IKKI Eyrecourt

Sensei John Dolphin, 5th Dan Karatedo, 5th Dan Kobudo is the Head Instructor of the Eyrecourt Dojo. Sensei John began karate training in 1978 in the hombu in Ballinasloe under Sensensei john IKKIsei's Richard Hayes and Leo Mulvany. John travelled to Toronto in 1991 to train and take part in the Canadian Championships.
He returned in 1994 to compete again and was ranked to Shodan by Tsumura Shihan and Nidan in 1997 again by Tsumura Shihan. John competed in four Itosuryu World Championships, Japan 2002, Los Angeles 2005, Malaysia 2009 and Osaka, Japan in 2013. He also attended International seminars and trained with Soke Sadaaki Sakagami in Japan, Canada and Malaysia.

John established the Eyrecourt Karate Club in 1998.
John is a Level 1 coach (Coaching Ireland), has a Frist Aid (FETAC Level 5), holds a judge B certificate (ONAKAI referees committee), he is currently a Connacht Kumite Coach for ONAKAI (the National Governing Body for karate in Ireland) and assistant coach for the IKKI National Kata Squad.

Eyrecourt Dojo Karate Classes:

Venue:  Eyrecourt Community Hall
Eyrecourt, Co. Galway.

Class Times:   Karate   7 - 8.30pm  (Thursday).
Kobudo  7 - 9pm      (3rd Thursday of every month)
Sensei John's contact details:
Phone: 086 8621747 and email:  jm.dolphin@Hotmail.com      


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