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The Hombu Dojo is Ireland’s only full time, professionally run karate studio. With over 500 members, it is also one of the most successful martial arts clubs in the country. Based in Ranelagh, Dublin 6, the Hombu Dojo has several satellite clubs around south Dublin, including Swan Centre Rathmines, David Lloyd Clonskeagh, De La Salle Gym Churchtown, Sandyford CC, Irishtown Stadium, YourFitness Gym in Harolds Cross, Westpark Gym in Tallaght and Terenure Sports Club (formally CYM).
Appealing to men, women and children, karate provides a safe and healthy means of learning how to protect oneself. Shown to improve fitness, flexibility, agility, confidence and self-awareness, karate is a combination of kicking, punching, striking and blocking techniques. Karate is universally recognised as one of the most comprehensive of all martial arts and is ideally suited to combat the stresses of modern living.
Originating in Okinawa, karate has developed over 400 years to become recognised as one of the best forms of self defence in the world. You will be joining the most successful club in Ireland, with 600 members, the WTKO Hombu Dojo (Headquarter Club) is the best of Japanese Karate on your doorstep.
WTKO (GB & Ireland)
The Hombu Dojo is affiliated to the World Traditional Karate Organisation (WTKO). The World Traditional Karate Organisation (Ireland) was set up in February 2014 with a mission statement of providing a fair, legitimate association offering the best of traditional Japanese karate through modern training methods and open minded approach to learning. We aim to provide instruction of the highest calibre from sensei who have trained and competed to become some of the best in the world.
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