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 place recently from 12th – 15th August.
All elements of karate training were studied. Thursday saw a detailed look at kihon waza (basic moves). These are so important to ensuring correct technique in all other areas, they deserved detailed study. For those students just beginning their journey, through to more advanced karate-ka, everyone was able to pick out a few points that would move their training on to the next level.
Sensei Brunton was able to demonstrate the importance of using weight to maximum effect against an opponent. It was revealing, not just what to do, but how to actually execute this in the various defence or attacks.
Other days moved on with detailed study of Sanbon gumite, kihon gumite, kata and kumite, but the learning points were common across all these different areas of training.
Some learnt new techniques, some a new kata, but all learnt something new that would enhance their future training.
The course is held over 4 days and no doubt can be both mentally and physically demanding. Sensei Brunton spoke about this and revealed this needs to be the case. The NIKW is for serious karate training. Building a strong discipline and a good training spirit needs to be cultivated to develop to higher levels.
Students left feeling so lucky to get a chance to explore this wonderful martial art, and to study the style of Wado-Ryu.
Students wanting to improve should look out for future upcoming courses to ensure they don’t miss out.