Established in 1985 Abbeyfeale Karate Club’s Humphrey Doody started his martial arts career doing Kung Fu in Tralee in 1978. In 1980 Humphrey switched codes and started Karate training with John McCormack in Newcastle West and achieved all his Kyu Grades with Kawasoe Sensei together with Shodan in 1985. In 2004 Humphrey decided to affiliate his Club to the JKS following a training seminar with Sensei Scott Langley. Subsequently Humphrey and his Club joined the HDKI as part of Sensei Langley’s group.
Over the years Abbeyfeale Karate Club has produced some great students with several going on to achieve Black Belt Status. The Club is admired for its successful underage development programme.