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IWKR 14th Irish International Karate Championship
Last update of this site: 2018-03-08 23:28:59



Entry deadline:

2017.12.07 - 2018.03.05

Registration mode

Exact day (2018.03.10)

Time Zone

Europe/Zurich (2018-10-17 05:47)





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Entries: For this event no entry permission is required.

All new entries on waiting list
All entries will be first on a waiting list and have to be attended by the event manager. The event manager manually moves these entries to the list of official entries after they are approved and / or after paying the entry fee. If you have any questions please contact the event manager.

Limited number of entries: 500
If limit is set higher than 0 and limit is reached, no more entries can be entered by clubs. All further entries will be on a waiting list and have to be attended by the event manager. The event manager will decide, if entries of the waiting list will be accepted or not. If you have any questions please contact the event manager.


Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth A91 K584, Ireland (Faulkner Building)


Prizes given to:

  • 1st, 2nd and joint 3rd in all kumite individual events
  • 1st, 2nd and joint 3rd in all kata individual events
  • 1st and 2nd and 3rd in all team events

Entry Fees:

Competitors must be pre-entered. The registration is via

Closing date for entries is Sunday 25th Febuary 2018.

Entry fees are:

  • individual kata €20
  • individual kumite €20
  • team kata €30


Registration 8 am. Events start at 9am.

Kumite weighing 10-12. Height check will be performed. Competitors entered into wrong categories will be disqualified.

Notes for Kata Events:

  • Competitors are ONLY allowed to compete in their own age group.
  • Competitors in under 10 sections need only perform any one kata.
  • Competitors in u12 and u14 sections must alternate between any two kata.
  • Competitors in all other sections WKF rules apply
  • Under 14 teams may perform 1 kata
  • Cadet and Senior team to alternate between 2 katas
  • One younger person may step up in Cadet and Senior teams, 2 must be of correct age
  • Bunkai is not required


Hot and cold food and drinks will be on sale.


W.K.F. rules will apply. Ireland Wado Kai Karate-Do Renmei reserves the right to alter the list of events, the rules of this competition and to amalgamate categories without notice.

Chief Referee:

Andy Simpson, WKF European Referee (Scotland)


All referees and judges must be qualified and insured.

Belts and Mitts:

Mouth guards, mitts, shin and foot guards, body protector are compulsory for all competitors, chest guard for female competitors 12+ are compulsory. Shin and foot guards for children under 10 to be worn at discretion of coach.

License & Insurance:

All competitors must produce a valid karate license and insurance when registering.


Contact Details:

Contact Sensei Tommy Marrett with any queries:

+353 876478060


IMPORTANT: By participating in this event all coaches, competitors and guardians agree to the following:

  1. Competitors must have their license available for inspection as proof of age and grade.
  1. The organisers reserve the right to change, alter or combine categories.
  1. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that they have their accident insurance policy on the day. Competing in this tournament is done at the competitor’s own risk. The organisers do not accept liability for any injury or loss. By participating in this event all competitors accept this waiver and understand the risks of injury in competing. Competitors hereby release the organisers, its agents and volunteers from any and all liabilities arising out of or connected with any loss, damage, injury or expense suffered or sustained by any competitor as a consequence or in connection with the competitor participating in the competition or any related activity.
  1. By participating in this event all participants and guardians agree to allow, without compensation, the unrestricted use of any photographs, films and videotapes at this tournament.


Transport links to Venue

Getting to Dundalk Institute of Technology

Buses travel on either daily or weekly schedules from all the main centres in the region. The main Bus Eireann station in Dundalk is approximately a 15 minute walk from the campus. Travelling to Dundalk Institute of Technology by plane, train, car or bus should be easy if you follow the steps in the information found here.

From The Airport


35-40 minute journey of approx 40 miles.


Buses Travel directly from Dublin Airport to Dundalk. Check out schedules on the Bus Eireann website link. There is also a 100X bus from the airport that stops right outside the college. Timetable


Follow the M1, direction north towards Belfast. Take Exit 16 and follow the signs to Dundalk. Turn left at XEROX junction. DkIT is half a mile along on the right hand side. See here for more details and interactive journey planning.

Train Services

Dundalk is served by the mainline train route between Belfast and Dublin. Trains run daily. Check out schedules on the Irish Rail Website link. The Institute is a 25 minute walk from Dundalk's Clarke Train station.

Bus Services

There are regular bus services from all the main local and regional centres to Dundalk. The Institute is a 35 minute walk from Bus Eireann's main terminal in Dundalk town centre.

Hotels - We have secured special discount rates with

Crown Plaza Dundalk (quote Kara) – 5 minute walk from the venue

Double /twin - €60.00 Bed and breakfast per person sharing

Single - €99.00 Bed and breakfast

Family room x4 - €140.00


Ramada, Dundalk (quote IWKR Irish International Championship)  - 10 minute drive from the venue

On Friday 9th March Double room occupancy is €99.00 per room B&B, Family room occupancy €129.00

On Saturday 10th March Double room occupancy is €109.00 per room B&B, family room occupancy €139.00

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