Welcome to the website for the Budo Martial Arts Centre, Kilkenny – The Southeast’s Best Kids Karate School

Beginners Karate Classes for Kids (& Adults) Starting NOW

Does your child have problems with any of the following: Concentration – Mobility – Listening Skills – Fitness Levels. If the answer is ‘Yes’ then karate is for them. Likewise, if you are a family or an adult who wants to get fit and improve their health karate has the answers for you.

Japan Shotokan Karate Association

Japan Shotokan Karate Association

Train in traditional Shotokan karate under Sensei Kevin Shortall 4th Dan JSKA. Sensei Shortall has over 20 years experience in karate. He is assisted by 6 senior black-belt assistant instructors. Our club is directly affiliated to the Japan Shotokan Karate Association.

We are a Traditional Karate Club based in Kilkenny, Ireland. We are affiliated to the Japan Shotokan Karate Association, one of the fastest growing Shotokan associations in the world. The Chief Instructor of our Association is ABE Keigo Sensei, 9th Dan.

The JSKA Karate philosophy is to • Improve technique as a sport • Enjoy Karate practice as a means for developing a healthy body and mind. • Learn self-defense as a martial art If you are looking for a martial-arts club in Kilkenny why not contact us on 086 3668669. The club has a large number of students training each week ranging from beginner up to experienced black-belt. Karate in Kilkenny is very strong at the moment with a number of national champions in our club plus some of our members have represented Ireland at international level. Follow Us On Google+

We are now taking enrollments for our beginners classes starting NOW

Class Schedule:

New Members – Call 086 3668669 to register



4:30pm – 5pm     Kids Tots (4yrs – 6 yrs old)/All Levels     The Watershed

5pm – 5:45pm     Karate Kids (7yrs – 12yrs old)/All Levels     The Watershed


7:30pm – 8:30pm     Karate – All Ages/All Grades     The Watershed


6:45pm – 7:15pm     Karate Tots (4 yrs – 6 yrs old)/All Grades     The Watershed

6:45pm – 7:30pm    Karate Kids (7yrs – 12 yrs old)/All Grades     The Watershed

7:30pm – 8:30pm     Karate – Adults (All Grades) and Kids (Blue Belt & Above)     The Watershed


10:45am – 11:15am     Karate Tots (4yrs – 6 yrs old)/All Grades     The Watershed

11:13am – 12pm     Karate Kids (7yrs – 12yrs old)/ All Grades     The Watershed

12pm – 1pm      Karate – Adults/Teens plus higher graded kids 

Book your place now – Call 086 3668669