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22 October 2020 11:08 pm
It turns out that a global pandemic plays havoc with karate calendars and training regimes, so this was one event that it was a great pleasure to host, despite the turbulent times.

Saturday 17th October saw karateka from across the south west come together for a special seminar with Sensei Matt [...]

31 August 2020 10:37 am
One more step back to normality for Karate yesterday as Bristol Karate Academy hosted a special seminar and coloured belt grading with the world renowned Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan). [...]

09 August 2020 6:52 pm
150 days after our last indoor Karate class we’re back! On Wednesday 12th August classes resume at the first of our venues – Nailsea School. We’re delighted to be welcoming you back to the dojo once again! Everything is now in place to make your return to face-to-face training is as safe as possible. [...]


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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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