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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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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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