Latest updates from across the academy

30 July 2018 8:00 pm
We’re delighted to invite you to probably the biggest single day of Shotokan Karate in the South West this year – Super Saturday.

Taking place on Saturday 8th September, this Super Saturday event is organised in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Bristol Karate Academy’s oldest dojo. It’s a full day seminar, featuring three instructors whose successes span our full 40 year history. And to whet your appetite, here’s a quick summary of who’s who...

15 July 2018 10:50 pm
Congratulations to Bristol Karate Academy student, Alfie Teague, for passing his black belt at the University of Bath Sports Village on Saturday.

15 July 2018 9:44 pm
Congratulations to our youngest members on successfully completing there 12-week Bushido Warriors course on Friday! In all, fourteen children took part in the course, learning the basics of Karate, kicking, punching and defending themselves as well as concentration, commitment and respect.

08 July 2018 1:35 pm
We are delighted once again to host a special seminar at with the world renowned Sensei Frank Brennan! And booking is NOW OPEN!

10 June 2018 2:32 pm
​Bristol Karate Academy showed their strength across all age groups when they took nine medals away from the KUGB Southern Region Championships with medallists aged from 9 through to 50. Read our press release.

07 May 2018 10:36 pm
Bristol Karate Academy came away from this year's KUGB National Karate Championships with Silver in the Senior Team Kata event.

23 April 2018 10:20 pm
Congratulations to Bristol Karate Academy member Steven Connell, who passed his Sandan (3rd Dan) grading in Chesterfield on Sunday 22nd April.

12 April 2018 9:23 pm
Bristol Karate Academy were delighted to host the Karate Union of Great Britain’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Andy Sherry, at a special seminar on Friday at Ashton Park School in Bristol. Sensei Sherry inspired over fifty attendees, who turned up to train with the British Karate pioneer - the first Brit to receive a JKA black belt way back in 1966.

24 March 2018 8:23 am
Congratulations to our latest group who finished a 12-week ‘Bushido Warriors’ Karate course last night! Fourteen children aged between 5 and 7 learnt to kick, punch and block. Each child also learnt how to apply their blocks and punches with a partner, as well as learning a Karate Kata.

21 March 2018 8:42 pm
A quick reminder to all of our members that we are closed on Good Friday (30th March) and Easter Sunday (1st April).

With the exception of these two dates, all classes remain in place over the Easter period. As our members have come to expect, we don't close for school holidays, so all of our other classes - including on Wednesday 28th March at Nailsea School and Thursday 29th at Westbury-on-Trym village hall - remain in place.