WSKF Karate Academy Skerries

Club Details




Skerries Community Center
Dublin Road
Co. Dublin

Tel: +353 87 4158705

Club Details

WSKF Karate Academy Skerries was founded by Tom McMahon and Jerry Ahern. Initially the club operated out of both the Community Centre and the Rugby Club in Skerries, County Dublin.  

1998 saw the club affiliate to WSKF Ireland with a direct link to World Shotokan Karate Federation Japan. Its instructors are Tom McMahon, Martin Wheeldon and Sorcha McCorry.

From 2008 we were been based solely in the Little Theatre, Community Centre, Skerries and currently have approximately 25 members attending classes on Mondays and Saturdays. 

The Skerries club has enjoyed enormous medal success both Nationally and Internationally in individual and team events.  


  • WSKF
  • EKF
  • WKF

Club Achievements:

  • 17 WSKF World Championship medals,
  •  World Cup double Gold and silver medals,
  • Eastern European Cup Gold, Silvers and Bronzes,
  • JSKA World Championship Golds and bronze medals, 
  • Scottish Open silvers and bronzes,
  • Welsh and British Open Gold champions. 

Its members feature at the highest levels of National and International karate and have a significant tally of National Champion titles in addition to silver and bronze medals.


WSKF Karate Academy Skerries is a non-profit organisation and relies on fundraising events and donations to help pay for:

  • Training equipment
  • Competition entry for students 
  • Travel costs for students competing in events
If you would like to donate any amount at all you can use our handy button here:

 If you or an organisation you are involved with would like to become a club sponsor, or make a more significant donation, please call sensei Tom McMahon +353 87 4158705.

  • Tom McMahon Tom McMahon
    3rd Dan

    Sensei Tom McMahon

    Sensei Tom McMahon is a 3rd Dan Black Belt, who has been practicing karate for the past 18 years. He is 47 years old and has been teaching karate at the Skerries club for the past 8 years. Tom continues to compete as a Veteran in both kata and kumite competitions and has won many distinctions in both of these categories.

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  • Francisco Astudillo Francisco Astudillo
    5th Dan

    Sensei Francisco Astudillo

    Is a 5th Dan Black Belt WSKF. Is a 3rd Dan FKV [Federation Venezolana de Karate]. Sensei Francisco commenced karate in 1979.

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  • Sorcha McCorry Sorcha McCorry
    4th Dan

    Sensei Sorcha McCorry

    Sorcha McCorry is a 4th Dan Black Belt who began karate at the age of 8. Since 2000 she has featured in every National Championship in Ireland. First selected to represent Ireland internationally at the age of 14 she began teaching karate in 2002.

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 Class MondayWednesday Saturday
 All Grades  19:00 - 20:00 18:30 - 19:30  
 Kids Only     14:30 - 15:30
 Senior Grades     15:30 - 16:30