British International Open 2016 bulletin updated

WKF President: We have the vocation to be an Olympic Sport

Karate in the Olympics

A letter from Terry Connell to the BKF

A letter from Terry Connell to the BKF

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.

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British International Open 2016 bulletin updated

The bulletin for the British International Open 2016 has been updated.

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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


Just maybe....

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