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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

Karate champions crowned at the NI Karate Board Championships

Antrim Forum was the venue for an excellent days competition Karate, for all Karate students in Northern Ireland on the 23rd November Kata & Kumite categories for children, Junior, Cadet & Senior competitors catering for both Male & Female across a range of grades. The day started with Kata categories. Kata are pre-arranged movements. They …

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WKF Junior Championships Spain 2013

Local Lisburn School boy and NIKW Kumite Champion has returned from the recent World Karate Federation Junior championships in Guadalajara, Spain with a very good record, in the championships. Ryan recently took Bronze medal in the British Open championships, aimed to improve his standing in the worlds elite Karate-Ka arena, and to gain some vital …

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Members revel in Kumite Training

Members across the association came together on the 19th & 20th Oct to pick up top tips from Sensei Brunton 7th Dan JKF. Sensei Brunton has trained NIKW Kumite champions James Brunton & Craig Ryan, who have taken many medals at various international championships in recent years. Saturday morning gave an opportunity for the younger …

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