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 are the pinnacle of Karate-Do training. The competitor aims to demonstrate these movements with speed, exquisite posture and perfect balance.

The Kumite categories went under way starting with Boys 6yrs – 7yrs. Many competitors got their first experience of competition at this level, while other experienced, aimed to improve their performances from previous competitions.

The competition also helps raise the standard of referee & judging, providing practical competition experience for anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge of World Karate Federation (WKF) competition rules. The Karate Board is well placed to ensure its referee’s are trained to the highest standard as it is provided with guidance from WKF World referee & Judge Sensei Oliver Brunton 7th Dan. Anyone with an interest in becoming a referee or judge should contact the Northern Ireland Karate Board or through the NIKW through any one of our instructors.


Click NIKB 2013 results for a full list of winners & runners up.


Thank you to all those who helped stage the competition, from score & time keepers, referees & judges, parents for their support including the competitors who approach the competition with the passion, fair play and true sportsmanship.