to the official website of the Irish Wheelchair Karate
Federation, a development of the
International Japan Karate Association (IJKA).
promotes a policy of inclusion towards all people wishing to
practice martial art.
The Irish Wheelchair Karate
Federation (IWKF) does not only allow people with physical
disabilities to defend themselves but also gives students the
opportunity to be included in an
International Martial Arts Organisation.
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Sensei Brian Toomey
Irish Chief Instructor - demonstrating Wheelchair
Sensei David O'Donovan
Assistant Chief Instructor.
Frances Finucane Butler and Thomas Walshe demonstrate
wheelchair karate during Red Letter Day in Cork.
Red Letter Day
As part of Cork's celebration of
2003, the European Year of People with Disabilities, the IWKF were
invited by Cork City Partnership to give a karate demonstration
to the crowds and media gathered at the Cork Opera House on June
15th 2003 - A Red Letter Day...
Shotokan Karate is a Japanese style of Karate established in
Japan by its Okinawan founder “o Sensei Gichin Fuhakoshi
in the early nineteen hundreds.
style of Karate focuses on character development as well as
being a traditional form of combat.
study of Shotokan Karate not only promotes Health and Fitness
but also Social Skills and overall personal confidence. >>
Karate is a discipline which
requires dedication, practice, and respect for fellow
participants. As well as being a fighting art, it also has a
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION Please Note: Certain pages
on this website are under construction at this time. We hope to
have the entire IWKF website available in the next few days.
Thank you for your patience during this process.