Welcome to The British Karate Association

Up and Coming Events


Leigh Indoor Sports Centre Sale Way, Leigh, Lancashire. WN7 4JY.

The UK Martial Arts Show 2015
May 9th/10th (9am-6pm both Days)
The Dome Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 7PD

Northern Open Classic

Sunday 21st June 2015 – click here for details and NOC form downlaod

Sunday 9th November 2014

What a great evening of celebration. The venue – the National Brewery Centre, Burton on Trent, staffs. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that attended, it was a very special night. BKA members old and new attended and the feedback since the event has been wonderful.
A special moment at the beginning of the night was when Peter Noble played the last post prior to a one minute silence as it was remembrance Sunday. People were also remembered from the BKA; Danny Connor, Dougie Phillips and Dave Young.

The evening of celebration and the presentation of the commemorative certificates started at 5pm and we didn’t finish until after 11pm when the members of Chikara were eventually persuaded to leave the dance floor as the DJ needed to pack up. The food was good the band ( Café Manouche) were terrific and I think it’s fair to say that everyone had a great time.

Photos HERE

Next Competition – NOC Northern Open classic

New BKA badge available -

9cm cost £4.00 plus 50p p&p

Please make cheques payable to BKA


Senior instructors in all discipline

No yearly registration fees

Membership includes insurance : Accident and liability cover

Instructor insurance available for instructors.

Authority for instructors to carry out their own grading with BKA certificates available

Regular newsletter

BKA squad training

A unique licensing system providing instructors a hassle free and convenient service

Our Services

You will find most of the BKA activities listed here on the web site. Remember you can always give us a call.

We are a multi style martial arts association based in Manchester, UK. having last year celebrated our 40 anniversary we are a popular choice for instructors of all styles of martial arts. We can offer our instructors all the help and guidance they may need in every style of martial arts from within our own set of high ranking instructors.

We are able to offer a unique licensing system for our instructor, we hold black belt grading every two months.

We offer insurance service enabling you to fill you obligations to your students and teach and train with peace of mind.

The BKA has two tournaments each year covered in the main martial arts magazines, including fighter and combat

If you would like to join the BKA please see contact details opposite and request an information pack.


The BKA was founded in 1964 and since that time it as maintained its place as a true Multi – Style association. Three key points make the BKA a popular choice for instructors of all styles; the absence of an overall chief instructor, whilst being able to offer high ranking ‘Senior Instructors’ in every style for guidance and help; ‘No’ bias toward any one particular style and the freedom of autonomy with the backup and help of the BKA if needed.