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01 December 2023 5:21 pm
​Congratulations to our Chief Instructor, Sensei Tim Griffiths, for passing his rokudan (6th Dan) on Saturday in Japan.

The exam took place at Teikyo University’s Budokan - an incredible building that’s dedicated to martial arts - as part of the JKS International Seminar, which brought together members from over 30 countries across the world for [...]

20 November 2023 6:20 pm
Yesterday’s performance at the JKS England National Championships was the best ever at the event from Bristol Karate Academy members.

The championships, held at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre for the first time, saw the Academy take a squad of [...]

11 November 2023 8:48 pm
A massive well done to over 50 students that passed their kyu gradings last Sunday, as JKS England national squad coach, Matt Price Sensei came to town!


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Traditional Karate in Bristol and North Somerset


The training at Bristol Karate Academy promotes good overall health, fitness and well-being for both adults and children. The concentration, commitment and dedication required can help you or your child to build a strong, confident and determined character.
Karate classes in Bristol for 5-7 year olds


Our Bushido Warriors courses are a great way to have fun in an environment that's especially for children. Over the 12 week programme, we teach the basics of Karate-Do, from bowing, to kicking, punching and even basic partner work.
Karate classes in Bristol for children


We welcome boys & girls aged 7 and upwards to our regular classes. Whether they want to learn a new skill or just burn off some energy our team of instructors are on hand to help. And if you want to join in too then you'd be welcome, in our family-friendly classes.


You don't have to be young, flexible and fit to start Karate. If you think you'll be the only adult beginner then you'll be pleasantly surprised. When you join us you'll see that we have members of all ages, so you'll always be able to find a suitable training partner.
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