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NIKW Junior League results for 28th June 2022

The NIKW Junior league met again on Tuesday 28th June, with more members getting vital experience.Sensei James Brunton, chief kumite coach of the NI Karate Squad led the under 16yr olds in a brief warm up session and then it was down to business. Plenty of action was on display for friends and parents who …

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NIKW Young stars perform at European Karate Federation Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships

Two of the brightest Young students in the NIKW travelled to Prague recently to take part in the EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Karate championships. Thomas Bell & Katelynn McCracken participated in their kumite events and performed well with each scoring a number of well executed points in their matches, however eventually loosing out to …

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Brunton Cup 2022 Karate championships

The NIKW staged its annual Youth Karate tournament in Antrim on 11th June, the Brunton Cup.The event is designed specifically for young students under 16yrs, and aimed at helping those with limited competition experience get their first chance to take part and understand some of the formalities that are part of competition.Sensei Oliver Brunton, chief …

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NIKW Mourns the passing of Sensei Hakoishi

It is with great sadness we have learnt of the passing of Sensei Katsumi Hakoishi. Sensei Hakoishi was an 8th Dan with the JKF and 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 …

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NIKW Junior league 3rd May 2022

The NIKW Junior league continued today, with more and more members getting vital competition experience.Sensei James Brunton, chief Kumite coach of the NI Karate Squad led under 16yr olds in a brief warm up session and then it was down to business. There was plenty of action on display for friends and parents who looked …

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NIKW Karate course embeds technical training

Students from the Northern Ireland Karate-Do Waldo-Kai attended a technical kata course at Girdwood Community Hub on 23rd April 2022. The atmosphere was electric as participants discovered the level of detail needed to make their karate techniques effective. They were amazed to learn how the slightest deviation in how a movement is executed could make …

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Spring Training Camp 2022

NIKW Spring Camp 2022

NIKW members enjoyed a thorough study of Karate-Do technique, the weekend of 4th to the 6th March. Gathering in the Ards peninsula in the spring time, the course aims to ensure students are able to study and appreciate all the benefits of karate.  Sensei Oliver Brunton, a 7th Dan karate master with the Japanese Karate Federation, …

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NIKW Junior league launches for 2022

The NIKW was excited to kick off another great opportunity for its young members to get great experience building their confidence & skill in Kumite bouts. Chief Instructor Sensei Brunton commented; “We are really pleased to launch a new year of the Junior League. Myself and head kumite coach James, have seen vast improvements in …

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North South Karate Tournament 29th January 2022, Results

What a way to get back to karate competition! The NIKW was delighted to return and host the North South Karate Championships on Saturday 29th January, after being unable to stage the competition last year. The tournament provided plenty of categories for all levels, ages & abilities, ensuring a wide variety of participants got the …

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Junior League Nov 2021

The NIKW continued its junior league format, recently, with a meeting during November 2021.Members with recent experience plus new members joined in this time again, all gaining vital experience in kumite parring matches. Sensei James Brunton, chief kumite coach started off with some early tips to help players score those vital scores. Massive congratulations to …

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