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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. [...]


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Traditional Karate in Bristol and North Somerset


The training at Bristol Karate Academy promotes good overall health, fitness and well-being for both adults and children. The concentration, commitment and dedication required can help you or your child to build a strong, confident and determined character.
Karate classes in Bristol for 5-7 year olds


Our Bushido Warriors courses are a great way to have fun in an environment that's especially for children. Over the 12 week programme, we will teach the basics of Karate-Do, from bowing, to kicking, punching and also basic partner work.
Karate classes in Bristol for children


We welcome boys & girls aged 7 and upwards to our regular classes. Whether they want to learn a new skill or just burn off some energy our team of instructors are on hand to help. And if you want to join in too then you'd be welcome, in our family-friendly classes.


You don't have to be young, flexible and fit to start Karate. If you think you'll be the only adult beginner then you'll be pleasantly surprised. When you join us you'll see that we have members of all ages, so you'll always be able to find a suitable training partner.
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