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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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NIKW Junior league reaches half way

The latest league meeting of NIKW’s junior league was held recently on the 30th July 2019, at Wado-Kai HQ in centre of Belfast.Family and friends of young members cheered all members on, as they showed of their skills. Sensei James Brunton also acknowledged many strong performances, but highlighted the most improved fighter was from Maciek …

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4th Brunton Cup Tournament 2019

Brunton Cup 2019 winners NIKW

Sensei Brunton, President of the NI Karate Board and founder of the tournament, was present to see the competitive passion and spirit from all competitors at the recent Brunton Cup tournament, held on 15th June in Girdwood Community Hub. Sensei Brunton commented “It is really heartening to see the commitment and passion from everyone today. …

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NIKW Junior league excitement builds as year continues

The latest league meeting of NIKW’s junior league was held recently on the 27th May 2019, at Wado-Kai HQ in centre of Belfast.Family and friends of young members cheered all members on as they showed of the skills they’ve been developing over weeks, months and years. Sensei James Brunton also acknowledged many strong performances, but …

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