The Olympic Karate Club, (OKC), was founded in 1974 by Sensei Tim Harte. From humble beginnings it has blossomed into a strong organisation consisting of some 200 active members ranging from eight years of age upwards. The main focus of the club over the years has been the development and promotion of Shotokan Karate, Tai Chi Chuan and Martial Arts in general in Cork. We are a non-commercial, non-profit, totally amateur organisation, run by a committee made up of senior club members.
In 1980 it was decided that in order
to develop the club to its full potential we needed our own permanent Dojo. A
building fund was set up and for the next decade fund raising became a priority.
Eventually all the hard work paid off when, on the 1st of April 1990 the Olympic Karate
Club opened its doors to the public for the very first time. Members and non-members
alike are welcome to train at the club irrespective of which , if any, Martial Art they
train in. And with a well equipped gym, showers, changing rooms and an outdoor training
area even non- martial artists will find a welcome.
martial artists will find a welcome.
The main hall.
The Club premises, upstairs at 81-83, Shandon St., Cork.
Some of the Dan Grades at the club.