WTKO Munster Open Karate Championship

Partnering with WTKO Cork, UCC Karate club is delighted to be hosting the WTKO Munster Open Championship at UCC’s Mardyke Arena on Saturday November 21st, 2015.

‌This is a fantastic opportunity for folks to compete with the very best that Cork is producing in Kata and Kumite competitors, and promises to be a fun-filled day of karate at it’s best!

Please let us know if you wish to attend via a quick email so we can keep an eye on it, or let us know on the event’s facebook page!

The event is being held in support of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, a fantastic charity based in Mallow, who provide a primary service providing highly trained assistance dogs for children with autism and their families. A chunk of the proceeds from the event shall go to AADI, whilst there will be buckets for your spare pingin’s (get rid of those 1c and 2c coins) to be cast into.

More information about AADI, and the work they do can be found on the AADI facebook page. AADI will also be in the Mardyke on Saturday, with some puppies-in-training (learning to stay chilled a big sports events), and will be available to answer any of your questions on what the dogs can do, fostering puppies and becoming a border. 1/3 of the proceeds collected for the competition shall be donated to AADI.


The course will be held in UCC’s UCC’s Mardyke Arena. ‌See this map for directions.

UCC’s Mardyke Arena has full shower/changing facilities available.

Parking is available in UCC’s Aras na Laoi Carpark  – GPS. 51° 53′ 35.95″ N, 8° 29′ 42.10″ W – see the Event Map for details – just say “UCC Karate Club” at the barrier.

Address: Mardyke Arena, Mardyke Sports Grounds, Mardyke Walk, Western Road, Cork City.

 Should you have any problems finding the course venues, or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Steve on 0872468918, or Rory on 0863107152


Saturday November 21st, 2015, 09:30 – 16:00 hrs.


For a full list of prices see here

Please let us know if you are thinking of attending via a quick email to karate@uccclubs.ie, or let us know on the events Facebook Page.



The competition shall be run according to the WTKO Tournament Rules

A basic overview of the rules are provided here.

Angelo Sanna Sensei has kindly agreed to be the head official for the tournament.

Overview – basic synopsis

Kata Rules – basic synopsis

Kumite Rules – basic synopsis


The competition in UCC’s UCC’s Mardyke Arena, home of UCC Karate Club. ‌See this map for directions.

Parking – There will be parking available on the day for competitors in UCC’s Aras na Laoi Carpark – see the event map for location – GPS. 51° 53′ 35.95″ N, 8° 29′ 42.10″ W – just say “UCC Karate Club” at the barrier.

Changing facilities: The Mardyke Arena is fully equiped with showers/changing rooms and facilities.

Lunches/food: There is a Cafe based in the Mardyke Arena, which serves a wide range of snacks and beverages. There is also a centra nearby (5 minute walk). See the event map for details of the nearest places to grab a snack.

Nearest cash machine: The nearest ATM machine is at AIB bank at the junction of Western Road and Carrigrohane road. See the event Map.

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For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

via the event’s Facebook page.

Email us at:

UCC Karate Club, Cork (karate@uccclubs.ie)