Lauren Salisbury British Karates first Youth Olympic Bronze Medalist

David Smith BKF Patron

High Performance karate coach vacancy

Charlotte Hope GB’s first Youth Olympian in Karate

UK Sport investment

BKF 4 Nations 2017

European Championship Success

British Karate Federation International Open 2017 Update

Karate in the Olympics

David Inman new WKF Appointment

David Inman New WKF Appointment - Para Karate

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KARATE HAILS “UNIQUE SITUATION” OF THE SPORT AS CAMPAIGN TO REQUEST PARIS 2024 INCLUSION CONTINUES

While the wave of support to include Karate in the list of additional sports for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 intensifies, the World Karate Federation continues taking steps against the decision to exclude the discipline from the proposal of added sports which was announced by the Organizing Committee of the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Lauren Salisbury British Karates first Youth Olympic Bronze Medalist

Lauren Salisbury British Karates first Youth Olympic Bronze Medalist

What a journey for Lauren Salisbury, history has been made for British Karate with a wonderful Olympic bronze medal won.  Massive congratulations to Lauren and BKF Coach Davin Pack. It’s been quite the story for Lauren, qualifying earlier this year in Croatia and ending up with that prized Olympic medal in Argentina. One word Outstanding! 

Congratulations to Charlotte Hope who has also had a fantastic time no medal this time but Charlotte has had a great 12 months winning bronze at the junior worlds and gold at the junior Europeans.  Both athletes have been fantastic ambassadors for the sport of karate.  Thank you to BKF Coach Davin Pack who coached the athletes in Buenos Aries and to BKF coach Paul Newby who also helped guide both athletes on their path to the Youth Olympics.  Gary Anderson who’s experience in Olympics matters has been invaluable. Finally to all the athletes club coach’s, family and supporters thank you for being part of this journey and supporting our athletes.

Full report to follow.

Youth Olympic history for the British Karate Federation

Youth Olympic history for the British Karate Federation

Good luck to BKF Coach Davin Pack and our first Youth Olympians Lauren Salisbury & Charlotte Hope. Our 3 representatives are now on their way with Team GB to Argentina.

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2018 BKF International Open Championships

The 2018 BKF International Open Championships was run at Leicester Arena on the 22nd and 23rd of September. Congratulations to JKS Scotland, who came top of the club / team medal table, with JKS England attaining a close-fought second and Kaisho Karate just behind in third.

The full medal results (by country, club and competitor) can be viewed on Sportdata:

Results by country and club

Results for each category

David Smith BKF Patron

At the BKF meeting on Saturday 22/9/18 it was brought to the attention of the Executive Committee that David Smith MBD has suffered a relapse of his spinal condition.  The BKF board would like to extend their heartfelt sympathy and hope that he takes on this new battle with the strength and resolution that he has previously shown.

British Karate’s First Youth Olympians

British Karate’s First Youth Olympians

Charlotte Hope and Lauren Salisbury made history by being officially named in the TeamGB squad for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina next month.

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Youth Olympic Games Update

Youth Olympic Games Update

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.

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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

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Darlene Foster flying the Flag for Wales at the Senior Para Karate Championships 2018

Darlene Foster flying the Flag for Wales at the Senior Para Karate Championships 2018

Congratulations to Darlene Foster who represented Wales (WKGB) at the Senior European Championships in Novi Sad.

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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:

Charlotte Hope GB’s first Youth Olympian in Karate

Charlotte Hope GB’s first Youth Olympian in Karate

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.

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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.

2018 Youth Olympic Games

This summer the 2018 Youth Olympic Games takes place in Buenos Aeries, Argentina (6-18 October 2018).

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Medal Success for the Home Nations in Sochi – Junior Europeans 2018

Medal Success for the Home Nations in Sochi – Junior Europeans 2018

Wonderful success for our home nations athletes with 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals from England & Scotland.

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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.

BKF Athlete Pathways

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. 

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Medal Success at the Junior World Championships Tenerife 2017

Medal Success at the Junior World Championships Tenerife 2017

Congratulations to all the home nations that took part in the Junior World Championships in Tenerife.

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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.

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