With the fantastic news that Karate is to be included in the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, it is inevitable and completely understandable that we want to identify with the Olympic brand.
The President and executive board of the British Karate Federation would like to take this opportunity to offer you and your families, the very best of wishes during the holiday season, may the message of Christmas fill your life with joy and peace whilst we reflect on a very eventful 2016
The bulletin for the British 4 Nations 2017 has been released.
Karate in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games - Buenos Aires
It is my pleasure to announce you that the IOC Executive Board has agreed to include Karate in the Youth Olympic Games 2018, which will be held in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This is a new milestone to be added to the already decisive decision of including our sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Best regards, Antonio
Following on from our meeting in Linz and in full agreement with the WKF president, Mr Espinos and Mr Mike Kassis, President of the Commonwealth Karate Federation, [CKF] I met with Mrs Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation [CGF] yesterday, in what could be described as the first formal step in Karate’s application to become a full and participating member of the CGF.
To all BKF members:
Karate has finally been accepted into the Olympic Games for Tokyo 2020. I am sure you will join me in thanking everybody concerned for their efforts in achieving this recognition.
BKF 4 Nations
The BKF 4 Nations Championships were held on the 28th and 29th May at Ponds Forge International Arena. The 2016 event transferred to Sheffield after three very successful years at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow.
There were 1077 entries over the two days, with the children’s event taking place on the Saturday, and the Cadet/Juniors/Seniors taking place on the Sunday. The six tatami’s were fully utilized on both days with 28 categories on the Saturday and 42 categories on the Sunday. Both days ran exactly to time as per the event schedule thanks to the meticulous planning by the events team and the professionalism of the referees.
England topped the medal chart closely followed by Scotland. There was also a good spread of medals across all of the competing clubs and associations.
The BKF will be back in Sheffield in September 2016 for the British International Open Championships and we look forward to another exciting event.
30 December 2016
The 26th North-South Karate Championships
22 December 2016
22 December 2016
The Presidents Christmas message
09 December 2016