Sorcha Mc Corry-Astudillo

5th DAN


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, Sorcha began teaching karate in 2002.  She is a registered instructor, instructing at WSKF Sedai.  Sorcha is an Athlete in Kata. During her Athletic time was a squad member for ONAKAI Senior Women's Kumite Team in -68kg, +68kg and Open categories and in Kata at Senior International Level in parallel to WSKF Ireland’s National Karate Team at International Tournaments and WSKF Ireland Squads. Competed with Dublin City University and University of Limerick Intervarsity Karate Teams. More recently Joined University College Dublin Karate Club. Sorcha has an interest in Athlete Inclusion, understanding Sports Literacy, Disability and Performance, Post Injury and Recovery. 

2024 Appointed National Assistant Kata coach by ONAKAI (NGB) Ireland


Sport Achievements

  • First karate athlete to gain Elite Sport Entry to DCU
  • Karate Ireland (ONAKAI) and WSKF Ireland multi National Champion titles in kumite & 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

  • Vision Sports Ireland - Sports Awareness
  • 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

  • CFR PHECC Fingal Sport
  • 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 & Inclusion Karate in the Fingal Sports Partnership
  • Specialist Karate Fit For Kids programme integrating karatedo practice, respect and dignity into holistic sports culture and society.
  • Chaired the National Intervarsity Karate Committee.
  • Founded Generationsfit and Elite Performance Sport Karate and contributed to the evolution of WSKF SEDAI.
  • Served as Student Ambassador Representative of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation

Sorcha McCorry Astudillo

Open Learning - Studying Psychology University College Dublin

CEHF Health and Fitness Instructor

Volunteer First Aider/HCA

Children/Older Persons Sports Tutor

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


World Cup 2018

WSKF World Championship 2019