Latest updates from across the academy

30 May 2021 8:16 pm
Today we held our first ever JKS grading and now have seven members that successfully passed their 1st kyu crossover grading.

For members to take their JKS 1st Dan they must [...]

23 May 2021 1:00 pm
The return of live seminars starts here! We are delighted to invite you to a special seminar with Sensei Matt Price! This is our first major face-to-face event of the year and we’re crossing fingers that it will be the first free of COVID restrictions for over a year too. We hope that this gives you a reminder of how special karate events like this were before the pandemic began! [...]

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. [...]

06 April 2021 9:00 pm
After yesterday's confirmation that 'Step 2' of the government's roadmap for easing lockdown will go ahead as planned, we're delighted to be able to re-open for under 18s. Adults are expected to join us from 17th May onwards, depending on confirmation 'Step 3' taking place as is currently scheduled.

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 [...]