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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.




BKF Four Nations Championships Cancellation Notice

In light of the developing coronavirus situation, the British Karate Federation has decided to cancel the BKF Four Nations Championships scheduled for the 16th and 17th of May 2020. As these dates would coincide with the projected peak of the coronavirus outbreak in the UK (mid-May to mid-June), we judged this as the only responsible course of action.

Looking ahead, we still intend to run the 2020 BKF International Open at the Olympic Park in London on the 27th of September (unless otherwise advised by the government / Public Health England). Full details for this event will be published on Sportdata shortly. Stay safe everyone.


Raj Bhardwaj, BKF Tournament Organiser



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.




BKF Championships Dates and Venues Announced

The dates and venues for the BKF Four Nations Championships and the BKF International Open Tournament have been released.

The BKF Four Nations will take place 16-17th May 2020 at East Durham College.

The BKF International Open will be held in the amazing Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Park, London, on Sunday 27th September  ...





BKF Achieves Tier 2 UK Sport Code for Sports Governance

The BKF President, Roger Williams, has today been informed that the British Karate Federation has successfully completed and now complies with Tier 2 of the UK Sport Code for Sports Governance.


Congratulations to the BKF President, the BKF Board and team involved for all their hard work in making this possible. This is a huge step forward for the BKF and we look forward to working more closely with UK Sport.




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...