High Performance karate coach vacancy

Charlotte Hope GB’s first Youth Olympian in Karate

UK Sport investment

Taekwondo partnership - official bulletin

BKF 4 Nations 2017

European Championship Success

British Karate Federation International Open 2017 Update

Karate in the Olympics

High Performance karate coach vacancy

Salary: Negotiable (dependent on experience)

Working hours: We are aiming to recruit a full-time coach but that alternative proposals can be considered

Place of work: The MSP will require significant flexibility but will be based at Manchester

Applications to close on Friday 1st June Proposed Interview date Weds 20th June

Applications to; Garry.Adams@gbtaekwondo.co.uk - HR Manager


BKF Operation Flow Chart

In order to bring some clarity to the karate community please see BKF Flow Chart depicting how the BKF World class programme will operate - the flow chart also depicts how the Medal Support Plan operates as a separate entity.

2018 Youth Olympic Games

This summer the 2018 Youth Olympic Games takes place in Buenos Aeries, Argentina (6-18 October 2018).

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UK Sport investment

The British Karate Federation are delighted to have secured continued investment from UK Sport for which it is extremely grateful. This financial support means British Karate will be able to continue implementing its High Performance Programme in the lead up to the 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

British Karate Federation would like to take this opportunity to thank STUK for providing its World Class Karate athletes with access to training and medical facilities at the STUK Manchester HQ.

BKF Athlete Pathways

The BKF have designed and are now about to instigate an athlete high performance athway. The purpose of this pathway is to assist talented British karate-ka to learn and develop into international competitors, capable of achieving podium places in international competitions and ultimately the Olympic Games. 

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Taekwondo partnership - official bulletin

A new partnership/working agreement has been agreed between the British Karate Federation and GB Taekwondo, which is supported by UK Sport.

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Medal Success at the Junior World Championships Tenerife 2017

Medal Success at the Junior World Championships Tenerife 2017

Congratulations to all the home nations that took part in the Junior World Championships in Tenerife.

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Mike Dinsdale 9th Dan

Congratulations to Mike Dinsdale who was awarded his 9th Dan by the BKF President Roger Williams at the BKF International Championships in Scotland.  Mike Dinsdale is not only the WKF representative on the board of the English Karate Federation but, is also a director of the BKF and on the European Karate Federation and World Karate Federation Committees. Congratulations from the BKF.

Jordan Thomas' Guide to Karate | Gillette World Sport

World Sport sits down with Karate World Champion Jordan Thomas, for his pro guide to the Japanese discipline. Jordan has Karate running through his blood, and followed in the footsteps of his father by becoming World Champion in 2016.

BKF 4 Nations 2017

A fantastic event as always, all 4 home nations were represented with England topping the medal table with 44 Gold’s.

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Congratulations to Mick Billman

"The BKF are proud to announce that Mike Billman has been elected to the position of Secretary of the WKF Technical Commission.

The Commission is chaired by Con Kassis (Australia) and Mike has stated that he is looking forward to working with Con.”

This is great news for the BKF as well as the EKF. Mike’s appointment is well deserved and strengthens Britains influence within the WKF at the highest level as we head toward Tokyo 2020.

Olympic Brand

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.

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Karate in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games - Buenos Aires

Dear President,

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

Karate in the Olympics

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.

Mick Billman

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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.

Medal table