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13 September 2022 8:10 am
It was bronze at the Commonwealth Club Championships for Tim Griffiths on Sunday, as competitors from across the commonwealth descended on Birmingham, UK, for the first of this particular event since the COVID pandemic.

21 August 2022 1:13 pm
The weather eased up just a little to give us the opportunity to have a fantastic seminar and grading with the ever-thought provoking Nick Heald Sensei! After highs of 40, a modest 22 degrees was more than enough for over 70 Bristol Karate Academy students and guests to get a healthy sweat on.[...]

19 July 2022 10:41 pm
Bristol Karate Academy’s first team outing since the COVID pandemic ended with three medal haul, as our 11-person team travelled to Worcester on Sunday for the Central England Open.


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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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