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. Apart from being a senior grade in Karate, 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 karate and fitness classes for Schools both Primary and Secondary. All our kids classes provide additional and supplementary fitness/exercise to that received through the PE curriculum in both Primary and Secondary Schools in Ireland.