Ireland’s First Shotokan World Champion


John Healy interviews BERNARD GAFFNEY from Santry Shotokan Club and LEANNE ROYLE, Irelands First Shotokan World Champion. He explains the origin of Shotokan and how it’s arrived to Ireland. They have 16 Clubs in the Federation, most of them around Dublin and it’s getting bigger over the 12 years it has existed. Leanne explains the kata, which is the secuency of movements done on your own, where she’ s been world champion.

Duration: 13'50" DATE: April 2, 2014
Interviewer:John Healy
Producer:John Healy
Interviewee:Bernard Gaffney, Leanne Royle
Themes:Local Current Affairs, Local Sports
Keywords:Shotokan, Sports, Martial Arts, Bernard Gaffney, Leanne Royle, Shotokan World Champion
LocationSantry Time Period:2014
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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