Karate for everyone

Bristol Karate Club Demo - Bristol Karate Club championship winners demonstrate the power of perfect timing


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BlackbeltsWe have been established in Bristol for over 40 years and we are proud to be founder members of the Western Karate Union.

The style of karate we practice has its origins in the Wado Ryu system and has been developed and enhanced over the years.

Our students come from all walks of life and range from complete novices up to International Level including a World Champion!

New Grading Syllabus

Bristol Karate Club Grading SyllabusYou can now download a PDF version of the BKC Grading Syllabus.


This is the 2018 update. Get ready for your next grading!





Alan Flook - 8th Dan


WKU and Bristol Karate Club Chief Instructor Alan Flook was recently awarded the prestigious rank of 8th Dan (Hachidan) for his continuous and tireless dedication to the sport of karate.




Bristol Summer Course


The Bristol Karate Club Summer Course was well attended despite the weather trying its worse. Well done to everyone who managed to keep going until the end and a special big thanks to the large number attending from the 'Far East'.


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Golds at the Commonwealth Karate Open Championships

Welsh Open KarateRory Daniels - BKC
Gold in the +75Kg event

Anatoliy Gorshkov - BKC
Gold in the Male Cadet's +70Kg event

Paul James - BKC
Gold in the -65Kg event

Sarah Clarke - Weston Super Mare
Bronze in the -60Kg event

Sam Difford - Weston Super Mare
Boy's +55Kg, 12 - 13 years


After all these individual achievements the Senior Men's 3 man Team consisting of Darren Haynes (BKC), Rory Daniels (BKC) and Shaun Langson (Clevedon) successfully defeated South Africa 'A' Team in a thrilling final 2-0 win.


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Video from the event


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Karate for children kids

The club has a friendly atmosphere and beginners of all ages are always welcome.


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The club was founded in 1968 by Dave Wheatley, and the standards set are of the highest level.

Training is led by a team of dedicated instructors: Alan Flook (8th Dan), Dave Wheatley (8th Dan) and Andy Gunton (7th Dan) who are all nationally recognised and highly respected.