Welcome to The British Karate Association

Dear Instructor

To celebrate 50 years of the BKA we will be holding a special presentation evening on Sunday 9th November at the The National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1NG.

Instructors will be invited on stage to receive a commemorative certificate.
It will be a great chance to get together, chat and share experiences.
Current and past members are invited; which will give me an opportunity
to welcome and thank people that have contributed to the BKA over the 35
years that I’ve been involved with and running the BKA.

Instructors, students, family and friends are all invited. The cost is £35.00 per person and includes a two course meal and coffee. Arrival time from 4pm start at 5pm.

I hope that you will be able to attend and I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any queries about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Please complete the booking form below . Please note that I need to receive your booking by the beginning of October.

Booking form is HERE

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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

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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.