Senseis Vincent Clarke, Brendan Browne, Neil O'Sullivan and Seamus Brady

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.


Grading

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.


Grading

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.

Grading

Shodan - 2000 awarded by Sensei Enoeda

Nidan - 2007 awarded by Sensei Tommy McGrane

Sandan - 2010 awarded by Sensei Paul Hickey

 

 

 

 

 

 Seamus Brady (3rd Dan Shotokan, 1st Dan Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo Jutsu) started training in karate at an early age. He has competed in both kumite and kata winning three national kata championships in 1998 (SKFI) 2006 (KUI) and (IKAB) 2009. Internationally he competed for Ireland in the JKA world championships, Japan 2000 and the WSKA world championships in Chicago 2005. He also has taken part in ESKA Europeans Spain 2004, JKA European championships Norway 2005, and ESKA Europeans Poland 2006.

Grading 

Shodan - 1996 awarded by Sensei Andy Sherry

Nidan - 1999 awarded by Sensei K. Eneoda

Sandan - 2004 awarded by Sensei Paul Allan & Hanshi Patrick McCarthy