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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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NIKW Junior league 2017

  35 Young students gathered on the 23rd January in our Central Dojo in Belfast at the Wado-Kai Centre of Excellence to get their league campaign off to a flying start. Each competitor got top class instruction and a chance to put their hard training to the test against their friends.       On the night, the top …

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Entries for North South Open karate Championships

North South Open Championships Saturday 4th Feb 2017 9am – to finish Royal Belfast Academical Institution (INST) Ireland’s premier karate championships for children, cadets, & seniors Associations and clubs can download the northsouth2017entry_form and return by 25th January 2017 to register their entries Students should register their participation with their instructor

Christmas Party

The NIKW support committee wish to thank all those who supported the club with buying ballots and/or coming to the Christmas party. This was a great success with everone enjoying themselves with some food & sweets, games and a chance to see Santa. We also raised over £500 for our junior squad fund. Ballot winners: …

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NIKW Junior league reaches the finale

NIKW members gathered with excitement at the final meeting on 28th November in the Central Dojo in Belfast at the Wado-Kai Center of Excellence. Each competitor competed in the final round of bouts to complete the league for the full year. The young people have been taking part at regular meetings since January this year.   …

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Brunton Cup competitors show their skills

  Karate Clubs from around the province joined together to give their young members the chance to get some unique competition experience. Overseen by Sensei Brunton, chief instructor of NIKW and president of the NI Karate Board, the dedicated tournament for young Karate-ka, aims to enhance their experience, grow their confidence and demonstrate their training is paying off. …

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Annual Kumite Course

The NIKW set aside the weekend of the 15th & 16th October for its members to focus on Kumite training. Members with instruction from chief instructor Sensei Brunton 7th Dan JKF, were given the added experience of British Open champion & World Wado-Kai 2015 Kumite finalist James Brunton. Training with a wide variety of combinations awareness of distance, and the …

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