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01 November 2021 12:11 pm
A huge congratulations to all those that graded on Sunday, as we welcomed the Head of JKS England, Alan Campbell Sensei to teach for Bristol Karate Academy for the first time.

Prior to the grading exams, Alan Sensei taught two seminars and demonstrated his exceptional eye for detail with body mechanics. This came into sharp focus as he demonstrated [...]

03 October 2021 3:00 pm
Over the next couple of months our members are working towards three separate grading dates. Take a look at the summary below to see which is the right grading event for you. [...]

03 October 2021 1:52 pm
Over the summer, many of the government-imposed restrictions in England ended and the onus was placed on individual clubs, organisations and businesses to determine how to deal with COVID in their own setting.

Government rules have changed from time-to-time and so, to avoid any ambiguity, here are the latest rules for those attending a Bristol Karate Academy dojo until further notice [...]


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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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