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NIKW Junior League 31st July 2017

Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Nuala McAllister returned to visit young people at the sports club in the center of Belfast where she has many happy memories from when she was growing up as a youngster in Belfast. Councillor McAlllister trained with Belfast karate legend Oliver Brunton and alongside Oliver’s son James who went on to become …

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Youth squad gets experience at BKF 4 Nations

The NIKW Junior squad continued their development on the weekend of the 27th-28th May, in Sheffield, England. Putting their skills and determination into action at the BKF 4 nation championships, the squad put in a tremendous effort getting some brilliant scores during their bouts.   Calum Reid Fergus Mullan Katlynn McCracken Ross Dougan Thomas Bell …

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NIKW Junior League 29th May 2017

NIKW members returned for another league meeting on the 29th May 2017 to put their skills to the test in the Wado-Kai center of excellence in Belfast. There were some new competitors and their parents came along for the first time and they got some valuable insight into what the benefits of the league has …

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Super stars at beginner competition

Young NIKW members showed their karate skills recently at the recent championships in Strabane, Co Tyrone.     The event hosted by Strabane Shotokan Karate Club, in Melvin Sport complex on 20th May, gave young students the chance to put into practice what they have learnt in the dojo. To put their fears to one …

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Youth Squad success at Scottish Open

Congratulations to the members of our youth squad who traveled to Scotland over the weekend of the 24th April. Both Ross Dougan & Thomas Bell secured bronze, 3rd place in their respective Kumite categories.   These are early days in their competition journey’s but the training regime put in place by Sensei Oliver Brunton, as …

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NIKW Kata course maintains importance of technique

The NIKW held its annual Kata course on the weekend of the 8th & 9th April 2017 Saturday was reserved for the younger members, who were given an engaging excellent course on  ideas and inspiration on improving their own Karate training.   In order to ensure training is worthwhile, young members were told the importance of …

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NIKW Junior league 27th March

More young competitors from across all NIKW clubs came together to put their skills to the test in the latest NIKW Junior league meeting held on 27th March in our Central Dojo in Belfast at the Wado-Kai Centre of Excellence. There were some new competitors joining for the first time. They will have the chance to develop …

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NIKW Youth Squad Swedish Open

  Belfast schoolboy Ross Dougan took his first international karate medal at the Swedish Open International which was held in the Scandinavian city of Malmo at the start of March.   The ten year old Glenwood Primary School pupil took a bronze medal in the boys free fighting event, kick-starting a promising career in his …

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Back in time; NIKW Course

NIKW course 1986

    We were provided this photo from mid 70’s featuring Joe McIlroy and the late Sensei Tatsuo Suzuki at a course organised by Sensei Oliver Brunton in Northern Ireland.     We remember those past students who have helped maintain & helped develop Karate in Northern Ireland.     We would like to thank Joe’s …

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North South Open Karate championships – Results – 4th February 2017

NI Karate-Do Wado-Kai; North South Open Karate championships – Results – 4th February 2017; Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI) We wish to extend our thanks to all those who support this tournament; from the officials & volunteers, their competitors & coaches, and family & friends who all show their support & encouragement.       …

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