Senseis Vincent Clarke, Brendan Browne, Neil O'Sullivan 

Sensei Clarke has been practising Karate since the age of 13 in 1989 and passed Shodan at the age of 18. He has represented Ireland in 21 world and European Championships, winning a total of 5 medals, 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. He is the chief instructor of St. Joseph's Karate Club, Coolock.


Shodan - November 1994 awarded by Sensei Eneoda

Nidan - May 2004 awarded by Sensei Tanaka and JKA panel

Sandan - May 2009 awarded by Sensei Osaka and JKA panel

Yondan - Sept 2012 awarded by Sensei Yutaka Yaguchi




Sensei Browne has been practising Karate over 25 years and is the chief instructor of Castleknock Shotokan Karate Club.


Shodan - 1992 awarded by Sensei Andy Sherry

Nidan - 2011 awarded by Sensei Hiroshi




Sensei Neil O'Sullivan has represented Ireland in the JKA World Championships in Sydney in 2006, ESKA in Poland in 2005, London in 2008, Austria in 2009, Germany in 2010 and Poland in 2011. He has been National Champion twice and twice Shotokan Open Winner.


Shodan - 2000 awarded by Sensei Enoeda

Nidan - 2007 awarded by Sensei Tommy McGrane

Sandan - 2010 awarded by Sensei Paul Hickey