Latest updates from across the academy

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. [...]

01 November 2021 12:11 pm
A huge congratulations to all those that graded on Sunday, as we welcomed the Head of JKS England, Alan Campbell Sensei to teach for Bristol Karate Academy for the first time.

Prior to the grading exams, Alan Sensei taught two seminars and demonstrated his exceptional eye for detail with body mechanics. This came into sharp focus as he demonstrated [...]

03 October 2021 3:00 pm
Over the next couple of months our members are working towards three separate grading dates. Take a look at the summary below to see which is the right grading event for you. [...]

03 October 2021 1:52 pm
Over the summer, many of the government-imposed restrictions in England ended and the onus was placed on individual clubs, organisations and businesses to determine how to deal with COVID in their own setting.

Government rules have changed from time-to-time and so, to avoid any ambiguity, here are the latest rules for those attending a Bristol Karate Academy dojo until further notice [...]