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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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North South Open Karate Tournament 14th February 2015

Royal Belfast Academical Institute, Belfast, was the venue for the prestigious North South Open Karate Tournament. Now in its 24th year it has grown to become one of the biggest Karate championships held in Northern Ireland. Competitors for all over Ireland and Britain came together to put their skills to the test against their peers. …

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NIKW at Wado-Kai Masters seminar

NIKW Chief Instructor Sensei Brunton attended the recent Japanese Wado-Kai masters course over the weekend of the 22nd/23rd November 2014. Accompanied by fellow NIKW instructor James Brunton, both commented it was a highly valuable and insightful course covering many aspects of Wado-Kai Karate. The course was delivered by Hideho Takagi Sensei and Tamaki Sonoda Sensei, …

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Kumite Masterclass

NIKW students got top class tuition over the weekend of the 18th and 19th October, from chief instructor and International Kumite champion James Brunton. The young students had their chance on Saturday to listen to instruction on aspects of Kumite training that will help them in future competitions. Chief instructor Sensei Brunton, pointed out some …

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Continued Success at British Open Championships

NIKW retains top titles at British Open Championships in Glasgow, Scotland Four international karate championship titles were won by Northern Ireland athletes who demonstrated some fantastic fighting at European tournaments held over two consecutive weekends in September. Some of Europe’s top fighters took part in the Banzai Cup in Berlin where 1500 competitors gathered on …

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NIKW students at Banzai Cup 2014 International

NIKW students took part in the recent Banzai Cup held in Berlin, Germany on the weekend of the 20th/21st Sept.   Adding to recent British 4 Nation title earlier in the year, James Brunton took on a highly competitive category securing Bronze in his weight category whilst in the Senior Male Open Weight Kumite section …

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NIKW Summer Training camp

The NI Karate-Do Wado-Kai strives to drive the standard of Karate throughout Ireland to its highest levels. One of thee initiatives is the annual summer training camp, which over four full days provides the time & high level instruction, for students to make important changes to their training to improve their Karate. Students travelled to …

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NIKB Official Dan Grading Exams

The establishment of the NI Karate board’s official Dan grading structure took place on the 31st May 2014. Current members of the Northern Ireland Karate Board, sat the 1st Dan (Black Belt) Examination. President and Chief Technical examiner for the Karate Board, who administered the exam, Sensei Oliver Brunton, highlighted why this was such an …

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