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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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NIKW Junior League 2023 kicks off

The NIKW kicked off its exciting Junior League format for 2023 on the 31st January.A brilliant start with lots & lots of young members taking part.Sensei James Brunton, chief Kumite coach got the competition underway but not before explaining determination & resilience when not winning is important to establish in a young persons mindset.There were …

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Exciting finish to NIKW Junior League 2022

The NIKW finished off its exciting league for 2022 on the 29th November.Over the year had 94 competitors, all gaining experience at their particular level, building skills and confidence.Sensei James Brunton, chief Kumite coach led the competitors as usual in a warm up, and the action got underway.Members competed well, with some securing a win …

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NIKW Junior League results for 1st November 2022

The NIKW Junior league continued once again on Tuesday 1st November. Designed exclusively for our young members to get that vital preparation experience for competition.Sensei James Brunton, chief kumite coach of the NI Karate Squad led the under 16yr olds in a brief warm up session and then the action started. Family & friends were …

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NIKW Junior League results for 30th August 2022

The NIKW Junior league met once again on Tuesday 30th August. Our young members continue to get that vital experience.Sensei James Brunton, chief kumite coach of the NI Karate Squad led the under 16yr olds in a brief warm up session and then the action got underway. Family & friends were able to cheer on …

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NIKW Junior League results for 28th June 2022

The NIKW Junior league met again on Tuesday 28th June, with more members getting vital experience.Sensei James Brunton, chief kumite coach of the NI Karate Squad led the under 16yr olds in a brief warm up session and then it was down to business. Plenty of action was on display for friends and parents who …

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NIKW Young stars perform at European Karate Federation Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships

Two of the brightest Young students in the NIKW travelled to Prague recently to take part in the EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Karate championships. Thomas Bell & Katelynn McCracken participated in their kumite events and performed well with each scoring a number of well executed points in their matches, however eventually loosing out to …

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Brunton Cup 2022 Karate championships

The NIKW staged its annual Youth Karate tournament in Antrim on 11th June, the Brunton Cup.The event is designed 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 that are part of competition.Sensei Oliver Brunton, chief …

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NIKW Mourns the passing of Sensei Hakoishi

It is with great sadness we have learnt of the passing of Sensei Katsumi Hakoishi. Sensei Hakoishi was an 8th Dan with the JKF and he played a vital role in the development of Wado-Kai Karate and within the JKF & WKF. A personal and long-time friend of the NIKW’s chief Instructor Sensei Brunton, their …

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