• Junior Kumite Squad Training June 22Saturday June 22nd, 10am to 12pm, Kaizen Dojo,terenure, Dublin. Contact John Connollt at 087 242 4395 or email jconnolly9@icloud.com

  • Ladies Senior Squad Training June 22 Saturday June 22nd, 10am to 12pm, Kaizen Dojo, Terenure, Dublin. Contact Paul Brennan for more details at 086 406 9573 or email paulbrennansnr@hotmail.com

  • National Kata Squad Training June 23Sunday June 23nd, Shearwater Hotel, Ballinaloe, 12pm to 2pm. Training to include athletes 13yrs to Senior. Contact Marie Dolphin at jm.dolphin@hotmail.com

  • The Irish International Open September 7-8 This year The Official Irish International Open is expanding to 2 days to include team events. It takes place on Saturday 7th & 8th September in Sport Irelands National Indoor Arena.Register

  • WELCOME to O.N.A.K.A.I.

    O.N.A.K.A.I is Irelands largest all style national karate organisation, and 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 (EKF) , and the World Karate Federation (WKF), which is a member of the International Olympic Council (IOC). Both the 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 then Irish Sports Council, now Sport Ireland, as the National Governing Body (NGB) for Karate in Ireland. In 2018, O.N.A.K.A.I. was accepted as a member of the Olympic Federation of Ireland.

    Mission Statement

    We are longest established All-Style National Karate Organisation in Ireland, founded in 1978 as an All-Ireland governing body solely dedicated to karate with the aim of co-coordinating, developing, regulating and promoting karate on national and international scene. Recognised by the Sport Ireland, EKF and WKF and other international Karate Organisations, our membership includes Clubs and Associations practicing Kenpo, Shotokan, Wado, Kyokushinkai and Itosu-Kai involved in all aspects of student development, from recreational to athlete at national and international level.

  • O.N.A.K.A.I OFFICERS

    President : Chris Kelly

    Chairperson: Mary Meehan

    Secretary : Martin Clynch

    Treasurer / Registrar : Ruth Smyth

    PRO : Masa Maye

    National Childrens Officer : Michael O Brien

    Board Members: Brendan Perry, Derek Kealy, Paul Brennan, Peter Coyle, Sobhan Leckey, Claire Hart



    Chief Referee: Stephen Murray

    Coach Tutors : Stephen Murray


    REFEREE COMMISSION

    Stephen Murray, Declan Houston, Noel Kavanagh, Jimmy Harte, Vjekoslav Novak


    NATIONAL COACHES

    Head Coach : Paul Brennan

    National Male Kumite Coach : Mark Sheridan

    National Female Kumite Coach : Paul Brennan

    National Junior Coach : John Connolly


  • Members of the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OCI)
  • Access to Olympic qualifiers for Tokyo 2020
  • Members of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and the European Karate Federation (EKF)
  • Access to EKF competition circuit and coaching/refereeing examinations
  • Access to WKF competition circuit and coaching/refereeing examinations
  • Access to Irelands National Karate Squad
  • Junior and Senior Kata and Kumite competition
  • National Karate tournaments for Juniors and Seniors
  • 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
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