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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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NIKW Students at Mid Ulster Karate Championships

The NIKW had a fantastic day at the recent Mid-Ulster karate championships, on 26th April 2019, at Banbridge Leisure Centre. Everyone who took part did themselves proud with several of our young karate-ka taking gold in both their Kata(technical event) and Kumite (sparring) categories. Our team of youngsters were bursting with confidence as they showed …

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NIKW Junior league continues…

Young members continued the league competition on the 26th March at Wado-Kai Centre of Excellence in Belfast City Centre.Continued development and some excellent skills were shown by all, with parents and friends cheering our young competitors on.Congratulations to everyone who competed. Winners on the night were;1st – Sean McNally2nd – Liam Shek3rd – Jack Carson4th …

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World Karate Federation

Message from WKF President to the Karate community; “Today we have launched the campaign #Karate2024 on social media to demonstrate our unity and to request our inclusion in the programme of the 2024 Olympic Games. Your support for the success of this campaign is crucial. For this, I kindly ask you to distribute this campaign …

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North South Championships results

The NIKW hosted its annual North South Championships on February 2nd. The tournament provides 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 “It …

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NIKW Junior League Kicks off in 2019

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 continue this initiative this year. Myself and head Kumite coach James, have seen vast improvements in those students who …

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Kata Course 26th Jan

NIKW Kata Course

The NIKW hosted the first of many of its courses throughout the year, today. The course was designed particularly for members, who are either just at the beginning of learning Kata, or have some knowledge and keen to put more technique into their movements. Chief Instructor, Sensei Brunton, a 7th Dan black belt with the …

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NIKW Winter Camp 2018

NIKW winter Camp 2018 attendees

The NIKW hosted its annual winter training camp. The course was held over Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning at the start of December 2018. It was pleasing to see a wide range of members take the opportunity to learn from NIKW Chief Instructor and highly qualified JKF Wado-Kai master, Sensei Oliver Brunton. The course …

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Junior League 2018 – what a close finish!

NIKW Junior league 2018 champions

The final meeting of the NIKW’s Junior league 2018 finished on Monday 19th November. The top competitors across the year were competing to finish as champion for 2018. Congratulations to all the competitors across the year. Many thanks to the officials, referee’s and score keepers who helped throughout the year, without which the success of …

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