Latest updates from across the academy

15 March 2021 1:13 pm
At 5pm on 16th March 2020, Boris Johnson announced to the nation that all non-essential contact with others should stop in order to help control the coronavirus pandemic. By 1.52am on 17th March, Bristol Karate Academy launched plans for online classes, with emails going out to all members at 8am that morning and our first ever Zoom karate class running that evening. [...]

07 March 2021 9:00 pm
We are delighted to invite you to a special ‘Zoom double header’, with two exceptional instructors – Sensei Steve Carless and Sensei Matt Price – on Sunday 21st March 2021. [...]

06 February 2021 10:22 am
This year we'll be holding our second annual kangeiko! Kangeiko means "cold training". It is a week-long training programme to start the year with a high levels of effort, spirit and commitment to the dojo. It will also help you to build resilience and mental toughness.

01 January 2021 10:30 am
As of today, Bristol Karate Academy joins the Japan Karate Shoto Federation (JKS). A move that opens us up to a whole host of new opportunities.

The JKS is an international association with members in over 60 countries across the world. The international headquarters is [...]

27 December 2020 11:45 am
The end of the year is a great time to rest, reflect and take stock. And in 2020 there have been more changes to reflect on than in most years! Let's take a look at the numbers...

23 December 2020 9:10 am
In a year when everything has been turned on its head, we take a short break to rest, reflect and take stock.

Tonight (Wednesday 23rd December) is our final class of the year. We return to training on [...]

13 December 2020 8:31 pm
Even though we can't end the year with our usual Christmas Party, there's no reason to cancel all Christmas cheer! We'll be holding a Christmas quiz and our annual awards this coming Sunday, 20th December online through Zoom! [...]

13 December 2020 7:29 pm
A big well done to our youngest members, who completed the Autumn/Winter term of the Bushido Warriors programme on Friday. [...]

07 December 2020 8:55 pm
On Sunday we hosted our fourth and final face-to-face seminar of the year, which incorporated our end of year kyu grading.

This was our third grading during the global pandemic, following all tier and social distancing rules and taking place after five weeks of online training, including [...]

29 November 2020 10:10 pm
***UPDATE AS AT 29TH NOVEMBER: Following the government's update to the Tier system from 2nd December, the venue and training times of the grading on 6th December have changed.***