• EKF Bronze for Chris McCarthy in Finland Aug 22Bronze for Chris McCarthy in Kumite at the Cadet, Junior and U21 European Karate Championships in Tampere, Finland. read more

  • Tokyo 2020 Jul 24Team irelands olympic qualification dream.read more

  • O.N.A.K.A.I. Club Insurance We have established an umbrella insurance policy for affiliate clubs. Avail of significant savings on your premiums. Click on link for more info.read more

  • 2020 Irish International Open October 3 & 4Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2020, National Indoor Arena, Dublin, Ireland. Register at SportdataPromo

  • 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.

  • 2021 AGM

    All Clubs, Please see notice regarding the AGM for January 24th 2021.

    AGM 2021 Notice


    President : Chris Kelly

    Secretary : Martin Clynch

    Treasurer : Masa Maye

    National Childrens Officer : Victoria Hockings

    Registrar : Conor Clynch

    Public Relations : Masa Maye & Conor Clynch

    Board Members: Chris Kelly, Martin Clynch, Masa Maye, Victoria Hockings, Brendan Perry, Derek Kealy, Paul Brennan, Conor Clynch, Mark Sheridan, Michael O Brien, Simon O Dowd, Derek O Mahoney

    Stephen Murray, Declan Houston, Noel Kavanagh, Jimmy Harte

    National Kumite Coaches : Paul Brennan (Ladies), Mark Sheridan (Mens), John Connolly (Junior), Eamon Pegley (Assistant), Ronan Flynn (Junior Squad Assistant), Rodolfo Rodriguez (Junior Squad Assistant)
    Leinster : Vjekoslav Novak
    Munster : Stephen O'Callaghan
    Ulster : Simon O'Dowd

    National Kata Coaches : Brendan Perry, Marie Dolphin, Derek Kealy
    Leinster : Francisco Astudillo
    Munster : Clare Harte
    Connaught : Karen Dolphin
    Ulster : Siobhan Leckey

  • Insurance Policy available for affiliate clubs
  • 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

    This page contains all of the latest O.N.A.K.A.I. policies.

    All policies are reviewed and updated on a regular basis.