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Kihon Gumite’s explosive technique

  Ireland’s karate ace, Oliver Brunton showed how physical strength was no match for technical ability at a special seminar exploring the principles of fighting as laid down in the Wado system of karate. Students gathered at the Karate Centre of Excellence in Belfast City Centre where Oliver revealed the essence of Wado technique which …

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Northern Ireland Karate supports WKF Olympic campaign

  Sensei Brunton, on behalf of Northern Ireland karate, met World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinos during the 51st European championships. Sensei Brunton added his support to the WKF campaign for Karate to be included into the Olympics.   Mr Espinos addressed the European Karate family;   “We are in the last steps in …

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NIKW finalist at Scottish Open Championships2016

  Belfast fighting international James Brunton returned from the Scottish International Karate Open with a runner-up medal. Athletes from across Europe gathered at the Meadowbank Stadium in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle to vie for the medal offering at one of the largest gatherings in the history of the championships. James fought hard on his way through …

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NIKW Kata Course inspires

The NIKW held its annual Kata course on the weekend of the 9th & 10th April 2016.     Saturday was reserved for the younger association members, who were given excellent ideas and inspiration on improving their own Karate training.   In order to ensure training is worthwhile, young members need to start of with …

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NIKW league continues

More bouts, more points, more confidence….   NIKW Junior league continued on the 21st March, with many young members coming together, with their parents looking on, they demonstrated their skills they’ve been learning.   Shlok Talekwar fought impressively well finishing second on the night, with Saoirse Corbett, showing incredible toughness in her bouts, coming third on the …

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NIKW Spring Training Camp 2016

NIKW members got the chance to train intensively over three days with Sensei Brunton 7th Dan JKF The course this year, took place over the weekend of the 4th – 6th March 2016. Friday evening training began with some basic Kihon Waza, basic punches, kicks & combinations. Exploring the basic fundamentals of using the body …

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25th North South Open Championships 2016

  Congratulations all those who participated in the North South Open Karate Championships on the 13th February 2016. The event was staged at Royal Belfast Academical Institution, in Belfast City center. Categories for ages from 6 years, with both male & female categories allowed a wide range of competitors from across Northern Ireland, as well …

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NIKW League gets off to a flying start

The NIKW League gets off to a flying start. Shlok Talekwar wins the first league meeting. He races to the top of the junior league table! Three wins out of three, securing 9 points along with plenty of scores he is top champion on the night. View current league table here The league meeting started off …

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North South Open Karate Championships

      Associations/clubs can download the North v South_2016_entry form and return by 30th January 2016 to register their entries Students should register their participation with their instructor

NIKW members secure medals at NI Championships

NIKW members of all ages took part in the National championships on the 10th October 2015, held in Banbridge Leisure Centre. Some of the youngest to more senior members took part, across all ages, grades in both Kata & Kumite categories. These championships are an excellent opportunity for those to develop further in their Karate, putting their …

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