Our Qualifications

Members of Galway Sports Partnership / Montessori Diploma / Child Specific First Aid

Galway Childcare Committe Quality and Child Protection Certified

Fetac Level 5 First Aid with A.E.D. Training / Irish Sports Council Code of Ethics Certified

Irish Sports Council Childrens Officer Certifie / Memebers of Irish Sports Council

Garda Vetted / Members of O.N.A.K.A.I.

Tuam Karate Club, FaolchĂș Karate was founded by Husband and Wife, Malcolm and Marie Murphy.


What makes us the best?




Mugendo System 1st Degree Black Belt awarded in 1993 by Prof. George Canning creator of Mugendo


JKS 1st Dan Black Belt awarded 2010 by Sensei Scott Langley 6th Dan

JKS 2nd Dan awarded 2011 by Sensei Kanayma 6th Dan at JKS World Championships in Scotland

JKS 3rd Dan awarded 2014 by Sensei Kagawa 8th Dan

IMAF 4th Dan awarded 2019 by Sensei Jens Fricke 7th Dan


2009 National Kata Champion

2010 Last 16 in Kata at JKS World Championships in Edinburgh Scotland

2014 Last 8 in Kata at JKS European Championships in Copenhagen Denmark


Developer of the S.A.F.E. System of Self Defence


20yrs+ experience in teaching Martial Arts and Self Defence


Worked in both Event and Personal Security



I.M.A.F. Irish Team Member who competed and placed in European (Germany), and World (Belgium), Championships in 2009


JKS National medals, IJKA National medals, IMAF National Titles, Irish International Championship medals


Member of the 2010 Irish Team that travelled to Poland for World Championships


Instructor in the S.A.F.E. Self Defence System for Women


Also trains in Freestyle Sport Karate and Kickboxing


Benefits of Training with FaolchĂș Karate Club


We have a specially designed Dojo with a world class fully matted floor.


Our classes are specially designed based on Montessori Methods allowing us to take children from the age of 4 years.


We have taken modern practical educational methods to create an interactive learning medium.


All our childrens classes are limited in size and always two Instructors are present. This ensures more time and personal attention for every student.

We run a subsidised Squad for club members and subsidised trips to International Events

We are members of O.N.A.K.A.I. the governing body for Karate in Ireland

We are a 'Not for Profit' club



All class sizes are strictly limited and booking is essential. For further information contact:-


Marie 087 2909194

Malcolm 083 0082110