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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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NIKW 6 Mile Barefoot Run

Congratulations to all those who took part in our fun run at Loughshore Park in Antrim. The rain started to drizzle down just as we set off at 10:30am at Loughshore car park. We were delighted students and the parents joined in for the challenge. Although the weather wasnt great, it didnt dampen spirits of …

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BKF 4 Nation’s Championships

James Brunton, NIKW Kumite star took on the best within the 4 Home nations, at the recent British karate federation championships. James secured Gold at the senior Male Kumite category and cemented his position at the best Kumite fighter in the British Isles. In a tough under 68kg category Craig Ryan from Lisburn used his …

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49th European Karate Championships

James Brunton was the only competitor from Northern Ireland at the 49th European Karate Championships held in Tampere, Finalnd during the week 1st to 4th May 2014. A solid performance again from the current British Number one, yet the standard of compeitition was of the highest quality, limiting the Kumite Champion to going out in …

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