John Tunney

John Tunney, instructor at Ennis Karate Academy, has practiced karate since 1996.

He was awarded his Sho-dan in 2001, Ni-dan in 2004, San-dan in 2007 and Yon-dan in 2013.

John is interested in both Traditional and Sports karate.  In addition to teaching karate, he is a keen competitor, winning titles at both national and international levels.


  • ONAKAI national kata champion (veterans category),
  • Five times winner WSKF Ireland veterans kata title (2007-2011)
  • Bronze medal winner WSKF European championship in Bucharest (2008)
  • Semi-finalist WSKF World Championships in Tokyo (2009)