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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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NIKW Members secure medals at 2016 National Karate championships

The NI Karate Board’s National Karate Championships were held in Banbridge Leisure Centre on the 1st October 2016. Many NIKW member took part, demonstrating the skills and progress they have made in their training. In front of their parents, family & friends they got the chance to put themselves to the test and see how …

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NIKW Youth squad shine at BKF Open championships

  The NIKW Youth squad took part in the recent British Karate Federation Open championships in Ponds Forge, Sheffield, recently on the 24th September.   Adam Rooney achieved great success, securing bronze in the boys Kata category (Left)   The squad have been preparing with intensive training over recent months with Sensei Oliver Brunton, chief …

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NIKW Junior League 26th Sept 2016

The NIKW held its penultimate junior league meeting on Monday 26th September 2016. There was further new participants joining the league highlighting the growing value for members and the positive benefits it is having on regular participants. The aim is to ensure all participants receive an opportunity to gain solid experience in competition, in an informal & fun …

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Passing of Sensei Walter Seaton

The NI Karate-Do Wado-Kai is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sensei Walter Seaton. a long time friend of Sensei Brunton and a true karate master. Sensei Seaton trained throughout Middlesborough & Newcastle, England. The NIKW offers its condolences to his wife Eva and his wider family and friends. He will be missed …

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Karate in the Olympic Games

Karate reached a major milestone in its development across the globe. It follows the decision by the IOC on the 3rd August in Rio de Janeiro, to agree its inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games programme.   President of the NI Karate Board and chief instructor for the NIKW, Sensei Oliver Brunton commented, ” This is excellent …

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NIKW Junior league 25th July 2016

The NIKW held another successful junior league meeting. More participants received an opportunity to gain some good experience in competition. This continues our programme of youth development, with the aim of improving chances and experiences for our younger club members. 1st Chantelle Corbett; 2nd Saoirse Corbett; 3rd Adam Rooney & Grace Rogan     Results …

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Sponsored 5km Barefoot run

NIKW Sponsored 5km Barefoot run   Congratulations and a huge thanks to those who participated and helped raise funds as part of our recent 5km barefoot run.   We had many members from across our clubs including Antrim, Armagh, Ballysillan, Belfast, Loughmoss, Lisburn and others.       We gathered at the Lough Shore park, in Antrim on the …

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NIKW League 30th May 2016

  NIKW Junior league had its third meeting on 30th May 2016, with many young members coming together, with their parents looking on, they demonstrated their skills they’ve been learning.   See the full table at NIKW Junior League   Sensei James Brunton, started off the night with a gentle warm up, getting the young …

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