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NIKW success at World Wado-Kai World Cup

The NIKW sent a delegation of Karate-Ka to the recent World Wado-Kai World Cup, held in Nagoya, Japan on 15th – 16th August 2015 Chief Instructor Sensei Brunton, led the team in the masters +50 yrs category. Competing at the age of 75 against others many years his younger showed leadership and dedication to life long …

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NIKW Instructor – Studies in Japan

The Brunton Karate dynasty’s position within the Japanese Wado system has been consolidated with James Brunton’s invitation to train at the dojos or training halls of some of the top karate masters in the Pacific archipelago. James, who started karate as a child, has been learning the ancient art from his father, Irish karate ace, …

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Passing of Arakawa Sensei

The NIKW are sad to hear of the passing of Toru Arakawa Sensei. Arakawa Sensei played an important role in the development of Wado-Kai Karate throughout the world, over many years and was a senior figure in Japanese Karate-Do Federation. The NIKW hosted Arakawa Sensei, inviting him to Belfast a number of times throughout the …

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Karate – Summer Training camp

The NIKW hosts its intensive summer training course from Thurs 6th – Sunday 9th August, from 10am – 4pm each day.   Instruction covers the full range of karate techniques, from Kihon waza, Oyho & Kihon Gumite through to Kata and Kumite.   The most comprehensive Karate course available in Ireland. Whilst physical training allows …

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Karate Olympic Quest

Tokyo 2020

Karate has been announced today as one of the 8 sports shortlisted by Tokyo 2020 between the 26 sports candidates. Now the second phase starts, and the shortlisted candidates will have to submit new documents to Tokyo 2020 by the 22nd  of July. After that, in early August these 8 shortlisted candidates will hold meetings …

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5km barefoot trek

Congratulations to those who take part in our annual challenge. We had a great day, with many young & older members getting together with friends and parents taking part. Many thanks to Antrim club member Angela McCracken who kindly hosted after event refreshments & BBQ                 A huge thanks …

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BKF 4 Nations – May 2015

  Belfast’s James Brunton continued his dominance over the British karate scene with an impressive display of fighting prowess on the way to the finals of the British 4 Nations tournament. During the preliminary heats of the tournament, Brunton deployed the successful range of techniques which have earned him the reputation of being a force …

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Kihon Gumite Course – May 2015

  The NIKW hosted a valuable technical course on Saturday 9th May with Sensei Brunton, who impressed those attending by discussing the detail that lies within the Kihon Gumite of Wado-Kai. The event took place at the Wado-Kai centre of excellence in Belfast. Students got a chance to deepen their knowledge of these moves which …

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Scottish Open Championships – April 2015

  Two championship titles were won by the Brunton Schools of Karate at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Stadium by Belfast international fighting ace, James Brunton.     Brunton took the titles in the men’s open weight and senior events following an intense passage through the preliminary rounds against some of the best karate athletes from mainland Europe …

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NIKW Association Kata Course – April 2015

  We held a very successful Kata course across the weekend of the 11th & 12th April. On Saturday, young members of the association got the opportunity to receive some intensive training that will stand them in good stead.   Sensei Brunton 7th Dan passed on his many years of experience, highlighting the importance of …

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