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Latest updates from across the academy

20 July 2023 3:29 pm
A big congratulations to all of our Warriors for completing the Summer term of the Bristol Karate Academy Bushido Warriors programme! 22 took part and enjoyed 12 weeks of kicks, punches, blocks, pad work and skill-based […]


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14 July 2023 8:19 am
The Worcester University Arena was once again the venue for the Central England Open Championships on Sunday 9th July. With 855 karateka, 1,346 entries and 10 tatamis running all day, this is one of the bigger tournaments on [...]

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08 July 2023 7:57 am
On 2nd July we were delighted to welcome back technical wizard and all-round karateka, Steve Carless Sensei to Bristol for a fantastic summer seminar.

Steve Sensei is a senior JKS England instructor and [...]

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18 June 2023 2:46 pm
What a weekend for JKS England's south west clubs, as Bristol Karate Academy and Somerset Ryu Karate took home four kata medals from four attempts between them! [...]

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05 May 2023 8:13 am
We're proud to announce a special summer seminar with Steve Carless Sensei (6th Dan JKS) on Sunday 2nd July at Nailsea School, near Bristol.

This event is open to both members and guests of other clubs and karate associations and [...]

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26 April 2023 8:18 am
It was a one, two for Tim Griffiths and Dan Salter at the Southern England Karate Open on Sunday. The duo took home gold and silver between them in an all-Bristol Karate Academy final of [...]

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07 April 2023 9:16 pm
On Monday we were delighted to host former JKS world champion, Takuya Makita Sensei. The seminar, run in association with JKS England, was the first time Bristol Karate Academy have had the pleasure to host an instructor from the JKS world headquarters[…]

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05 April 2023 1:18 pm
Congratulations to Joel Olivier and Juan Rodrigues, who both successfully passed their nidan grading examinations on Sunday.

The grading was held in Nottingham under a grading panel led by [...]

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01 April 2023 9:21 am
On Sunday we were delighted to host two exceptional JKS England instructors: Nick Heald Sensei (7th Dan JKS) and Ashley Scott-Heald Sensei (5th Dan JKS).

Nick Sensei is a former ESKA European [...]

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31 March 2023 4:39 pm
Congratulations to our latest group of Warriors, who complete their latest term this evening! We have over twenty taking part and they've made exceptional progress throughout the last 12 weeks!

Last week we held a [...]

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