Latest updates from across the academy

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.***

05 November 2020 8:46 am
It was just another day at work on the ward for Bristol Karate Academy member, Eden Burrell. Assessments done and exercises prescribed. But conversations with her patients left Eden feeling that something more could be done to help them.

“As I completed a personal care assessment the patient told me her husband was shielding and with no children she didn’t have [...]

02 November 2020 1:19 pm
With the introduction of a new government-imposed lockdown from Thursday morning, we have updated our training schedule from this week.

Classes continue as usual on Tuesday in both Long Ashton and Westbury-on-Trym, as well as on Wednesday in Nailsea. As at 2nd November there are [...]

02 November 2020 1:00 pm
As we prepare to enter Lockdown 2, we've updated our Q&As to explain how training will work from Thursday onwards.