Kyudokan Kerry runs classes in Southern Kingdom, Dunmaniheen, Killorglin Co. Kerry. Classes take place as follows:

Tuesday Evenings – All Grades

Time:6:00 to 7:30pm
Location: Dunmaniheen, Killorglin

Friday Evenings – All Grades

Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm
Location: Dunmaniheen, Killorglin

How much does it cost

We run the club as a non profit entity, this means that any moneys paid during the classes goes towards paying the sports hall, our insurance and affiliation and equipment or towards bringing external instructors for seminars.

The cost per class is €10 and is capped to a maximum of €40 per calendar month per person. We have two classes per week and in order to encourage our students to train as often as possible, we have decided to cap the maximum payment per person per calendar month to €40. This will hopefully allow students who wish to train twice a week to do so at a reasonable cost.

Cost for Children 15 year old and under is €20 per month.

Our main objective is to get people to practice karate and we are aware that having more than on person training each week can be expensive. If you are interested in training with your children or if more than one person in your family wants to train, please talk to us.

What Do I need to wear and what equipment is required?

You can start your first few classes wearing a tracksuit or pair of shorts and tshirt.

After a few classes, we would expect you to acquire a white karate gi (karate suit). These can be purchased at a reasonable price (from about 25 euro) either online or in some local sports shops. Other optional equipment is a gum shield and sparring mitts.

Who runs the classes?

Marc Dourieu in Okinawa with Master Minoru Higa, Soke of Kyudokan in April 2016.

The classes in Killorglin are run by Marc Dourieu who held a first dan in Shotokan before taking up Shorin-ryu while he was staying in France in 2014/2015. 

In 2016, Marc spent two weeks in Okinawa with Sensei Rault training under the guidance of Master Minoru Higa.

This visit to the birthplace of karate convinced him to change the way he practices karate and to follow the training methods and the teaching of the Kyudokan. The shorter fighting range and practical nature of Shorin-ryu karate seemed a better fit for his personality and aspirations.

Since his return from Okinawa, Marc has been teaching a Shorin-ryu class in Killorglin every Tuesday evening (and the odd Friday evening) with a small but dedicated group of students.

He also traveled to France to train with Sensei Rault, 8th dan, Kyudokan France, (highest Kyudokan rank in Europe) and Civil and Cultural Ambassador of the Okinawan Prefecture.

Why not join us?

We are always delighted to welcome new members. At Kyudokan Kerry, you will find a welcoming group of enthusiasts.

Whether you are a total beginner or have practiced karate in the past irrespective of your style, and are considering returning to karate you will always be welcomed at Kyudokan Kerry. We have a very enthusiastic group composed of both beginners and experiences karate-ka, and we have all at one stage been beginners so we understand that joining a karate club as a total beginner can be intimidating.

No matter your age, gender or your current level of fitness, the practice of Karate for adults has many benefits, so why not contact us on 087 6765632, via email, facebook , Instagram or Twitter and find out more. 

Karate Benefits

Regular physical activity such as karate has many benefits,  it can help with weight control, and reduce the risk of disease. The physical activity will strengthen your bones and muscles and can also help improve your mental health and help you live a healthier life.

Karate helps strengthen your bones & muscles & can also help improve your mental health!

Martial arts can provide an enjoyable source of exercise and can be practiced for many years. In fact, many okinawan masters practice daily well into their eighties.