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British International Open 2016 bulletin updated

British 4 Nations 2016 bulletin updated

2016 British 4 Nations moves to the Sheffield Ponds Forge

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BKF Patron Dave Smith in documentary on BBC TV, Tuesday 4th August

Cancer survivor, Dave Inman, completes gruelling 3000-mile endurance race in the United States

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.

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The members of the BKF would like to send Dave Smith MBE their best wishes for a speedy recovery after his latest operation to contain the tumour in his neck.

British International Open 2016 bulletin updated

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

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British 4 Nations 2016 bulletin updated

The bulletin for the British 4 Nations 2016 has been updated.

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2016 British 4 Nations moves to the Sheffield Ponds Forge

Dear All

On Thursday 17th December we were informed that Glasgow Council have earmarked the Emirates Arena for the In/Out European Referendum in 2016, with May an outside possibility, and September the more probable month.

The Emirates will not host any sporting events in the lead up to, or immediate post, proceedings, which leaves both the British 4 Nations and British International Open extremely vulnerable as these are our host months.

With 2016 fast approaching and no firm dates on the referendum, the BKF feel the safest option is to transfer the 2016 British 4 Nations to the Sheffield Ponds Forge and create a 5 mat 2 day event, May 28/29th. A bulletin is under construction and will follow shortly.

We sincerely apologise for any disruption this may cause, but trust you understand such matters are out of our control and we hope to see you in Sheffield next May.

Best regards
Jeannette O’Neill
Event Team secretary

British International Open 2015 in review

British International Open 2015 in review

The British International Open 2015 took place in Glasgow at the superb Emirates arena, host venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Cancer survivor, Dave Inman, completes gruelling 3000-mile endurance race in the United States

Cancer survivor, Dave Inman, completes gruelling 3000-mile endurance race in the United States

David Inman, owner of Oldfield Osteopathic Clinic in Bath, has beaten colon cancer to take on the Race Across America challenge as part of Team Felix RAAM, which saw individuals and teams cycle from the west coast to the east coast in a limited amount of time.

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The WKF is now a recognised Paralympic sport

The WKF is now a recognised Paralympic sport

On 12th June, 2015 the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board (IPC) accepted the WKF as the 30th sport discipline within the Paralympic Family.

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European Games, Baku

European Games, Baku

As you are no doubt aware, no British athlete qualified for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. However Britain still had a very important role to play during the Games.

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British 4 Nations 2015 gallery

British 4 Nations 2015 gallery

The images from British 4 Nations 2015 are now uploaded and ready to view.

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British International Open 2015 bulletin now available

The bulletin for the British International Open 2015 is now available.

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Karate into the Olympics 2020

Karate into the Olympics 2020

This is the most important vote ever please sign and share this petition for Karate in the olympics.

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Darlene Foster wins Silver in Bremen in first World Disability Championships

Darlene Foster wins Silver in Bremen in first World Disability Championships

Welsh teenager Darlene Foster has been described as an inspiration after overcoming several illnesses to win awards in Karate.

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Bremen 2014 disability gallery

Bremen 2014 disability gallery

The images from Bremen 2014 are now uploaded and ready to view.

The BKF would like to thank Christian Grüner for allowing us to use his photographs on our website.

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Bremen 2014 disability report

Bremen 2014 disability report

In Paris 2012, the WKF introduced the category for persons with disabilities. This was such a success that it is now part of the Senior World Championships. The categories are Visually Impaired, Wheelchair users, and Learning Disabilities.

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Team GB announce competing sports for inaugural European Games in Baku

Team GB announce competing sports for inaugural European Games in Baku

The British Olympic Association (BOA) can today announce the 14 sports/20 disciplines chasing qualification to represent Team GB in next year’s inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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