British Karate Federation
Junior World Medals from Chile 2019 European Games - BKF Chief Referee's Report 2nd European Games - Minsk 2019 TeamGB Interview with Amy Connell and Joe Kellaway European Games Selection for Connell and Kellaway" UK Sport Aspiration Fund Lauren Salisbury - British Karate's first Youth Olympic Medalist Darlene Foster wins European Para Silver

 

 

Latest BKF News

Announcement of National Coaches for Olympic Qualification Tournament

The British Karate Federation following their recent recruitment process are delighted to announce the appointment of the two performance coaches for the up coming Olympic Qualification tournament ...

 

 

 

 

 

Junior World Medals from Chile 2019

Congratulations to Scotland's Jacob Smart and Niamh Junner plus England's Brandon Carr on winning Bronze Medals at the 2019 Junior World Karate Championships held in Santiago, Chile...

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Independent Directors appointed to the BKF Board

The BKF President and Board would like to welcome the new independent directors to the BKF, Marina Hallworth, Andrew Price and Ben McLean.

 

The new directors bring a wealth of experience to the Board and the BKF looks forward to working with the new directors...

 

 

 

 

Selection Criteria for Olympic Qualification Tournament

The British Karate Federation announce the selection criteria for Paris 2020 Qualification Tournament.

 

With the Olympic Games less than one year away the BKF have published its criteria for selection for the 2020 Olympic Qualification event taking place in Paris in May....

 

 

 

 

British Karate Federation seeks to appoint coaches for the Olympic Qualification process

With the Olympic Games less than one year away the BKF have commenced a process to identify and recruit coaches to support the Olympic qualification process for Great Britain athletes...

 

 

 

 

 

European Games 2019 - BKF Chief Referee Report

It was a privilege to be classed in Europe’s best 22 Referees and to be selected to represent Britain at the European Games...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minsk 2nd European Games 2019

Joe Kellaway and Amy Connell made history by being the first British senior athletes to qualify for the European Games which were held in Minsk. These games are a continental event with multiple sports participating. To give you an idea of the scale of this event, there was over 4200 athletes, 2000 performance staff, 18000 accredited people (volunteers, village staff, transport etc) it is the second biggest IOC event behind the summer Olympic Games. The WKF described the games as “the most important for karate” and “the spotlight of the IOC is upon us”...

 

 

 

 

Interview with Amy Connell and Joe Kellaway

Team GB caught up with Amy and Joe following their successful qualification into the 2nd edition of the European Games 2019 which are being held in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. TeamGB spoke to them to find out how their preparations were going...

 

 

 

 

Connell and Kellaway selected to represent Team GB at the 2019 European Games

The British Karate Federation are delighted to announce that Amy Connell and Joe Kellaway have been selected to represent Great Britain at the forthcoming European Games in Minsk, Belarus. The BKF will be carrying in depth interviews with both athletes in the coming weeks as they start their preparations and journey to Minsk...

 

 

 

 

'Trail to Tokyo' UK Sport Aspiration Fund

The British Karate Federation are pleased to announce its Performance Programme supporting athletes on the ”Trail to Tokyo” utilising the investment award made to Karate from UK Sport, via the Aspiration Fund.

The Aspiration Fund, which was announced by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in October this year, aims to support sports who do not currently receive full UK Sport funding to develop plans to help teams and athletes realise ambitions for the Tokyo Games....