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Billy Brennan - Tokyo 2020 Commentary

The British Karate Federation would like to forward recognition to Billy Brennan's efforts for providing live commentary on both the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo 2020.

To those in the Olympic audience who knew nothing about Karate he forwarded clear and understandable explanations and examples.

Billy also commentated on other sports including Football, Badmington and Judo.

Well done Billy - keep up the good work.



Passing away of Bobby Morton

The British Karate Federation has today learned of the sad passing of Bobby Morton and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

Bobby was a great ambassador for our sport, not only in Scotland, but throughout the UK and beyond. Bobby was of huge support to the BKF, leading our events team by organising and successfully delivering the British 4 Nations Championships and the British International Open events for several years.

Bobby always made time to speak to everyone, made them feel welcome and knew how to have some laughs along the way. He had a larger-than-life personality, who made many friends throughout his years in karate, he will be deeply missed by all.

Best Regards
Roger Williams
BKF President



Karate Debut Olympics Tokyo 2020

There’s been a massive interest in karate since its debut in the Tokyo Olympics with BKF President, Roger Williams, speaking to numerous radio stations in the build up...






Performance Director Gary Anderson reflects on the Olympic Qualification Tournament

“Probably the most brutal and intense Olympic qualification process I have ever experienced in all my years in Olympic sport” was the way Performance Director Gary Anderson described the journey for the British Karate athlete’s who competed in Paris this weekend....





Olympic Qualification Tournament - GBR squad Pre Tournament Rendezvous

The GBR squad met up in London for the final preparations ahead of departing for the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Paris, France...


Follow link for report and photos.




British Karate Federation announce full squad for the upcoming Olympic Qualification Tournament

The British Karate Federation has announced the Great Britain squad for the upcoming Olympic Qualification event in Paris next month. The eight athletes make up the squad aiming to be the first Karateka to represent GBR at an Olympic Games.




Formal Recognition for the BKF by the National Olympic Committee

The British Karate Federation has achieved formal recognition from the National Olympic Committee, the British Olympic Association (BOA) and takes its  seat at the next National Olympic Committee meeting. It is a huge honour for the BKF and a step forward for Karate in Great  Britain.




Thanks from the BKF

The British Karate Federation would like to say...


"THANK YOU to all who work within the NHS, key workers and emergency service personnel for keeping us all safe during this crisis."





Coronavirus (Covid-19): UK Government Response

The BKF advises all Karate Ka, clubs and Federations to follow the policies and guidance issued by the British Government and the respective home nations Public Health Body. This is a distressing time for everyone but, it is vitally important that everyone complies with government guidelines regarding social distancing for the foreseeable future.

The health and well being of all our karate Ka is paramount so it is advised everyone keep up to date by following Government online advice regarding the Social distancing and good health practice. Information via this link is being updated daily so please check regularly.




A BKF Thank You to Blitz

The British Karate Federation would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Blitz for its sterling support of our recent International Open Championships (held in Motherwell) as well as our forthcoming BKF Four Nations scheduled for May 2020 in Peterlee. Notably, Blitz has kindly gifted eight sets of Tatami mats to the BKF.

Blitz have also clothed a select team of BKF athletes and coaches - each has an excellent Gi, track suit and a full set of Kumite pads.

Hence, Blitz has helped the BKF to host excellent Championships and facilitated our athletes and their supporting team to attend international tournaments.