Meeting with the expectations of a top-class academy

Safeguarding and welfare - two members take part in sparring drill


The welfare of our members is paramount, so we take safeguarding of everyone at the Academy extremely seriously.

Bristol Karate Academy is committed to creating a safe environment where you or your child can learn and continue to develop to whatever level you wish, from proficient to elite level.

Our Safeguarding & Welfare policies and procedures and also an in-club Safeguarding & Welfare Officer meet with modern expectations of a best in class sports or martial arts club. All of our instructors are regularly DBS checked (previously known as a CRB check) and have attended safeguarding and child protection training.

We welcome you to read our policy overview. All new starters receive a copy as a matter of course when they come along for the first time. Members and their parents can also ask for a copy at any of our classes.


Our Safeguarding & Welfare Officer is Bryan Gideon.

Bryan was the founder of the Academy's Backwell dojo, back in 1978, and continues to be an integral part of the Academy's set up. Bryan is always happy to chat, so please do reach out to him if you have any questions or concerns. You can get in touch by emailing Alternatively you can speak to Bryan in person — you'll find him at most training sessions at both the Nailsea and Backwell venues.