HDKI Ireland present a Christmas Course and Grading with

Tom Kompier 6th Dan & Simon Bligh 5th Dan

Assisted by Hombu Dojo Instructors

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2018

Tallaght Leisure Centre

Furtunestown Way – Dublin 24

Tom Sensei has lived and trained in Japan for many years and entered the JKA Instructors Course in 1998. He then taught professionally in Switzerland before returning to Japan to pursue a career as a diplomate. He now lives in The Hague and teaches regularly in Amsterdam as well  as various courses throughout Europe.



Simon Sensei has been training in Shotokan Karate since 1974, where he started in his hometown of Liverpool.  After relocating to London, he spent many years as a member of Enoeda Sensei`s famous Marshall St Dojo.  In 1990-1991 he spent a year living and working in Japan and whilst there continued his training at the JKA Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.  In 2004 he joined the JKS and has been a big contributor to the success of JKS in England.  He has a wealth of experience in Shotokan Karate and believes in “Karate for everyone, for all your life. He is now a senior member of HDKI GB.



Training Times:

Saturday Seminar – 10am – 12pm & 12.30pm – 2pm
Grading from 2pm

Sunday Morning – 10am – 11am Training (children only – for white belts/half orange)
Grading from 11am

Sunday Afternoon – 1pm – 2pm Training (children only – for orange belts to half-green)
Grading from 2pm


Training Fees:

Saturday Seminar – Adults (HDKI members) €30 both sessions / €20 one session
Children (under 16yrs, HDKI members) €20 both sessions / €12 one session
pay on the day

(non-members are welcome and can register here)


Sunday training – €12 per child (sibling discount will apply, ask Susannah)
pay on the day


Please register for Grading Here.

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