Brunton Schools of Karate Excellence

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A JKF Wado-Kai approved federation

About the NI Karate-Do Wado-Kai

The place to learn true Wado-Kai Karate Technique. The club that established Karate in Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland Karate-Do Wado-Kai (N.I.K.W.) is Northern Ireland’s largest karate association.

Our central dojo is located in All Souls Church, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, click here to see directions. We hold other karate classes, in other parts of Northern Ireland to provide access for as many people as possible. Check out our clubs page for details.

You can purchase DVD’s showing the full range of Wado-Kai techniques with revised and modern application not shown in other Wado style publications.
The N.I.K.W seeks to promote Karate, and provide facilities and opportunities for all members of the community to learn the Martial Art… “Karate-Do”.
See details on our clubs page for scheduled venues and class times.

The NIKW mourns the passing of Sensei Hakoishi
It is with great sadness we have learnt of the passing of Sensei Katsumi Hakoishi.
An 8th Dan with the Japan Karate-Do Federation (JKF), he played a vital role in the development of Wado-Kai Karate and within the JKF & WKF.
A personal and long-time friend of the NIKW’s chief Instructor Sensei Brunton, their friendship spanned the decades.
Sensei Brunton has said “I am deeply saddened by the passing of my long term friend, my deepest sympathies and thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Mission & Values – To Cultivate the Spirit!

The NIKW exists to promote and develop the Martial Art of Karate-Do in Northern Ireland and throughout the island of Ireland.
Sensei Brunton 7th Dan JKF oversees the technical instruction throughout the club and is regarded by many as the foremost authority on Karate on the island of Ireland.

“Make the effort to find out what the correct technique is, then…Train Hard, Train often, and Train to improve your technique” – Sensei Brunton
Interested in joining or checking out a class to see if Karate is for you?
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JKF Wado-Kai seminar

Sensei Brunton on JKF Technical seminar 1995

Sensei Brunton (front row 3rd from right) in attendance with Ohtsuka Sensei Birmingham early ’70s at Peter Suzuki’s dojo. Picture courtesy of Peter May