BKF 4 Nations – May 2015


Belfast’s James Brunton continued his dominance over the British karate scene with an impressive display of fighting prowess on the way to the finals of the British 4 Nations tournament.

During the preliminary heats of the tournament, Brunton deployed the successful range of techniques which have earned him the reputation of being a force to be reckoned with by karate coaches and athletes across these islands.

Throughout his career, Brunton has amassed, during which he has earned seven British titles and a score of international accolades, and his loyal band of followers were on the side of the mats during the competition in the Glasgow’s Emirates stadium.

James Brunton (3rd from left)

James Brunton (3rd from left)

They were not disappointed with their role model, who showed he is still at the top of his game on the journey to the finals where he narrowly missed out on another championship title.

Elsewhere in the competition, Banbridge’s Courtney Morris secured a bronze in the Junior female category.

Watching the day’s events was President of Karate in Northern Ireland, Oliver Brunton, who was pleased with the way the Northern Ireland athletes had performed. He said: “Coming from such a small country, we have been able to produce the calibre of young sports people who make everyone back home proud”.