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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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Scottish Open International 2014

Belfast karate international, James Brunton, claimed the fighting arena in Edinburgh’s Meadowbank stadium as his own during the Scottish International Karate Open by claiming two championship titles in the senior men’s events. Sparring in the halls under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, Brunton showed he was worthy of his mantle as one of the princes …

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Annual Kata Course 2014

The weekend of the 6th & 7th April saw members for all NIKW clubs come together to get the same high level tuition on Kata training from 7th Dan Sensei Brunton. Saturday gave an opportunity for children to learn at their own pace and level. Many students got the chance to learn their next Kata, …

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Knife Defence Course 2014

Students got first class training, in dealing with various knife attacks on Saturday 22nd March. Students worked together in a safe, controlled environment, using the official Wado-Kai techniques to explore these flexible and adaptive movements. One of the participants commented, “This course gave students a rare opportunity to practice the official Wado Kai Tanto Dori …

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Spring Training Camp 2014

  Karate kingpin, Oliver Brunton moved a step closer to realising his vision of imparting the technique of traditional wado karate onto the next generation of karate students during the three days of the NIKW spring training seminar. For over half a century Oliver has dedicated his life to perfecting the methods behind this ancient …

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Kihon Gumite Course

Kihon Gumite

The NIKW hosted Sensei Brunton on Saturday 21st February, 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 discuss their understanding of the movements and were guided in where they were …

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23rd North South Open Championships 2014

The NI Karate-Do Wado-Kai staged yet another successful championships in Belfast on Saturday 8th February at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI). On the back of last years NI Karate Board Championships, staged in November 2013, Karate-Ka from across Northern Ireland were given the opportunity to compete at the next level, putting their skills and …

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New Elite Competitor Class Available

  The NI Karate-Do Wado-Kai are please to announce the introduction of an elite competitor class. These will be held each Tuesday at 8:30pm to 9:00pm. These classes are aimed at competition karate, and will give competitors the edge in high level competition. Anyone interested in taking part in these classes should contact Sensei Brunton

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