Oliver Brunton

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49th European Karate Championships

James Brunton was the only competitor from Northern Ireland at the 49th European Karate Championships held in Tampere, Finalnd during the week 1st to 4th May 2014. A solid performance again from the current British Number one, yet the standard of compeitition was of the highest quality, limiting the Kumite Champion to going out in …

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Scottish Open International 2014

Belfast karate international, James Brunton, claimed the fighting arena in Edinburgh’s Meadowbank stadium as his own during the Scottish International Karate Open by claiming two championship titles in the senior men’s events. Sparring in the halls under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, Brunton showed he was worthy of his mantle as one of the princes …

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Annual Kata Course 2014

Children Kata course

The weekend of the 6th & 7th April saw members for all NIKW clubs come together to get the same high level tuition on Kata training from 7th Dan Sensei Brunton. Saturday gave an opportunity for children to learn at their own pace and level. Many students got the chance to learn their next Kata, …

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Knife Defence Course 2014

Knife defence

Students got first class training, in dealing with various knife attacks on Saturday 22nd March. Students worked together in a safe, controlled environment, using the official Wado-Kai techniques to explore these flexible and adaptive movements. One of the participants commented, “This course gave students a rare opportunity to practice the official Wado Kai Tanto Dori …

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Spring Training Camp 2014

Spring Training camp

  Karate kingpin, Oliver Brunton moved a step closer to realising his vision of imparting the technique of traditional wado karate onto the next generation of karate students during the three days of the NIKW spring training seminar. For over half a century Oliver has dedicated his life to perfecting the methods behind this ancient …

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Kihon Gumite Course

Kihon Gumite

The NIKW hosted Sensei Brunton on Saturday 21st February, who impressed those attending by discussing the detail that lies within the Kihon Gumite of Wado-Kai. The event took place at the Wado-Kai centre of excellence in Belfast. Students got a chance to discuss their understanding of the movements and were guided in where they were …

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Annual Kata Course & Gradings

5th & 6th April 2013 10am to 12.30 Gradings 12.45 Saturday Children 10am to 12.30 Gradings follow at 12:45pm Sunday Adults 10am to 12.30 Gradings follow at 12:45pm Wado Kai Headquarters center of Excellence 35 College street Belfast

23rd North South Open Championships 2014

North South Open Championships

The NI Karate-Do Wado-Kai staged yet another successful championships in Belfast on Saturday 8th February at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI). On the back of last years NI Karate Board Championships, staged in November 2013, Karate-Ka from across Northern Ireland were given the opportunity to compete at the next level, putting their skills and …

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NIKW Spring Training Camp

Spring training camp

  Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March 2014 Venue: Ganaway Activity Centre Friday 7pm – 9pm Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 12noon – 3pm (Gradings 3pm onwards) Contact your instructor to book your place or directly to obrunton@aol.com   Training is for 3 days and covers all aspects of Wado-Kai technique in detail by Sensei …

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23rd North South Open Karate Championships

Competition Karate

Saturday 8th February 2014 9am to finish ROYAL BELFAST ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION   Applications for entry into Northern Ireland’s largest open Karate Tournament are now welcome. Any association, any style. Kata and Kumite categories from children – senior level   Contact obrunton@aol.com to submit entries