Latest updates from across the academy

01 November 2021 12:11 pm
A huge congratulations to all those that graded on Sunday, as we welcomed the Head of JKS England, Alan Campbell Sensei to teach for Bristol Karate Academy for the first time.

Prior to the grading exams, Alan Sensei taught two seminars and demonstrated his exceptional eye for detail with body mechanics. This came into sharp focus as he demonstrated [...]

03 October 2021 3:00 pm
Over the next couple of months our members are working towards three separate grading dates. Take a look at the summary below to see which is the right grading event for you. [...]

03 October 2021 1:52 pm
Over the summer, many of the government-imposed restrictions in England ended and the onus was placed on individual clubs, organisations and businesses to determine how to deal with COVID in their own setting.

Government rules have changed from time-to-time and so, to avoid any ambiguity, here are the latest rules for those attending a Bristol Karate Academy dojo until further notice [...]

30 August 2021 7:14 pm
Bristol Karate Academy are delighted to welcome Head of JKS England, Sensei Alan Campbell for a special open seminar on Sunday 31st October. This event will include both a kyu grading (for anyone grading for 9th kyu and upwards) and a dan grading.

This event is open to Bristol Karate Academy members, JKS members and also members from other associations and federations. [...]

01 August 2021 4:11 pm
Your guide on what to expect from karate at Tokyo 2020 as well as where and when you can watch it.

19 July 2021 10:22 pm
Bristol Karate Academy students put in top-class performances in Somerset this weekend as seven out of seven grading candidates passed their dan grade exam – a record number for the Academy in one day.

With the COVID pandemic as a backdrop – meaning almost 500 days of interrupted karate training – this was a grading that [...]

18 July 2021 12:19 pm
Read the latest update on changes that will affect Bristol Karate Academy dojos from 19th July through to at least 16th August.

16 July 2021 10:49 pm
Congratulations to our 15 five to seven year olds for completing their latest term of Warriors classes!

Our intrepid youngest members took part in a 12-week term, with most starting for the first time, now we're able to hold classes face-to-face once again. We were especially delighted that [...]

28 June 2021 1:22 pm
With the last 15 months weighing heavy, it was a delight to have the opportunity to welcome guest instructor and JKS England national squad coach Matt Price Sensei back to Bristol Karate Academy. With that in mind, it's no surprise that the event was a sell-out, at a [...]

28 June 2021 1:06 pm
Congratulations to our youngest members who passed their gradings on Friday!

This was the first youth grading of the year and was the first time our youngsters could prove their worth in front of an examination panel of [...]