Something to consider….


The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
The best teachers, teach from the heart, not from the book.

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth”.

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a days work. It is invisible, and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.

Teachers who inspire realise there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us.
They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them.

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.



The Northern Ireland Karate-Do Wado-Kai enjoys the instruction from the highest qualified karate Practitioner in Ireland.
Sensei Brunton 7th Dan JKF Wado-Kai is Ireland & Britain’s, only person to have been awarded the title of Shu-Ha-Ri from the president of the Japanese Wado-Kai Federation. An honour reserved only for those who have completed the cycle of training from beginner to near perfection on the art. He is also Ireland & Britain’s only JKF Wado-Kai 7th Dan.

If you wish to make the effort to learn Karate at the deepest level, learn it from the most qualified, and the Association that will take you on the right path, and if you have the determination, provide opportunities to make it to the highest level in competition.

Instruction is available in a wide variety of formats.


Associations and groups of clubs frequently obtain instruction by request on all aspects of Karate from Kihon, Kata, Kumite, and Refereeing from Ireland’s only WKF official and JKF Wado-Kai 7th Dan.

Theoretical Seminars

Sensei Brunton also runs theory and practical seminars on the history & development of Karate-do & Kata practice. The seminars are conducted so that they give students an in depth knowledge of the history of karate principles and the criteria which govern each style of karate. These seminars are particular beneficial to those wishing to gain a full understanding of their style of karate and the theory behind the practice. These seminars can be booked at our contact address.


Any single club of any size that wishes to avail of his wide range of knowledge is also catered for and many small clubs make use of this facility.


Senior instructors of all grades and associations also train privately to increase their own personal knowledge of Wado-Ryu Karate-Do. As an international and World Qualified Kata Judge, many instructors of other styles make use of this facility, many of which are visiting Northern Ireland.


Anyone wishing to enhance their own Karate ability at even the lowest level can obtain private instruction from Sensei Brunton.

Mixed Ability

Special classes can be organised for those with mixed abilities or particular disabilities. All classes of disability are catered for. Classes can also organised for particular age groups.

Over 50yrs

Sensei Brunton conducts Ju Karate classes. These classes are particularly suited to the 50+ age group and are available on request.


If you wish to take advantage of any of these facilities and benefit from Sensei Brunton’s’ expert tuition, please feel free to Contact Us