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European Championship Success

British Karate Federation International Open 2017 Update

Karate in the Olympics

Disability

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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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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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

If you are looking for a stocking filler for Xmas then there’s no need to look any further. David Croft’s book “Food for Thought” is now available from Amazon at a price of £3.99.

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November update on Dave Smith MBE

BKF Vice President, Mick Billman, travelled to Bath yesterday (18/11) to visit BKF Disability Patron Dave Smith MBE, who is recuperating at the home of BKF Sports Injury Specialist Dave Inman.

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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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October update on Dave Smith MBE

Today I visited Paralympic Gold Medallist Dave Smith MBE at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where Dave had undergone surgery to remove another tumour from his neck.

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BKF Patron David Smith MBE to undergo further surgery

As you may be aware our Patron for Disabilities, Paralympic Gold Medallist David Smith MBE, has to undergo further surgery to remove another tumour from his neck.

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The Path Ahead - by BKF Patron Dave Smith MBE

The Path Ahead - by BKF Patron Dave Smith MBE

This time next week I will be lying in a hospital bed.

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Setback for BKF Patron Dave Smith MBE

Setback for BKF Patron Dave Smith MBE

For the last two weeks I have been at the Commonwealth Games with Team Scotland as an ambassador.

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Ray Morcomb demonstration

On Friday, as a reward for his sensational win at the first demonstration competition in Paris, Ray Morcomb was asked to perform his kata Unsu, in front of a 17,000 crowd.

Ray demonstrated his kata in such a way that even the kata experts present were amazed at his performance. He was given a standing ovation lasting over 5 minutes for this never before seen performance by a person so visually impaired.

Ray, and the other 35 participants of Karate for persons with disabilities, were superb and the high respect they got from everyone will be a great motivation and a huge step forward for this category.

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