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By Admin
23 May 2021 12:30 pm

Over the next few weeks we'll be holding a series of grading events at Bristol Karate Academy. Here's the lowdown on each of the three events...


Date: Sunday 30th May
Time: 11am - 12pm
Venue: Backwell Parish Hall, Station Road, Backwell, Bristol, BS48 3QW

This grading is for all those members that hold a full 1st kyu and have been training on the JKS 1st kyu syllabus since the start of the year. The grading examination will take place in Backwell Parish Hall, directly after the usual morning class. If you hold a temporary 1st kyu then you cannot grade on 30th May. You may only book if you already have a JKS licence book. 

How do I book?

Please make sure you book as soon as possible on our usual booking page. Please bring both your new JKS licence book AND your old KUGB licence book to your next training session, so we can prepare the paperwork.


Date: Friday 25th June
Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Backwell W I Hall, Station Road, Backwell, Bristol, BS48 3QW

At the beginning of the year, we joined JKS England and the English Karate Federation, internationally recognised governing body for all-styles karate. This change has meant a change to the grades available to our members aged 11 or younger. 

We will be holding a youth grading on Friday 25th June at 6.30pm, taking place in Backwell W I Hall. This is the hall directly next to Backwell Parish Hall. All those eligible for this grading will be contacted by Monday 31st May. 

How do I book?

Once contacted, please book as soon as possible on our usual booking page. Please make sure you have applied for a JKS England licence before you book. 


Date: Sunday 27th June
Time: Event starts at 11.30am
Venue: Nailsea School (main sports hall), Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 2HN

This is our first major face-to-face event of the year. For more details, please visit our event announcement, where you'll also be able to download the seminar guide with full information about the event.

How do I book?

Book online. Please visit our event announcement for full details.