Blackrock Karate Club

The Wado-Ryu style Karate club was set up in November 1991 and has rapidly moved from strength to strength. The club, founded by 2nd Dan Black Belt instructor Niall Malone, has grown considerably throughout the years and is constantly expanding with the instructor partnership of Kevina Caren (2nd Dan Black Belt).

The club is extremely successful in Kata and Sparring competitions both within their organisation (A.S.K.O.) and externally in international competitions (AKAI / BOB / ONAKAI).

There have been numerous quality gradings to date, the highest attained of which included Kevina Caren (2nd Dan Black Belt - July 2001) and John Fitzpatrick (1st Dan Black Belt - May 2001). Kevina was the first woman to achieve Black Belt status in Wado-Ryu in the organisation.

The Male and Female fighters and Kata exponents from Pee-Wee (11 years and under) to seniors are all eager to make their mark on Karate nationally and internationally.

The only way is forward and upward for this hard-working, hard-hitting club from Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

The Blackrock club trains in two venues.

Wednesday Evenings :

Training takes place in the Guardian Angels Hall. This school hall can be found off Newtown Park Avenue, turning at the lights at the Playwright Pub, half way down on the RHS, beside the Wishing Well Pub.

The training hours are as follows.

Sunday Mornings :

Training takes place in the large hall referred to as The Den, which is situated in Tobernea Terrace, Seapoint Avenue, Blackrock. The main landmark to get there is the Midway Shop newsagent, which marks the entry to Tobernea Terrace.

The training hours are as follows.

There are two Black Belt Instructors running the club for over 7 years. Should you require further details or information on the club, please contact Kevina Caren at (01) 272 0343.

Blackrock Karate Club, The Den,
Tobernea Terrace,
Seapoint Avenue,
Blackrock, Co. Dublin,

All information on this ASKO website is 2000-2004 Blackrock Karate Club.
Last updated on Friday, August 13rd, 2004.