Joseph Teeling was born on 13th April 1935 at School Ave., Killester, Dublin. Joe worked in the printing section of the ESB in Fitzwilliam Street in the 60ís. He took early retirement from the ESB. He then proceeded to work voluntarily for the East Wall Community and was associated with many groups in the area. Due to his hard work the East Wall Water Sports were given a site to build a new clubhouse on the banks of the Tolka River, at the East Point Bridge. He successfully started and saw through the building of a replica Viking long ship which is known as the Dyflin and this ship can still be seen to-day and has been used by countless groups on various projects.
He trained in Kempo Karate with John Conway in Fitzwilliam Square where he continued to train all his life. Having graded under the late Professor Ed Parker and training with people like Shay Padget Morris Mahon, Tommy Jordan and many others he went on to found the Amateur Sports Karate Organization. This association is still flourishing to day and has six karate clubs a group of very able black belts and strong tradition of supporting sport karate in Ireland.
This Website is a tribute to Joe and his memory and it will allow all his fellow friends instructors and students who follow martial Arts remember a man who not only dreamed the dream but saw the dream through to fruition.
Back row, from left to right: Paul Fox, John McGuinness (RIP), Michael Dowd, Harry Gilbert, Eamonn Perkins, James Murphy, Noel Manning
Front row, from left to right: Pat Darcy & Joe Teeling