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NIKW Junior League 26th Sept 2016

League 26.9.16

The NIKW held its penultimate junior league meeting on Monday 26th September 2016. There was further new participants joining the league highlighting the growing value for members and the positive benefits it is having on regular participants. The aim is to ensure all participants receive an opportunity to gain solid experience in competition, in an informal & fun …

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Passing of Sensei Walter Seaton

The NI Karate-Do Wado-Kai is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sensei Walter Seaton. a long time friend of Sensei Brunton and a true karate master. Sensei Seaton trained throughout Middlesborough & Newcastle, England. The NIKW offers its condolences to his wife Eva and his wider family and friends. He will be missed …

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Karate in the Olympic Games

Karate reached a major milestone in its development across the globe. It follows the decision by the IOC on the 3rd August in Rio de Janeiro, to agree its inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games programme.   President of the NI Karate Board and chief instructor for the NIKW, Sensei Oliver Brunton commented, ” This is excellent …

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NIKW Junior league 25th July 2016

The NIKW held another successful junior league meeting. More participants received an opportunity to gain some good experience in competition. This continues our programme of youth development, with the aim of improving chances and experiences for our younger club members. 1st Chantelle Corbett; 2nd Saoirse Corbett; 3rd Adam Rooney & Grace Rogan     Results …

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Sponsored 5km Barefoot run

NIKW Sponsored 5km Barefoot run   Congratulations and a huge thanks to those who participated and helped raise funds as part of our recent 5km barefoot run.   We had many members from across our clubs including Antrim, Armagh, Ballysillan, Belfast, Loughmoss, Lisburn and others.       We gathered at the Lough Shore park, in Antrim on the …

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NIKW League 30th May 2016

  NIKW Junior league had its third meeting on 30th May 2016, with many young members coming together, with their parents looking on, they demonstrated their skills they’ve been learning.   See the full table at NIKW Junior League   Sensei James Brunton, started off the night with a gentle warm up, getting the young …

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Kihon Gumite’s explosive technique

  Ireland’s karate ace, Oliver Brunton showed how physical strength was no match for technical ability at a special seminar exploring the principles of fighting as laid down in the Wado system of karate. Students gathered at the Karate Centre of Excellence in Belfast City Centre where Oliver revealed the essence of Wado technique which …

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Northern Ireland Karate supports WKF Olympic campaign

  Sensei Brunton, on behalf of Northern Ireland karate, met World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinos during the 51st European championships. Sensei Brunton added his support to the WKF campaign for Karate to be included into the Olympics.   Mr Espinos addressed the European Karate family;   “We are in the last steps in …

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NIKW finalist at Scottish Open Championships2016

  Belfast fighting international James Brunton returned from the Scottish International Karate Open with a runner-up medal. Athletes from across Europe gathered at the Meadowbank Stadium in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle to vie for the medal offering at one of the largest gatherings in the history of the championships. James fought hard on his way through …

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NIKW Kata Course inspires

The NIKW held its annual Kata course on the weekend of the 9th & 10th April 2016.     Saturday was reserved for the younger association members, who were given excellent ideas and inspiration on improving their own Karate training.   In order to ensure training is worthwhile, young members need to start of with …

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