BKF Athlete Pathways
The BKF have designed and are now about to instigate an athlete high performance pathway. 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.
Successful performance pathways require expert coaching, leadership, and support staff, all working towards a shared vision of identifying talented athletes and supporting them to develop.
The BKF wants to create the development of domestic standards and programming with the home country NGB’s to increase the quality, performance and visibility of talented Karate-ka, in both Kumite & Kata
The BKF intends to recognize, recruit and retain the best athletes in the BKF and to continually raise the bar and strive for better results every year
Our long term plan will focus on developing the technical and tactical skills, athleticism, critical competition experience and leadership support for elite, high performance karate-ka.
The BKF is currently working alongside UK Sport to develop this pathway and how an athlete can progress through each stage and onto the Olympic performance programme.
Further information around selection onto the BKF performance programme will be available soon.
The diagram below summarises the different levels of the BKF athlete pathways:
THE BKF PERFORMANCE AND TALENT PATHWAY
BECOMING WORLD CLASS AT EVERY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT
02 January 2019
European Games Minsk 2019
18 October 2018
Lauren Salisbury British Karates first Youth Olympic Bronze Medalist
02 October 2018
Youth Olympic history for the British Karate Federation
29 September 2018