Sorcha Mc Corry-Astudillo


Commenced karate aged 7 and since 1997 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 a squad member of ONAKAI - Ireland’s National Karate Squad representing Ireland at International Events and WSKF Ireland Squad.

Sport Achievements

  • First karate athlete to gain Elite Sport Entry to DCU
  • Karate Ireland (ONAKAI) and WSKF Ireland multi National Champion titles in kumite and kata 
  • Scottish / Welsh Open Champion & British Open (double silver medallist)
  • 12 WSKF World Championships medals (Japan)
  • JSKA World Champion (Team) & Individual Bronze
  • WSKF World Cup Championships (double gold & silver medalist)
  • WSKF Eastern European Championships titles
  • Belgian and Sardinian medals
  • Irish National Intervarsity Champion (Kata & Kumite) (2008 to 2012 & 2015)
  • First and currently only 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.

Sport Certification

  • Instructor Licence WSKF Japan
  • Sports Ireland Introduction to Coaching
  • Sport Ireland Level 1 Coaching
  • Child Welfare and Protection Levels 1 & 2
  • Child Welfare and Protection DLP Certified.
  • Garda Vetted

Additional Certification

  • First Aid
  • RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualified


  • Developed, designed and implemented pilot project Karate Fit for Kids (After schools Healthy Living Program)
  • Project work with Remember Us & Intellectual Inclusion in the Fingal Area with Krazy Karate a specialist Karate Fit For Kids programme integrating karate practice, respect and dignity into the holistic realm of what sport means to society.
  • Chaired the National Intervarsity Karate Committee.
  • Served as Student Ambassador Representative of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation
Sorcha Mc Corry

Sorcha McCorry

Health Service Executive Employee

Health and Fitness Instructor

5th Dan WSKF


Exercise and Health Fitness Instructor NCEF -  University of Limerick

  • Health Related Physical Assessment and Programme Design
  • Applied Exercise and Fitness
  • Resistance Training
  • Circuit Training 
  • Body Conditioning
  • Step Training and Flexibility
  • TRX FTC Instructor – TRX STC Suspension Trainer
  • Reebok Kettlebell Fitness – Reebok Fitness Pilates

Education/Training Studies

University College Dublin - Psychology

Exercise and Health Fitness NCEF - University of Limerick.

Emergency Medical Technician Training CPDs




Gaisce Bronze President Award

Young Social Innovators Award


Sorcha Mc Corry

World Cup 2018

WSKF World Championship 2019 

Sorcha Mc Corry
Sorcha Mc Corry