Sensei Jon Maher of Swords dojo has taken up the role of Kata coach for the IKK. He has already started holding training sessions with a view to picking those who wish to compete at the BKK Kata tournament in February 2014 and the World Kata Tournament in March 2014. The IKK was represented at the World Kata Tournament in Poland in 2003 and had a team selected (which included Sensei Jon) for the World Kata Tournament in Switzerland in 2011. Unfortunately all flights out of Ireland were grounded during that time due to the Icelandic Volcano erupting. We wish Sensei Jon all the best in this new role.
Assistant Clicker Coach
The national clicker coach, Sensei Steve Quaille, will now be assisted by Senpai Dave King of Galway dojo. Senpai Dave has been looking to become a coach for a while now and as an active fighter on the knockdown circuit this was a logical step as there will be no clash between the two. The Junior clicker team is just back from the Severn Challenge where they fought well but sadly did not get the results to match. The coaches are preparing for next years National Clicker tournament and the Severn Challenge 2014 with and eye on the Junior World Tournament in 2015 in Israel. We wish Senpai Dave the best of luck in this new role.
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