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By Admin
07 March 2018 7:42 pm
Sensei Andy Sherry is scheduled to visit Bristol Karate Academy on Friday 6th April
Sensei Andy Sherry is scheduled to visit Bristol Karate Academy on Friday 6th April
We are delighted to announce that the Karate Union of Great Britain's chief instructor, Sensei Andy Sherry, will be teaching a special seminar at Ashton Park School in Bristol on Friday 6th April 2018.

This will also incorporate a kyu grading for those eligible and will replace our usual Friday evening classes. If you're not sure if you'll be eligible then check with an instructor at your next training session. 

This event is open to non-members but priority will be given to those that attend Bristol Karate Academy classes. Running times are as follows: 


  • Venue opens: 5.30pm
  • All-grade seminar: 6.00-7.15pm
  • Kyu grading: 7.15-8.15pm
  • Dan grade seminar: 8.30-10.00pm


Registration for those wishing to attend the seminars only is now open. Please note that there will be limited availability for the all-grade seminar in order to make sure that there is enough space for all of those that will attend the grading.

Registration for those wishing to grade will open on Friday 9th March. Those wishing to grade will need to have completed the minimum number of sessions (26 since starting or since your last grading) and must also receive permission in order to be eligible.

To register for the grading you will need to bring your red KUGB licence book, complete with up-to-date KUGB licence slip affixed inside. Register by 23rd March to pay early bird prices or by the deadline of 28th March.


Payment for the course may be made in person at one of our classes or by online transfer to the club’s account (please contact us for details). 

Training and grading prices for those eligible to grade...
  • Early bird price (booked by Friday 23rd March): £20 for BKA members, £25 for non-members
  • Booked by Wednesday 28th March: £25 for both members and non-members
Please note that your booking will only be taken once you bring an up-to-date KUGB licence. No exceptions. Those grading must book by Wednesday 28th March. No late bookings will be allowed.

Early bird ‘seminar only’ prices (bookings received by Friday 23rd March)
  • Single seminar: £10
  • Both seminars (dan grades only): £20‚Äč
Late seminar bookings/on the door (if space)
  • Single seminar: £15
  • Both seminars (dan grades only): £25
If you have any questions about how to book, or any other questions about the event, then please get in touch by emailing