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NIKW Junior League meeting 3 update

The latest update on our Junior league results are shown below.New members were able to join some established members on our latest event on 20th May 2024.This league encourages a competitive atmosphere, but also helps students just beginning their karate journey to get some initial experience with kumite matches, with official scoring, refereeing signals and …

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A Karate Kata Course with Sensei Brunton 7th Dan

The NIKW hosted its annual Kata course exclusively for its members recently in the local Girdwood Community Hub.Members got to hear and practice some of the more detailed technical aspects of their karate training, by using Kata.Sensei Oliver Brunton, a 7th Dan black belt with the Japanese Karate Federation has studied the art for over …

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NIKW Junior League update

The latest update on our Junior league results are shown below.New members were able to join some established members on our latest event on 4th March 2024.This league encourages a competitive atmosphere, but also helps students just beginning their karate journey to get some initial experience with kumite matches, with official scoring, refereeing signals and …

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NIKW Junior League 2024 Kicks Off

The NIKW welcomed new students along with some returning students to a brand new Junior league year.Taking place at Girdwood Community Hub on 15th January, parents & family were able to see all the students in action and showing off their skills they’ve learnt so far.The league format encourages a competitive atmosphere, but also helps …

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NIKW Junior League 2023 Round 6, final

Wow, what a finish! The NIKW Junior League completed the year with a final Round 6, taking place at Girdwood Community Hub on 28th Nov 2023. The young competitors got a quick warm up and some helpful tips to use in the upcoming matches, then it was straight to the action. Quite a few knew …

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NIKW Junior League 2023 Round 5

The NIKW Junior League continued with Round 5, taking place at Girdwood Community Hub on 26th Sept 2023.The young competitors got a quick warm up and some helpful tips to use in matches, then straight to the action.Again some new members got their first chance to test their skills in a kumite match and learn …

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NIKW Transforms Lives

NIKW Members

If you choose karate as a sport for you or your child the Northern Ireland Karate-do Wado-kai (NIKW) is well-placed to provide an introduction to karate and set you on the right track to get the most out of it. The many positive benefits of regular exercise have been well documented as a way to …

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NIKW Junior League 2023 Round 4

The NIKW continued further its Junior League, with Round 4 taking place at Girdwood Community Hub on 24th July 2023.The young competitors got a quick warm up and some helpful tips to use in matches.New members got their first chance to test their skills in a kumite match and learn what to expect with official …

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Brunton Cup 2023 Karate championships results

Brunton Cup 2023 winners

The NIKW held its annual Youth Karate tournament in Girdwood Community Hub on 10th June, the Brunton Cup.The event is 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 and rules that are part of competition.Sensei …

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NIKW Junior League 2023 Round 3

The NIKW continued once again its exciting Junior League, with Round 3 taking place at Girdwood Community Hub on 30th May 2023.Sensei James Brunton, chief Kumite coach warmed up the young competitors, all itching to get going with their matches. Some important tactics were given for competitor’s to get the best chance to score during …

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