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NIKW Classes return

The NIKW will be open for regular training from Monday 6th July.See our clubs page to see available training times at our Central Dojo club in Belfast. Like many organisations we have considered how we may return to safely operating karate classes.We’ve considered the specific circumstances for our association, that only we are familiar with. The …

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NIKW Online training sessions

In order to develop our online training sessions further, each session will focus on slightly different training techniques aimed at different student experience levels.This is to ensure each session has maximum benefit within the short training session.However; we want to stress all sessions are open to all members and are not restricted to a particular …

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Online training sessions available

In order to keep members in their training routine, we’re offering some basic online training sessions with Sensei James Brunton.We’ll use the app “Zoom”, and provide a code just before the training session is about to begin so you can join in. Ensure you have signed up to our newsletter. Sign up on our website …

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Coronovirus impact – Classes suspended

Members…Firstly we would like to thank members for their patience over recent days. You have likely had many questions.Developments have been going at such as pace, we felt it was best to defer until matters became a little clearer. We would like to ensure we remain in contact with you, so if you haven’t already, …

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North South Karate Tournament 1st Feb 2020, Results

The NIKW hosted its annual North South Championships on Saturday 1st February. The tournament provided plenty of categories for all levels, ages & abilities, ensuring a wide variety of participants are able to demonstrate their skills in front of their family & friends. Sensei Brunton, chief instructor & president of the NI Karate Board, commented …

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NIKW Junior League gets going for 2020

The NIKW was excited to kick off again another great opportunity for its young members to get great experience building their confidence & skill in Kumite bouts. Chief Instructor Sensei Brunton commented; “We’ve had great feedback on this competition from parents and we are really pleased to continue this initiative for another year”. Head Kumite …

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NIKW Junior League 2019 reaches finale!

The NIKW’s exciting junior league reached its final conclusion for 2019.The final meeting was held recently on the 25th Nov, and many of the young members were determined to finish the league with quality performances, demonstrating the techniques and strategies they have been taught throughout the year. 1st Place – Liam Shek2nd Place – Jeeshan …

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NIKW Youth Squad show success in Manchester

The Brunton Schools of Karate enjoyed success at the Manchester Youth Karate Championships where the team won four medals. Championship titles went to Katelynn McCracken and Ross Dougan in the free fighting events in their age groups, while Ross won a bronze and Thomas Bell a silver medal in their respective technical categories. Katelynn and …

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Members secure haul of medals at NI Karate Board Championships

NIKW members secured a large haul of medals at recent NI karate board championships. These national championships were held on 28th Sept at Banbridge Leisure centre and are a highlight of the Karate year, and a great chance for members to put their skills they’ve been developing to the test. Both Kata and Kumite categories, …

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NIKW Junior league continues

The most recent league meeting of NIKW’s junior league was held on the 16th Sept 2019, at Wado-Kai HQ in centre of Belfast in preparation for upcoming Northern Ireland Championships.Family and friends of young members cheered on all members as they continue to demonstrate the skills they have been developing. Sensei James Brunton also acknowledged …

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