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11 March 2024 1:43 pm
In our second tournament in just two weeks, Academy competitors outdid themselves once again. This time in Abingdon, at the JKS England Development Series event.

The Development Series is a [...]

04 March 2024 10:05 pm
​Fifteen medals and fifth on the overall medals table – an impressive day’s work for Bristol Karate Academy at the KSE Murayama Cup.

The event was held at the University of Gloucester’s Sports Arena and it was a [...]

11 February 2024 8:21 am
​We're delighted to invite you to a special seminar with Steve Carless Sensei, 6th Dan JKS! Booking is now open for the event on Saturday 23rd March. We welcome members and also guests from other clubs and karate associations.


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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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