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30 July 2018 8:00 pm
Join us for Super Saturday with Sensei Aidan Trimble, Sensei Matt Price and Sensei Hisham Saif
Join us for Super Saturday with Sensei Aidan Trimble, Sensei Matt Price and Sensei Hisham Saif
***UPDATED 6/9/18: As of 6th September, this event is now sold out. Thank you for your interest.***

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...


Sensei Aidan Trimble
  • SKI World Kumite Champion
  • 3x SKI British Individual Kumite Champion
  • 2x SKI British Kata Champion
  • 2x English all-styles Kata Champion
  • Member of British Karate team from 1978 to 1994
Sensei Aidan Trimble made waves from the moment he came onto the scene in the late 70s.  Perhaps most famous for winning the first ever SKI World Shotokan Karate Championships in Japan in 1983, he was also a British Kata and Kumite Champion. 
Aidan Sensei is an instructor under great demand, teaching across UK and Europe, the US, South Africa and more.  So we’re delighted to bring him to the South West and to get an opportunity to train with someone with such an impressive pedigree and a slightly different perspective from our usual visitors. 


Sensei Matt Price
  • ESKA European Individual Kumite Champion
  • 2x voted ESKA European competitor of the year
  • KUGB Grand Champion (3 times kumite, 3 times kata)
  • English all-styles squad member
  • JKS England national squad coach
  • EKF all-styles northern region coach
Sensei Matt Price brings with him a tremendous amount of experience as both a competitor and a coach. He’s a former ESKA European Champion, KUGB Grand Champion (having won the KUGB Nationals as an individual six times in total) and is the current JKS England national squad coach. Sensei leads by example and despite retiring from competition in 2007, continues to push himself to the maximum in training, with regular trips to Japan, following the maxim of ‘Karate for life’.
Matt Sensei always brings something a bit different to his seminars and we’re looking forward to seeing what he’s got in store for us in September.


Sensei Hisham Saif
  • 2x WSKA World Champion
  • 3x ESKA European Kata Champion
  • 5x KUGB National Kata Champion
  • EKC National Kata Champion
Sensei Hisham Saif is a fantastic addition to the seminar, as someone who’s young, dynamic and undoubtedly an exceptionally talented and successful competitor. In recent years Hisham’s competitive record in Shotokan events is second to none. As well as being 5x KUGB National Kata Champion he’s also won the ESKA European title three times and the WSKA world title twice.
Hisham Sensei executes his Karate in a powerful, precise way and we’re looking forward to him sharing some of his training methods and tips on the seminar.


The day starts at 12 noon and you’ll be treated to four hours of instruction of the highest quality. We’ve also included breaks between classes and an opportunity as a group to ask our instructors some questions in a Q&A session, so come prepared!  Classes will be divided by grade, with each of the instructors taking a separate group.
  • Class 1: 12.00pm-1.30pm
  • Break: 1.30pm-1.45pm
  • Q&A and photos: 1.45pm-2.00pm
  • Class 2: 2.00pm-3.15pm
  • Break: 3.15-3.30pm
  • Class 3: 3.30pm-4.45pm
Take a look at our Seminar Guide for the full schedule


Booking is now open! To book a space:
  • email
  • book in person at any Bristol Karate Academy class 
Your booking is subject to our booking terms and conditions and is not confirmed until you have made payment in full. Payment for the course may be made in person at one of our classes or by online transfer. See our Seminar Guide for payment details. 

Based on the attendance at courses so far this year, we expect the seminar to be fully booked before the day of the event. Booking in advance is the only way to guarantee your place.
  • Early bird prices (payment received by 24th August): £30 per person
  • Advanced booking (payment received 25th August - 7th September): £35 per person
  • On the door (if spaces available): £40 per person
We’re offering family pricing for families of three or more, where at least one family member is under 18 and there is a maximum of two adults. Payment must be made at the same time to qualify. The first two family members pay full price and each subsequent family member pays half price. 
Family pricing is only available on advanced booking. There is no discount for those that pay on the door.