• EKF Junior, Cadet and U21 Championships February 17-19Best of luck to the ONAKAI squad and coaches travelling to Sofia for the EKF Championships in February. For more details click on the link. more info

  • Male Senior Kumite Open Session February 2610am to 1pm, Tallaght Martial Arts, 13 Whitestown Drive, Tallaght Business Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24. For further information contact Mark Sheridan at 1marksheridan@gmail.com

  • Male Senior Kumite Open Session March 2610am to 1pm, Tallaght Martial Arts, 13 Whitestown Drive, Tallaght Business Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24. For further information contact Mark Sheridan at 1marksheridan@gmail.com

  • O.N.A.K.A.I. Coaching Courses TBC 2017O.N.A.K.A.I. will be running the Introduction To Coaching Course and The level 1 Coaching Course in 2017. For more details click on the link. more info

  • WELCOME TO O.N.A.K.A.I.

    Irelands largest all style national karate organisation, 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, and the World Karate Federation (Which is a member of the International Olympic Council). 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 Irish Sports Council as the National Governing Body (NGB) for Karate in Ireland.

  • O.N.A.K.A.I. OFFICERS

    President : Peter Coyle

    Secretary : Christy Flynn

    Registrar : Chris Kelly

    Treasurer : Ruth Smyth

    PRO : Karen Dolphin

    Inclusion and Disability Officer : Brian Carroll

    Executive Committee : Paul Brennan, Brendan Perry, Peter Mooney, Mary Meehan, Michael Hogan

    Technical Board : George Holden, Leo Mulvany, Stephen Murray, Brendan Perry, Derek Kealy, Derek Desmond, Peter Coyle

    Anti-Doping Officer : Leo Mulvany

    National Childrens Officer : Paschal Nugent

    Team Manager : Mary Meehan

    Garda Vetting Officer : Mary Meehan

    Coach Tutors : Michael Hogan (Liaison Officer with Coaching Ireland), Stephen Murray and Leo Mulvany


    NATIONAL COACHES

    Head Coach : Paul Brennan

    National Male Kumite Coach : Mark Sheridan

    National Female Kumite Coach : Paul Brennan

    National Kata coach : Marie Dolphin

    National Junior Coach : John Connolly



    ASSISTANT COACHES

    Kumite - Ruth Smyth, Eamonn Pegley, Ronan Flynn, Paul Tackaberry, Brendan Perry (Assistant Junior Kumite coach)

    Kata - Karen Dolphin



    REGIONAL COACHES

    Kata : Connaught - Karen Dolphin, Ulster - Siobhan Leckey, Munster - Michael Hogan

    Kumite : Connaught - Kevin Loftus, Munster - Stephen O Callaghan, Ulster - Simon O Dowd, Leinster - Brendan Perry, Ruth Smyth (assistant)


  • Only body recognised by the Olympics in Ireland
  • Access to qualification to the Olympics
  • Members of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and the European Karate Federation (EKF)
  • Access to European and World Karate Championships
  • Access to Irelands National Karate Squad
  • Junior and Senior Kata and Kumite competition
  • National Karate tournaments for Juniors and Seniors
  • Regional National Karate League for Juniors
  • 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
  • O.N.A.K.A.I. Student Licence
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    2017 IRISH INTERNATIONAL OPEN

    2017 INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR

    2017 NATIONAL CALENDAR

    O.N.A.K.A.I. AGM

      O.N.A.K.A.I. Annual general Meeting will take place on Sunday January 15th 2017 in the Carlton Airport Hotel at 2pm Sharp.

      For more details contact Christy Flynn at onakaisec@gmail.com.

      Download the notice here



    The International Olympic Committee has agreed to add Karate to the sports programme for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

    O.N.A.K.A.I. Press Release


    GARDA VETTING

    ANTI DOPING INFORMATION

    REFEREEING & JUDGING

    FORMS & DOCUMENTATION

    NEWS ARTICLES