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12 June 2020 5:18 pm
While we are scheduled to hold our next grading and seminar on Sunday 12th July we appreciate that with current government guidance it would not be possible to go ahead.

Rather than cancel the event at this stage we are instead putting in place contingency plans to [...]

08 June 2020 9:43 pm
How could we possibly follow up the last three Zoom special seminars, each with a British Grand Champion? With two Australian Grand Champions that also happen to be ISKF World Champions too!

11 May 2020 9:36 pm
Sunday saw the third of our special #StayAtHome Seminars and yet another opportunity to train with a well-known name in UK Shotokan Karate. This time it was the turn of Sensei Holly Bruce (5th Dan), to take to the screen on Zoom as participants trained in their own living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, sheds and garages!


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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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