• Munster Kumite Squad Training October 26Saturday 26th October, Ballyanly, Cork. Contact Stephen O Callaghan for more info at socf@eircom.net

  • Ulster Kata Squad Training October 27Sunday 27th October, 11am to 1pm, Ophir Gardens, Belfast. Contact Siobhan Leckey for more info at siobhan_leckey@yahoo.co.uk

  • Connaught Kata Squad Training November 3Sunday 3rd November, Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Galway. Contact Karen Dolphin for more info at karendolph@gmail.com

  • Leinster Kata Squad Training November 16Saturday 16th November, DCU Campus, Dublin. Contact Francisco Astudilo for more info at francisco.astudillo@gmail.com

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  • 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

    ATHLETE COMMISSION
    Shauna Mullaney, Caradh O'Donovan, Sean O'Connor, Mairi Kerin

    KUMITE COACHES
    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), Thomas Hickman (Mens Senior Squad Assistant)
    Leinster : Vjekoslav Novak
    Munster : Stephen O'Callaghan
    Ulster : Simon O'Dowd

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


  • 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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