Oliver Brunton has been practicing karate since 1959 and wado ryu since 1962. He is credited with introducing wado to Ireland in the 1960's and is chairman and chief instructor of the Northern Ireland Karate-do Wado-Kai, and is also President of karate in Northern Ireland. Every year Oliver travels to Japan to train, and in 2008 he was awarded the rank of 7th Dan from the Japanese Karate Federation (JKF). He is one of the first people outside Japan to become a technical examiner with JKF.
Oliver was the first person in Ireland to qualify as a kumite referee and kata judge with both the European and World Karate Federation and is still the only person in Ireland to reach this level.
02 January 2019
European Games Minsk 2019
18 October 2018
Lauren Salisbury British Karates first Youth Olympic Bronze Medalist
02 October 2018
Youth Olympic history for the British Karate Federation
29 September 2018