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. She is a registered instructor Instructing at WSKF Sedai. Sorcha is also a member of Karate Ireland’s National Karate Squad (ONAKAI) representing Ireland at International Events and WSKF Ireland Squad.


  • She achieved Sho Dan in 2003, Ni Dan in 2006, San Dan in 2010 and graded to Yondan in 2018.
  • Introduction to Coaching & Level 1 Coaching Ireland
  • Instructor licence WSKF Japan.
  • Child Welfare and Protection Levels 1 & 2 & Child Welfare and Protection DLP Certified.
  • Garda Vetted
  • First Aid


  • First karate athlete to gain Elite Sport Entry to DCU
  • Karate Ireland (ONAKAI) and WSKF Ireland National Champion titles
  • Scottish and Welsh Open Champion titles, British Open (silver medallist x2)
  • 12 WSKF World Championships medals
  • JSKA World Champion
  • World Cup Championships & WSKF Eastern European Championships titles
  • Belgian and Sardinian medals
  • Irish National Intervarsity Champion (Kata and Kumite) (5 years)
  • First Irish female karate athlete to represent Ireland at two World Karate Intervarsity championships.
  • A competitor on the first Irish Female Kumite Team representing Ireland at a WKF event.