Portstewart Shotokan Karate Club began life in 2005 and train Mondays at Star of the Sea parish centre. Affilated to the world's largest Karate organisation The Japan Karate Association(JKA), the club train in traditional Shotokan karate techniques putting equal emphasis on kihon, kata and kumite. The club's instructor Barry Tapster(4th dan JKA) has over 30 years karate experience with JKA and has represented Ireland internationally.
Monday 18:45 to 19:30(Juniors) / 19:30 to 20:45(seniors) At Star of the sea
Grading examinations are held 3 times a year and are conducted by the Chief Instructor of JKA Ireland Noel Casey(7th dan JKA).
Club instructor Barry Tapster 4th Dan with Tanaka Sensei 8th Dan JKA