Latest updates from across the academy

10 March 2020 9:35 pm
It is with great sadness that we heard today of the passing of Sensei Bob Poynton (8th Dan).

Bob Sensei was a stalwart and ambassador of the Karate Union of Great Britain, who was truly committed to the organisation. As a competitor, Sensei was a member of the KUGB and all-styles national teams and was National Individual Kumite Champion in 1976. As a grading examiner and the KUGB’s National Administrator he worked tirelessly to [...]

23 February 2020 9:14 pm
A visit from CP World Games athlete Thomas Stamp was the perfect way to celebrate a year of fundraising by Bristol Karate Academy members.

Thomas - who took part in the Cerebral Palsy World Games in Barcelona in 2018 – is a Young Ambassador for CP Sport and came to a Karate class on Sunday in Backwell to pick up a cheque [...]

03 February 2020 10:38 pm
A big well done to all karateka that took part in our first ever week-long Kangeiko, which finished on Sunday morning! Seven days of extra training – on top of our regular weekly sessions!

Alarms were set early, as training started at 6am so that we could make the most of the morning and be finished in time for...

24 January 2020 1:06 pm
Due to special events taking place at Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall on Thursday 30th January and Thursday 13th February, our class will move on these days only to Redland Green School. The class will take place at the usual time of 6.15-7.15pm.

16 January 2020 7:31 am
We are delighted to invite you to a special seminar on Sunday 15th March, as we welcome back the KUGB's chief instructor, Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan) to Bristol! Booking is NOW OPEN!

06 January 2020 5:42 pm
From Monday 27th January to Sunday 2nd February we’ll be holding our first ever Kangeiko and we are inviting you to take part! Kangeiko means "cold training". It is a week-long training programme to start the year with a high levels of effort, spirit and...

22 December 2019 2:20 pm
An incredible turn-out for this year's Christmas Party and Awards made for a fantastic event and a superb fundraising effort for our charity of the year, Cerebral Palsy Sport.

07 December 2019 9:13 am
A very well done to our latest group of Warriors, who successfully completed the Autumn/Winter 2019 course on Friday! Eighteen youngsters from the Bristol postcode area were put through their paces by their instructor - Dan Sensei - and our dedicated helpers.

03 December 2019 9:58 pm
In our final special seminar of the year on Sunday 1st December, Sensei Jimmy Brennan (8th Dan) led an excellent day's Karate, with three hours of expert instruction and a coloured belt grading for those eligible.

01 December 2019 8:46 am
Despite struggling through injury in the final section of his grading, Tom Woodward of Bristol Karate Academy showed that he was well worth his black belt in Surrey on Saturday.