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


Bremen disability 2014


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, where everyone competes together at the same venue.

Photos taken by Christian Grüner.

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British International Open 2014


The British International Open 2014 took place in Glasgow at the superb Emirates arena, host venue for the 2104 Commonwealth Games. With over 1250 entries from 19 nations, this was the biggest karate event ever held in Britain.

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British International Open 2013


On Saturday 7th September 2013 Glasgow hosted the British International Open tournament. For the first time the tournament was held at the new, state of the art, Emirates Arena, and was a resounding success.

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