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NIKW Secure Medals at Scottish Open

The NIKW Brunton Schools of Karate scooped two individual male senior championship titles at the Scottish International Karate Open, a further championship title in the male senior team event, silver and bronze in the under 21 categories, and a runner-up medal in the boy’s free fighting event. On the first day of the competition, Ireland’s …

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NIKW Annual Kata Course & Grading

The NIKW held it’s annual Kata Course on the weekend of the 7th & 8th April. All members got the chance to train together, receiving world class tuition from Sensei Oliver Brunton 7th Dan JKF. Kata training is a critical element in developing good Karate technique. It develops many aspects of technique, such as balance, …

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NIKW Junior League 26th March 2018

Our second meeting of the year, we had some new members join and get some great Kumite competition experience. Sensei James Brunton 4th Dan started the evening with some warm up exercises, then providing some useful tactics, and combinations that the young people could use in their upcoming bouts. Massive congratulations to the winners on …

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North South Championships 2018 Results

The NIKW would like to thank all the associations, clubs, coaches and competitors for such a great days competition. The standard of competition was very high, and all competitors would have had the chance to put their skills to the test. Sensei Brunton, chief instructor NIKW, and President of the NI Karate Board commented, “I …

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NIKW Junior League 2018

26 young students came together on 29th January to launch the NIKW Karate league for 2018. The league takes place in the central Dojo in Belfast at the Wado-Kai Centre of Excellence. It will run for the full year, as participants put their training into practice. Parents & friends were able to cheer on the …

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NIKW Junior League final 2017

  The NIKW Junior league reached its exciting conclusion on Monday 27th November! Plenty of fighting spirit was on show. Cheered on by parents and family, everyone put into practice what they have been taught over weeks and months. On the night, the top competitors were; 1st Ayush Pandey 2nd Ross Dugan 3rd Jack Carson 4th …

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NIKW Junior League 25th Sept

  The NIKW Junior league continued on Monday 25th September, with 32 young people taking part on the night. Fighting their fears, in a safe controlled way, the young Karate-Ka was able to demonstrate what they have learnt so far, and show their determination. Being able to enjoy a winning bout and learning to deal …

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Results 2nd Brunton Cup Tournament

Brunton Cup Tournament Held in the Girdwood Community Hub, 16th September 2017 The importance of youth development is central and the purpose of the tournament. Giving young Karate-Ka a dedicated tournament to develop gain vital competition experience is essential to ensure they are well prepared and confident when higher level competitions come along. Use this …

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End of Summer BBQ

The NIKW support committee would like to thank all our friends who supported our summer BBQ at Crawfordsburn Country Park on Sunday 27th August.   We all had plenty of fun & games, with excellent BBQ food. Our thanks to those on the support committee who helped prepare and arrange the day.   To all …

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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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