History for British karate was made in Croatia with Lauren Salisbury competing in Youth Olympic qualifying event.
With the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina now just five months away Great Britain had its first confirmed qualifier this week and news that five other young athletes are to participate in the final stage of qualification at the Youth Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Croatia at the end of this month.
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
Congratulations to Darlene Foster who represented Wales (WKGB) at the Senior European Championships in Novi Sad.
2018 BKF 4 Nations Championships
The 2018 BKF 4 Nations Championships was run at Leicester Arena on the 26th and 27th of May. Congratulations to JKS England, who came top of the club / team medal table, with CEK Association attaining a close-fought second and WIKF England just behind in third.
We’re delighted to share a highlights video from the Championships: https://youtu.be/8Gz5SoQKEt0
The full medal results (by country, club and competitor) can be viewed on Sportdata:
Meet Charlotte Hope the British Karate Federation and English Karate Federations first Youth Olympian. Charlotte trains at Links Karate Club part of the EKKA karate association within the English Karate Federation.
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.
This summer the 2018 Youth Olympic Games takes place in Buenos Aeries, Argentina (6-18 October 2018).
Wonderful success for our home nations athletes with 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals from England & Scotland.
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.
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.
A new partnership/working agreement has been agreed between the British Karate Federation and GB Taekwondo, which is supported by UK Sport.
Congratulations to all the home nations that took part in the Junior World Championships in Tenerife.
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.
A fantastic event as always, all 4 home nations were represented with England topping the medal table with 44 Gold’s.
The best 8 fighters in the world qualify for this event and we haven't had anybody from GB in 12 years.
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.
British Karate Federation's European Medal Success In Sofia Bulgaria
Important Update to the BKF 2017 Open International
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.
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
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.
Please see below a message received from the WKF regarding the Olympic Games.
"I have the pleasure to send you the Press Release published by the IOC announcing the support of the Executive Board to the proposal to include Karate in the programme of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. This announcement represents great news for our Federation and for our sport."
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03 July 2018
Lauren Salisbury Youth Olympic Qualifer
07 June 2018
Youth Olympic Games Update
25 May 2018
High Performance karate coach vacancy
25 May 2018
Darlene Foster flying the Flag for Wales at the Senior Para Karate Championships 2018
26 May 2018
BKF 4 Nations Championships
22 September 2018