A new state-of-the-art martial arts training facility in Stamullen is to be opened to the public for the first time, with classes being offered in karate, tai-chi, self-defence and bo-jutsu (stick fighting).

The school will be run by Sensei Seamus O’Dowd from his purpose-built dojo (training hall) at his own property, just outside Stamullen village. 

Seamus O’Dowd teaches karate, tai-chi, bo-jutsu (pictured) and self-defenceSeamus has been studying martial arts for nearly thirty years, and is a 5th Dan (degree) black belt in karate, as well as holding separate instructor qualifications for tai-chi and bo-jutsu. He is recognised internationally as an authority in all the aspects of the martial arts that he teaches. In fact, he is so well regarded that he is in strong demand to teach seminars around the world, and travels to up to ten different countries per year for teaching. He even gets asked to teach in Japan – the home of karate!

Seamus has been running a martial arts school in Dublin since 1994, and continues to teach there each week, but the school in Stamullen will be a dedicated facility with many more classes and options for members.

“I intend to have classes for children and adults, with a wide variety of training available”, he told us. “From basic self-defence courses, to very soft and gentle exercise in tai-chi, and the more dynamic and exciting karate, there will be something to suit everyone – young and old.”

For further information and details of classes, contact Seamus on 085-2804000.


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