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By Admin
09 February 2019 8:31 pm

We are delighted to invite you to a special seminar on Sunday 17th March, as we welcome the Karate Union of Great Britain’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan), to Bristol! Booking is NOW OPEN!

Sensei Sherry is an inspiration to those who train under him. He was the first ever KUGB grand champion, winning both Kata and Kumite in 1968, and was also the first ever European champion, winning the kata event in the same year. Today, at age 75, Sensei shows no signs of slowing down and leads by example when teaching.

This latest seminar takes place at Nailsea School on Sunday 17th March and will consist of two classes and a KUGB grading for those eligible. Club members that aren’t sure if they will be eligible should check their My Grading page online, where you can see whether you’ve completed enough sessions and have permission to grade. Permission to grade will be given out one of our special pre-grading classes (see the information sheet for full details of when these will take place).

This event is open to non-members. Running times are as follows: 
  • Venue opens: 11.30am
  • All-grade seminar: 12.00-1.30pm
  • Kyu grading: 1.30-2.45pm
  • Dan grade seminar: 3.00-4.30pm


Registration for both members and visitors from other clubs is now open! You can book in person or by emailing us. You don’t have to be grading in order to join the seminars.

If you’re hoping to grade, please read the grading-specific information in our information sheet to make sure we can accept your booking.


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 Wednesday 6th March): £20 for BKA members, £25 for non-members
Booked by Wednesday 13th March: £25 for both members and non-members
Please see the information sheet for details of what you’ll need to provide in order to register for the grading.

Early bird ‘seminar only’ prices (bookings received by Wednesday 6th March)
Single seminar: £10
Both seminars for those on a Gold or Platinum Membership (dan grades only): £15
Both seminars (dan grades only): £20

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, please take a look at our information sheet. If you still have questions then please get in touch by emailing