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Galway Shotokan Karate Club

Galway Shotokan Karate Club

Galway Shotokan Karate Club is a community based, non-profit club run by a voluntary committee catering for Children & Adults. The Club is affiliated with IMAC (Irish Martial Arts Commission) which is recognised by The Irish Sports Council.

We welcome a diversity of people, talents & experiences. We train in a safe & controlled environment with emphasis on health, fitness, personal development & of course ‘fun’.

All our instructors hold Certificates in Coaching, which are recognised by the Irish Sports Council. All instructors are qualified in First Aid & are trained in the Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children in Sport. 

Our main affiliation is with the IUKK (Irish United Karate-Do Kai) directed by Renshi Bill Creasey.

The Galway Shotokan Karate Club focus on all aspects of Karate – Fundamental movement for kids, Kihon (basics), Kata, Kumite (competition style free fighting) right up to Traditional Okinawan Karate (Life Protection).

Learn the club’s history here.



Adult Beginners: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-7pm

Adult Intermediate/Advanced: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-8.30pm

Children (7 years and above): Mondays & Thursdays 4.30pm-5.30pm 

Dojo: St Joseph’s Community Centre, Shantalla, Galway, Ireland


Galway Shotokan Karate Club
Sensei Greg Cotter
4th Dan
Galway Shotokan Karate Club
Mary Cotter
4th Dan
Shotokan Karate Martial Arts Club in Galway
Darren Curran
4th Dan
Shotokan Karate Martial Arts Club in Galway
John Fitzgerald
3rd Dan