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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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Oliver Brunton 7th Dan Japanese Karate Federation kata course

Karate aficionado Oliver Brunton enthralled participants at the special technical (kata) course which he conducted this weekend. Everyone from beginners to advanced students were mesmerised by his mastery of the techniques which enable him to produce the explosive karate necessary to be competent in this ultimate self defence system. Oliver has studied wado karate for …

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NIKW Junior League 2023 Round 2

The NIKW continued its exciting Junior League format with Round 2 on 6th April 2023.Sensei James Brunton, chief Kumite coach got the young competitors warmed up and offered some top tips for competitor’s to get the best chance possible to score during the upcoming matches.New members got their first chance to see where their skills …

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North South 2023 Karate Competition results

Congratulations to all those who took part in the recent NIKW’s North South Open Karate Competition on 11th February 2023.A huge thank you to all the Participants, Coaches, Referee’s, Judges & Scorekeepers along with the many volunteers and officials who we rely on to ensure the event runs so well. Great competition experience gained by …

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