• Karen dolphin to represent Ireland at European Games O.N.A.K.A.I. have received a wild card to the European Games in Baku. Karen Dolphin will represent Ireland in female kata. press release

  • Ladies Kumite Squad TrainingSaturday 9th May, 10am to 1pm, Unit 2 Finglas Business Centre, Jamestown Rd, Finglas, Dublin 11. OPEN TO ALL FEMALE ATHLETES OVER 16 YRS, U16 by request. contact Paul Brennan for more details.

  • Rene Smaal Kumite Seminar Rene Smaal Kumite Kumite, Saturday 16th May, Kilcullen, Co.Kildare. For more details contact John Connolly at 087-2424395 or email jconnolly9@icloud.com

  • O.N.A.K.A.I. Referee and Judges Course Ref's & Judges course Saturday 30th May. The course will be delivered by Mr Roland Lowinger (Chairman Referee's Commission WKF & EKF). All instructors and coaches are welcome. For more information contact Peter Mooney.

  • 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.

  • O.N.A.K.A.I. OFFICERS

    President : Peter Coyle

    Secretary : Christy Flynn

    Treasurer : Michael Hogan

    Executive Committee : Paul Brennan, Christy Flynn, Brendan Perry, Leslie Hogan, 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 : Jacqueline Sheehy

    Team Manager : Mary Meehan

    Garda Vetting Officer : Mary Meehan

    Coach Tutors : Michael Hogan (Liaison Officer with Coaching Ireland), Stephen Murray and Leo Mulvany


    NATIONAL COACHES

    National Male Kumite Coach : Derek Desmond

    National Female Kumite Coach : Paul Brennan

    National Kata coach : Marie Dolphin

    National Junior Coach : John Connolly



    REGIONAL COACHES

    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. REGIONAL COMMITTEES

    Leinster

    Peter Coyle, Mick Burke, Dermot O�Keeffe, Oliver Carolan

    Ulster

    Siobhan Leckey, Martin Campbell, Jackie Donaghy, Vivienne Donaghy, John Wilkie, Anna McCawley

    Munster

    Michael Hogan, Howard Vincent, Kathleen Byrne, John Connolly

    Connaught

    Leo Mulvany, Kevin Loftus, Brendan O'Flaherty

  • Members of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and the European Karate Federation (EKF)
  • Access to European and World Karate Championships
  • Access to Irelands National Karate Squad
  • Junior and Senior Kata and Kumite competition
  • National Karate tournaments for Juniors and Seniors
  • Regional National Karate League for Juniors
  • Regular seminars and courses with internationally recognised Karateka and Coaches
  • Referee and Judges training and certification
  • Coach Certification - Introduction to Coaching Level 1
  • Access to Garda Vetting
  • O.N.A.K.A.I. Student Licence
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    2015 INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR

    2015 NATIONAL CALENDAR

    sensei tommy mc grane


    O.N.A.K.A.I. regrets to announce the passing of Irish karate legend Tommy McGrane, who died on Thursday, March 12th.

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