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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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Junior League 2021

The NIKW was thrilled to be able to return with our Junior League competition, exclusively for younger members of the association.Plenty of long standing members returned after the pause due to social restrictions, but it was especially great to see so many new competitors. Everyone was eager to use plenty of energy, passion and enthusiasm …

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Karate training gets detailed

Karate Training Camp Sensei Brunton

What an absolute fantastic course.The NIKW is lucky to have such a skilled and knowledgeable karate master at the helm. One of Europe’s top JKF masters, a 7th Dan black belt is rare, and  Sensei Brunton brought his knowledge to life in our recent training camp. An intensive 4-day study of Wado-Ryu Karate, which took …

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Enjoy Karate at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Karate is making its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Make sure you check out the top athletes from around the world in both Kata and Kumite events.This is an important moment for the Karate community and we can’t wait to see all the action. Tokyo 2020 5th-7th Aug You can follow the Olympic Schedule & …

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World Karate Federation – world wide audience growth

World Karate Federation

We encourage members to follow and keep up to date with Karate news across the world.There has been tremendous success by the WKF, in building an online community of engaged Karate-Ka as the report illustrates.We encourage to connect on your preferred social media channels and engage in WKF content. World Karate Federation – Social Media …

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Karate training continues during lockdown

Like most sports clubs, their members are keen to return to their regular training regimes. The NIKW are making the best of things over the past while, and ensuring its members, young & old maintain some regular stress busting training.We are really looking forward to returning to our dojo’s across our clubs, but in the …

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Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our members, friends & family across the karate community. Sensei Brunton

Karate training on zoom

We know that karate training is so important for physical and mental health. Over this upcoming period of restrictions, while our central Belfast dojo is closed, members can maintain their karate training with us on dedicated zoom classes. Sensei James Brunton will host a number of classes from the start of January 2021. We’ll be …

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Condolences on the passing of Sensei Terry Armsworth

The NIKW is deeply saddened by the passing of our karate colleague, Sensei Terry Armsworth, chairman and chief instructor of Premier Karate-Do Wado-Kai, England. Sensei Armsworth was a great friend of Sensei Oliver Brunton’s for many decades and he travelled to Belfast every year to support the North v South Karate Open tournament.He will be sorely …

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