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26 July 2019 10:53 am
Join us on 1st December for a special seminar with Sensei Jim Brennan (8th Dan)
Join us on 1st December for a special seminar with Sensei Jim Brennan (8th Dan)
We are delighted to invite you to a special seminar on Sunday 1st December, as we welcome Sensei Jimmy Brennan (8th Dan) to Bristol! Booking is NOW OPEN!

As a competitor, Sensei Jimmy Brennan won the European Shotokan Championships as part of the all-conquering KUGB team. As a coach he has developed many of his students to the highest level. At our Super Saturday seminar last year, World and European Shotokan kata champion Sensei Hisham Saif credited him as one of his biggest influences.  

This latest seminar takes place at Nailsea School and will consist of two classes plus 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 at 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
Depending on the number grading, the start and finish time of the Dan grade seminar may be delayed by a maximum of 20 minutes.


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. Bookings are taken subject to our booking terms and conditions. Please make sure you book early. Every Bristol Karate Academy seminar has sold out in the last two years, so get your space booked now!

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. We will - once again - be offering 'early bird' prices to those that book on by Wednesday 20th November.

Please see our information sheet for full payment details and prices. 

For prices, details 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