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The Watershed, Kilkenny, Ireland

About Us

The Budo Martial Arts Centre teaches traditional Shotokan Karate as taught by the Japan Shotokan Karate Association. Membership has grown rapidly to now becoming one of the largest Traditional Karate Clubs in the area.

The club host regular courses and gradings in the Kilkenny area and hope to increase the number over the coming years. The club operates separate kids and adult classes plus also runs mixed sessions where both adults and kids can train together, ideal for families.

About Your Instructor

Chief Instructor for the club is Sensei Kevin Shortall. Sensei Shortall is a 4th Dan Level Black Belt Instructor in Shotokan Karate. This was awarded to him by the Chief instructor of the Japan Shotokan Karate Association, Abe Sensei. Sensei Shortall is also a qualified personal trainer and pilates instructor. He is also a qualified ‘Youth Fitness Trainer’. Kevin has taught karate and fitness classes to young and old all over the Southeast and beyond. He has also carried out classes for Schools both Primary and Secondary.