Joint Course weekend with Scott Langley Sensei (WTKO), and Julian Mead Sensei (RKAGB)

Diverse Styles, Same Principles.

‌‌P‌artnering with WTKO Cork, UCC Karate club is delighted to be hosting two exceptional Sensei from divergent styles in a two-day course exploring the similarities and differences between different karate styles.

Both Scott Langley Sensei, 6th dan, from the WTKO, and Julian Mead Sensei, 6th dan, from the RKAGB, will be giving seminars covering fundamental karate principals and their expression and integration into different karate styles, at UCC’s Mardyke Arena on September 17th and 18th 2016.

‌‌This is a great opportunity to train with renowned instructors who trained on the Japanese islands and returned to Europe with a wealth of knowledge and experience to convey.

This course follows on from UCCKC’s long-established reputation of bringing in world-class instructors to the Cork region, and the highly productive UCCKC-WTKO Cork series of co-hosted seminars held in the NMCI, UCC’s Mardyke Pavilion, and UCC’s Mardyke Arena.

This promises to be a fantastic weekend of knowledge, and thought-provoking lessons in fundamental principals and their expression and training through different styles and perspectives. Not to be missed.

Please let us know if you wish to attend via a quick email so we can keep an eye on it, or sign up via the Event Facebook page.

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Where:

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

UCC Karate Club members shall be waiting in the main Foyer of the Mardyke Arena to guide you.

Address: Mardyke Arena, UCC, 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 Rory on 0863107152

When:

Saturday, September 17th, 11:00 – 16:00 hrs. (followed by a WTKO Dan grading in the Mardyke Arena)

Sunday September 18th, 11:00 – 15:30 hrs

Price:

UCC / WTKO Members – 1 day €30, 2 days €50

UCC Students (with a valid Student ID card) – 1 day €15, 2 days €30 (UCCKC covers the rest, regardless of your external affiliation)

Non-WTKO and non-UCC- 1 day €35, 2 days €60

If you are thinking of attending via a quick email to karate@uccclubs.ie so we can keep an eye on numbers.

Facilities:

Parking:

Parking can be found on the streets surrounding the Mardyke Grounds. Parking is free in Cork City areas on Sundays, but please check the local notices to ensure this is the case for where you have parked.
*Please note that parking within the Mardyke grounds is for members of the Mardyke Arena only, with a valid membership card.

Changing facilities:

Note that there are showers/changing facilities at this venue.

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.

‌If you wish to reserve a place on this course, or have any queries or questions please email us at karate@uccclubs.ie with your name and contact and we will address your query asap.

Overseas Karateka – Some Travel and Accomodation Info

For overseas and out-of-county attendees, Cork is quite a reasonably priced place to stay in September. Cork City Council has provided a very useful overview of where is good to stay, and the range of options available to visitors to the People’s Republic.

Travel-wise, whichever way you arrive, there are a number of possibilities for getting to Cork. The city’s airport is well connected through the Aer Lingus and Ryanair networks to major European hubs such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels. See www.aerlingus.com, or www.ryanair.com for further information, or those of their partner airlines.

Upon flying into Cork airport (http://www.corkairport.com ),  regular bus services connect the airport to the city centre (30 minutes travel time approx.). There are also ample taxis outside the front doors of the arrivals hall.
For arrivals into Dublin airport (http://www.dublinairport.com), the cheapest option is to travel by bus to Cork.  There are blue Aircoach (http://www.aircoach.ie) or Bus Éireann (http://buseireann.ie/) services that will take you to Dublin city centre and then onward to Cork. It will cost approx. €15-€20 one way during off-peak times.  The journey will take approximately 4 and half hours. It is strongly advised to book your bus trip in advance!

Alternatively, you can take the train from Heuston Station in Dublin’s city centre.   There is a direct bus to Heuston from Dublin Airport as well as regular city bus services.  Train tickets will cost between €10 and €66 one way, depending on booking method and whether you travel off peak or not.  It is considerably cheaper to book online rather than at the ticket office in the train station.  The journey will take approx. 3 hours.  Details are available at http://www.irishrail.ie/. It is strongly advised that you book early and online to get the cheapest tickets.

An alternative route to Cork from abroad is by ferry. Ro-ro ferries from the continent and the UK to Dublin, and Rosslare (about a three hour drive from Cork city) from various UK and other European ports are run by Brittany Ferries (http://brittanyferries.ie/), Irish ferries (http://www.irishferries.com/), P&O ferries (http://www.poferries.com/), and Stena Line (http://www.stenaline.com). For further information please consult the company websites.

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Additional – WTKO DAN Grading – Cork, 17th September, 2016.

Please note that on Saturday the 17th September, there will be a WTKO Dan grading in Mardyke Arena (the same hall where the course will be taking place.

If you are a WTKO member, and intend to undertake your examination at this event, please let us know.

Contact:

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

Email us at:

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

or alternatively:

WTKO Cork, Cork (karatecork.fski@facebook.com).

Check out the Course Facebook page to stay aware of all the latest developments.