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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. [...]


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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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