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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.

 

North South 2015

North South 2015

The competition is well suited to allow young competitors to gain the experience in competition Karate and to feel the excitement and nerves to overcome, so they can perform to the best of their ability.
Sensei Brunton, 7th Dan JKF, commented, “I am very pleased that the NIKW can host this event every year.
As president of the NI Karate Board and Chief instructor of the NI Karate-Do Wado-Kai (NIKW), it is extremely important that Karate-Ka have these opportunities to put their training in the Dojo to the test, and use it in a very practical way.

This is how confidence, self-belief, discipline, the characteristics that we know Karate fosters, are able to grow within a person.
I look forward to seeing many of our friends return for next years tournament, and indeed, seeing new competitors, clubs and associations entering from other styles in the future.

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Sensei Brunton also added, “Could I also say, It takes a large amount of time to organise and manage an event like this, and I am very grateful to all those who have helped in this regard. To the parents, friends and families who come along and give their support to everyone.
To the officials, judges and referees who ensure a safe and fair tournament for all.
Lastly to all the competitors, who I could see competed with determination yet remained respectful and fair to their peers. Thank You”

Check out our NIKW Facebook page for some action pictures and category winners of the tournament.

See here for the results of all categories. Well done to all.

North South Karate 2015

North South Karate 2015

North South Karate 2015

North South Karate 2015