Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Irish Shotokan Karate Open Championships!

Following on from our great success at the event last year, where some divisions saw first second AND third place go to our students, Tuam Karate Club will be sending a squad to the Irish open shotokan Karate championships this year. The competition takes place in Fermoy, Co. Cork next Sunday and will be attended by Karateka from across the entire country. Indeed, for last years event, the entire Italian Karate squad travelled to attend!


The standard at the competition is always very high, but attending is a great experience for students. Whether you win or lose, it really is all about having a new experience, learning to fight even though you are scared, rising to a challenge and having a good time. A certain amounts of lifts are available with members who are driving down, if you would like to attend but do not yet have a lift arranged, please contact one of the instructors either at training this weekend, or by phone if necessary. Get practicing! :)


Full details are as follows:


IRISH OPEN SHOTOKAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012


IRISH WHEELCHAIR KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012

LORETO SPORTS COMPLEX, FERMOY, CO. CORK. SUNDAY May 1st 2012

OFFICIALS: 10.30AM. JUNIORS: 11.00AM. SENIORS: 1.00PM. WHEELCHAIRS: 2.00PM

JUNIOR KATA MIXED U.16:
-Beginner to 9th Kyu
-8th Kyu to 6th Kyu
-5th Kyu and Above

JUNIOR KUMITE U.12:
KIHON IPPON MIXED:
-Beginner to 9th Kyu
-8th Kyu to 6th Kyu
-5th Kyu to Black Belt

SENIOR KATA LADIES:
-Beginner to 4th Kyu
-3rd Kyu and Above

SENIOR KATA MEN:
-Beginner to 4th Kyu
-3rd Kyu and Above

JUNIOR KUMITE U.16 GIRLS:
-Under 4’6” Up to Purple Belt
-Under 4’6” Brown & Black Belt
-Over 4’6” Up to Purple Belt
-Over 4’6” Brown and Black Belt

JUNIOR KUMITE U. 16 BOYS:
-Under 4’6” Up to Purple Belt
-Under 4’6” Brown & Black Belt
-Over 4’6” Up to Purple Belt
-Over 4’6” Brown & Black Belt

SENIOR KUMITE LADIES:
-Up to 7th Kyu
-Up to 4th Kyu
-Brown & Black

SENIOR KUMITE MEN:
-Up to 7th Kyu
-Up to 4th Kyu
-Brown & Black

-SENIOR TEAM KUMITE
-SENIOR TEAM KATA

UNDER 19 KATA MIXED:
- Beginner to 9th Kyu
-8th Kyu to 6th Kyu
-5th Kyu to Black Belt

Under 19 KUMITE GIRLS:
-Up to Purple Belt
-Brown & Black Belt

UNDER 19 KUMITE BOYS:
-Up to Purple Belt
-Brown & Black Belt

-JUNIOR TEAM KUMITE (2 Male 1 Female)
-JUNIOR TEAM KATA (Any Mix)

Fees: Seniors: €15. Juniors: €10. Teams: €20.
(Fees include any number of Individual events.)
Spectators: Adults €10. Children Free.

*N.B. Team Competitions will depend on the number of entries.

Gum Shields and White Mitts are compulsory for all kumite events. [*Mitts will be provided by the Tuam club for our students as necessary.]

Events may be added or dropped on the day.

Wheelchair Karate events will be decided on the day.