest and longest established European and World all style Karate organisations and host the highest level of Karate competitions in the world. In 2002 O.N.A.K.A.I. was granted full recognition by the Irish Sports Council as the National Governing Body (NGB) for Karate in Ireland.
President : Peter Coyle
Secretary : Christy Flynn
Treasurer : Michael Hogan
PRO : Karen Dolphin
Executive Committee : Paul Brennan, Christy Flynn, Brendan Perry, Peter Mooney, Derek Desmond, Mary Meehan
Technical Board : George Holden, Leo Mulvany, Stephen Murray, Brendan Perry, Derek Kealy, Derek Desmond, Peter Coyle
Anti-Doping Officer : Leo Mulvany
National Childrens Officer :
Team Manager : Mary Meehan
Garda Vetting Officer : Mary Meehan
Coach Tutors : Michael Hogan (Liaison Officer with Coaching Ireland), Stephen Murray and Leo Mulvany
Interim National Male Kumite Coach : Paul Brennan
National Female Kumite Coach : Paul Brennan
National Kata coach : Marie Dolphin
National Junior Coach : John Connolly
Leinster : Brendan Perry (Kumite), Dermot O'Keeffe (Kata)
Munster : Michael Hogan (Kata)
Ulster : Simon O'Dowd (Kumite), Siobhan Leckey (Kata)
Connaught : John Dolphin and Kevin Loftus (Kumite), Marie Dolphin (Kata)
O.N.A.K.A.I. Introduction To Coaching Course 2016 (Mullingar Kyokushinkai)
L-R Back: Frank Reid, Martin O'Grady, Ken Fitzpatrick , Tom Cahill, Ciaran Stapleton, Dave King, Dean Wright, Aoife O'Grady Corcoran, Jon Maher, Laquitta Dunne, Shane Mulhall, Kevin Callan, Nigel Prendergast, Padraig Hassett, Shane Lalor, James O'Malley, Frank O'Connor, Gabriel Iacob, Patryca Calka, Stephen Quaile.
Front L-R: Ciara Heneghan, Allanah Arthur, Coach Tutors: Leo Mulvany, Michael Hogan and Stephen Murray, Kathleen Kelly & Emilia Cahill. Missing from Photo is Stacey Dunne.