Jimmy began training in Martial Arts at 16 years of age in 1983. As many students do, he spent some of his early years experimenting in different styles, ranging from Taekwon-Do to Kenpo.
His list of qualifications are: 5th Dan JKF, 3rd Kyu JKF Instructor and 3rd Kyu JKF Examiner.
In addition, Jimmy has been an instructor since receiving his 1st Dan and has trained with many experienced instructors both in Ireland and abroad. He currently holds his ONAKAI WKF Referee’s Licence and an NTC coaching cert. In addition, he holds a first aid certificate and has been Garda vetted.
He has competed at the FEW’s representing WKAI in Kumite. Jimmy is also currently Chief Instructor and WKFI Kata squad coach.
Neil began training in Wado-Kai Karate at the age of 6 at ALSAA Karate. He received his 1st-degree black belt in 2007 at the age of 15 and followed it with his 2nd Dan at the age of 21 in 2012. Neil now holds 3rd Dan JKF and has been an instructor since the age of 18.
Neil has competed in many competitions, both in Ireland and abroad, and has accumulated numerous medals and trophies over the years in both Kata and Kumite. He is also a member of both the ONAKAI national & WKFI squad.
Like Sensei Jimmy Harte, Neil has trained with many instructors including Sensei Antonio Oliva, Sensei Sakagami, Sensei Nishimura, Sensei Junior Lefevre, Sensei Rene Smaal, Sensei Peter May, Sensei Shimura, Sensei Kohata, Sensei Nukina, Sensei Roberto Danubio, Sensei Takagi plus most of JKF senior instructors at JKF headquarters in Japan.
Neil is currently WKFI Kumite squad coach.
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