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Karate competition seeking local entries

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Karate competition seeking local entries thumbnailLocal youngsters recently enjoyed a free fighting karate seminar in preparation for the Brunton Karate Cup.

FOLLOWING on from their success in the Northern Ireland Karate Board Championships local kids are getting the opportunity to take part in an exciting new competition. Showcasing the karate stars of the future the event will take place in Girdwood Community Hub on November 5.
The competition is aimed at providing a platform for children under 14 and is the brainchild of Irish karate legend, Oliver Brunton, the current President of the Northern Ireland Karate Board.
Renowned for identifying and producing international athletes across Belfast and beyond, Oliver has also been applauded for using karate as a means of reconciling the whole community.
As a recognition of his work over the years, senior students of the Northern Ireland Karate-Do Wado-Kai who are debuting the championships have named them the 'Brunton Challenge Cup'.
The venue for this inaugural event is Belfast's newest shared space, the Girdwood Community Hub in the north of the city which has become a state-of-the-art welcoming community and leisure hub which everyone can enjoy. The Brunton Schools of Karate have a weekly class in the centre where people come together to train under Oliver's son James Brunton - the current World Wado-Kai silver medalist.

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