Bristol Karate Academy is formed by four separate clubs, coming together under one banner to help people within the Bristol postcode area become outstanding at Shotokan Karate — whether they are interested in understanding the art or competing at the highest level.
With classes for children, adults and families, classes for beginners and classes for elite performers, our clubs across Bristol and North Somerset give you the chance to learn traditional Karate from an Academy with pedigree.
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Bristol Karate Academy takes its motto from the city of Bristol, which dates back to at least 1569. The motto reflects the values of the club and fit hand in glove with the core values of traditional Karate-Do.
Virtue (美徳): We have integrity, in our commitment to traditional, effective Karate and integrity in the way that we treat others. We are respectful, fair and aim for high moral standards. We build character, strive for excellence and show courage in the face of challenges.
Industry (勉励): We work hard to reach our goals. We're diligent and determined to get better at every single training session. We are rigorous in our approach to improvement and dedicated to our own and each other's development.
Through hard, honest training we become our best possible selves.