Welcome to our February Newsletter.

This email newsletter will hopefully keep you up to date with all you need to know about what’s going on in Elite Karate Academy over the coming months.  Please feel free to share this newsletter with family and friends, I hope you find it informative.  Feel free to comment on our Facebook here page with comments and be sure to like our page while you’re there.  Sign up for our newsletter at http://www.elitekarateacademy….

News – Updates – Events At A Glance

v  All students are now starting their preparation work for their grading at the Expo on April 15th.  All students including beginners will be taking part on the day, with either/both gradings and demonstrations.

v  Sign up for this year’s Sparring Competition closes 9pm 9th March 2018.  See below for more details.

v  St Patricks Day Parade.  Come walk with us.  Find out more below.

v  Raffle & Cake Bake Sale.  Can you donate something.

v  Donations for St Vincent de Paul of clothes, bedding, toys, books, household items, DVDs etc. as always may be dropped off at the dojo anytime.

v  That so many of you recommend our Academy is a great source of pride for me.  Please go our Facebook page and write a review your club and it may be posted on our website as well, children may write their review on a piece of paper if they wish.  This month we are launching our referral competition.  See below for more details.

v  As always parents are invited to join our Cardio Combat Fitness Boot Camp.  Ask Sensei about a FREE TRIAL. Our Fitness Bootcamp class have now been rescheduled and now take place on Monday & Wednesday from 8.15pm-9.30pm.  See below for more details.

v  Any student above Green Belt is eligible to join the ‘Black Belt Club’.  Formal invitations will be given to new students at the Expo but if your child wants to join please contact Sensei.


Elite Karate Academy Expo

Our 7th Karate Expo will take place on Sunday 15th of April between 2pm-6pm, in the Green Isle Hotel.  All students will once again take part in the Expo and showcase their abilities and standard.  The expo will include gradings, demonstrations by students and instructors, sparring competition, raffle, bake sale and our annual awards ceremony, where we will crown this year’s student of the year, amongst others.  Tickets will be on sale in March and I will give the details in next months Newsletter

Raffle & Bake Sale

This year we will once again hold a raffle at this year’s Expo.  If you can donate a prize please let Sensei know.  Alternatively you you can bake something on the day for our bake sale.

Sparring Competition

The early rounds of this non-contact 3 points-wins tournament will take places within your child’s normal classes and is completely voluntary.  With the semi-finals and finals taking place at this year’s Expo.  All student’s must have their own sparring gloves, (click here for special offer), sparring boots are optional but are recommended. Only students who have graded may take part in this tournament.

Entry costs €10 per student and must be registered before 9pm on Friday 9th March 2018.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

Once again this year the Academy will be walking in this year’s Clondalkin Parade.  Students, families, and their friends are all invited to join us on the day.  Assemble point is 1.30pm in the car park of Clondalkin Sports and Leisure, Old Nangor Rd on (obviously) 17th March 2018.

Referral Competition

This month we will be starting out referral competition.  Which will run until the end of April.  That so many of you recommend our Academy is a great source of pride for me.  And I want to give something back.

Entry is easy.  Simple refer a friend, child or adult, to either our Karate or Fitness Classes.  They get a free trial class.  If they then sign up for a minimum of 1 month.  You or your child receive 1 weeks training for free…  If they sign up for 3 months, you receive 2 weeks free training.  Sign up for 6 months your get 3 weeks free training and if they sign up for a year you receive 1 month free training.

Click here for a special offer to tell your friends about


Cardio Fitness Boot Camp

Cardio Combat Fitness Class.  Our beginner’s Special Offer 1 Month Trial (8Classes) Only €40 has been extended till the end of February.  New Members are always welcome.  Class are suitable for all fitness levels from Beginner – Advanced.  You go at your pace.  This easy fun fitness class is designed to help lose weight & get fit. And features a mix of Circuits, Core, Fitness & Karate.  If you can walk and talk you can do this class.

New Times Monday & Wednesday 8.15-9.30pm.  Check Out Here For More Information.

Student of the Month

This month’s winner is Darragh Power.  Click Here to read about him and leave comment of congratulations.

Character Education Program

Once again, we start our Word of the Week program in class.  Our specially designed word of the week program teaches 14 core values to your child in a 5 minute ‘mat chat’ within their normal class. Your child will grow as people not just stronger and fitter.  No other club offers this type of program.

Our 14 words are: Courtesy, Growth, Honesty, Obedience, Courage, Sincerity, Humility, Perseverance, Honour, Loyalty, Self-Control, Knowledge, Respect, Integrity.

Each week these lessons will be posted on our Facebook page or the full course can be viewed here in our blog section of our website.  I strongly urge parents to get involved with their child’s learning by reading these posts or discussing after each class what they learnt.


Every week we have new blogs on our website.  Click here to read about them

Dojo Kun Programme – Most club’s dojo rules consist of no shouting, no chewing gum etc. Our Dojo Kun program teaches your child 25 rules of life. These rules teach your child how to follow and make their dreams come true, through hard work, passion, and dedication.

Elite Mental Training – This program teaches students the mental strategy of fighting, topics introduced can be used in all areas of life, reducing stress, and increasing mental wellbeing. Read some lessons covered in our blog section below.

Anti-Bullying Programme – We teach your child how to deal with bullying in a non-aggressive way without having to resort to violence. A great program for boosting confidence and self-belief.  This starts in September.

Newer material will be shared weekly on our Facebook page, much will be of interest even to those who don’t train.

Coming later in the Year

Other events coming up this year after the Expo, will be our Karate Summer Camps and Summer Party.

Testimonials Request

That so many of you praise our Academy is huge source of pride to me.  Please write a review/testimonial here.  They will then be added to our website.  Student / parents or both may write a review and you may write a new one if you wrote one before.

Zen Tip

The heart is like a garden.  It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love.  What seeds will you plant there?

Fitness Tip

 Remove “weight loss” as an actual goal!

While this tip may seem crazy, “weight loss is too abstract and subjective to be stated as a legitimate goal.” Weight loss is an outcome that cannot happen without action, so your goals need to include specific actions that will lead to weight loss.

Goals should be small and attainable. This will save willpower because rather than focusing on the negative — fighting the urge to say “no” to certain foods and behaviors — accomplishing smaller, tangible goals will “build confidence, which builds hope, which builds consistency.”

Why choose Elite Karate Academy

Special School Offer

If your child attends a local school and new to the Academy they can receive a special 10% discount on our 3 month term.  To avail of this offer simply mention your schools name when joining and ask for the school discount.  Offer ends 30th September 2018.

We are the Elite because we are the best at what we do. Elite Karate Academy in Clondalkin teaches traditional Wado Ryu Karate-Do (The Way Of Harmony), a softer style of karate.  We know correct training leads to character development and self improvements in our students and is more than simply fighting.  Teaching the correct mental attitude and fighting spirit of the Samurai improves your concentration levels, mind control and stress relief leading to a more positive attitude towards life.

Through your knowledge of karate you are taught Self-Defence, Self-Control, Self-Discipline, and Self-Confidence, leading to improvements in your Self-Esteem and develop the Physical, Mental & Spiritual Strength renowned of the martial arts.  Classes are designed to be positive experiences, with each class alowing students to achieve a task raising their self confidence and self belief with plenty of positive feedback.

Physical Fitness

Regardless of age or fitness levels, you will benefit physically from training. Improvements in flexibility, strength, stamina and aerobic fitness are just some of the benefits to be gained.

Specialist Children Development Programs

We specialise in teaching children and you are paying for more than kicking and punching.  We mentor and inspire every child, helping them grow in self confidence & wisdom.  Children’s classes include 3-5 minute mat chats in every class, with a range of topics covered in our unique and specially designed programs, no other club teaches and gets the results we get.  Watch your child grow in confidence and as a person.

Click here to read more about our specially designed programs.


Our Academy in Clondalkin is run with a rotating curriculum with different classes for various grades motivating students and forging Black Belts in character not just technique.

Ready to Start? Phone Sensei Gareth on 086 822 4902 or click here to contact us about this month’s special offers.

Order your equipment in time for the competition

Gloves & Boots come in Red & Blue.  With limited remaining stock in other colours

And in sizes x-small, small, medium and large.

Individually Gloves €20 or Boots cost €25.00.

Buy both Gloves & Boots at the same time and receive a 10% discount.  Offer ends 1st March 2019.

When listening to music.  We don’t skip to the end of the piece of music because it is where all the ideas come together.

We don’t only read the last chapter of a book.

Yet in life we are obsessed with endings.  Do well in this exam, to go to that college, to get this job, to reach this position.  Then wonder at 50 or 60, what is it all about?

Live life like a piece of music, with ebbs and flows, drama and silences, movement and stillness.  Be mindful of the music of your life, enjoy every breath by being mindful of your current moment.  Be the conductor of your own symphony.  Be brave.  Follow your dreams and create the world you want to live in.


Student Name:   Darragh Power

Age:   10

Grade:   4th Kyu Purple Belt

Class:   Junior Black Belt Club

Length Training:   3 Years

Favourite Move:   Side Kicks

Favourite Kata:   Pinan Shodan

Hobbies:   Running & Playstation

Sensei Comments:  Really inspired lately.  Training beginning to click.  Has applied concepts outside of the drills where he learnt them.  Beginning to ask really good questions.  Huge improvement from acting the class clown.  Hard work pays off.