Latest updates from across the academy

15 April 2022 8:54 am
Academy members Brandon Bennett and Joel Olivier both achieved their JKS black belts in Nottingham on Sunday.

The grading took place after a 2-hour seminar where the head of JKS England, Alan Campbell (7th Dan JKS), explored open handed striking with the 100 karateka in attendance. With this training [...]

13 April 2022 8:35 am
It was Gold for Bristol Karate Academy's Tim Griffiths at this year’s British Karate Championships in Leicester on Saturday!

In the first BKF 4 Nations Championship since the pandemic, Tim was named British Champion in the [...]

09 April 2022 10:30 am
While our last class of the latest Warriors course was quiet in terms of numbers, those that came along on 8th April certainly made up for it with the volume of their kiais! [...]

01 April 2022 8:00 am
From 1st April, our COVID rules have been updated. This will be the final change unless there's a significant change to circumstances over the weeks and months ahead.

Face coverings for both members and spectators are now a matter of personal choice. Please consider [...]

28 February 2022 9:51 am
Bristol Karate Academy unveil their new 2022/2023 jacket today. With blue waves and clean lines, the new jacket is now available to order for all members and will be worn by our competitors at tournaments around the country. [...]

28 February 2022 8:51 am
On Thursday 24th February, government-imposed COVID rules in England changed once again with individual clubs, organisations and businesses left to determine how they deal with COVID in their own setting.

Here’s an update to the much simplified rules for those attending a Bristol Karate Academy dojo [...]

12 February 2022 9:27 pm
We are delighted to welcome Steve Carless Sensei (6th Dan JKS) for a special open seminar on Sunday 20th March. This event will include a kyu grading.

Steve Sensei is a former 2x SKI GB Grand Champion, having won both kata and kumite in the same year – with 10 individual SKI GB nationals titles to his name [...]

17 January 2022 8:47 pm
Very soon we'll be holding our third annual kangeiko! Kangeiko means "cold training". It is a week-long training programme to start the year with high levels of effort, spirit and commitment to the dojo. It will also help you to build resilience and mental toughness.

12 December 2021 9:27 pm
We're grateful to all of our members for making 2021 a fantastic year! It will be another year not to forget for a number of reasons, and we look forward to rounding it off with you all over our last few classes of the year.

Here are the final classes of 2021 by venue [..]

12 December 2021 5:26 pm
As we come towards the end of another unusual year, it was great to be able to get so many of you together for our annual awards. [...]