IKKI Compete at the 24th WKF Senior World Championships Madrid,Spain 5-11 November 2018
L->R: Marie Dolphin, Una Flynn & John Dolphin overlooking the WKF competition area in the WiZink center.
Itosu-Kai Karatedo Ireland competed at the WKF Karate Championships in Madrid, Spain, recently. Una Flynn was the sole IKKI competitor for Kata in the ladies senior individual competition. Una performed to her very best but was matched against a very formidable opponent who managed to get the majority of flags.
L->R: Leo Mulvany (ONAKAI Secretary), Peter Coyle (ONAKAI President), Antonio Espinós (WKF President) and Jim Green
Una Competed for Ireland at the WKF Championships under O.N.A.K.A.I. Marie Dolphin (IKKI National Kata Coach) was present as the ONAKAI National Kata Coach supported by John Dolphin. Leo Mulvany was present in a supporting role to ONAKAI. While attending the WKF Championships, Marie, John & Leo attended the "Accredited Coaches Briefing". Marie & Leo sat exams for the certified Kata Coach with Leo sitting the exam for Certified Kumite Coach also. The Championships were a spectacle, excellently run and the standard of karate was as you would expect, "world class". 131 countries took part, 547 male entries, 452 female entries with 1114 athletes in total (WKF Website Stats.). Role on Tokyo 2020!