Welcome to The British Karate Association

 The B.K.A. would like to welcome the Fighting Spirit Club into the BKA.

The Fighting Spirit Club of Holbeach is a member of the IJKA / BKA and has taught traditional Japanese Karate in the HOLBEACH area.

The club is a non-profit entity dedicated to the propagation of traditional Japanese Karate. Chief Instructor Victor Santos 4th dan – https://fightingspiritclub.wixsite.com/dojo

Newly formed Thames Karate Kai getting off to a great start on the competition circuit.

The Central England International Open at Worcester.

We took along 6 students, Oliver Russell, Alice Robson, Charlie Robson, Matthew Sharp, Bailey Burnett and Owen. All competitors gave their absolute best on the tatami, at what is a formidable competition, with most students managing to progress through rounds to the next stage of the draw. 2 competitors managed to get through enough rounds to medal with Oliver Russell and Alice Robson both taking a Bronze in the Male 14-15 years -54 kilos and Girls 14-15 +54 kilos respectively. Oliver and Alice joined forces in the 13-15 years team and also took a Bronze in this category.

Ipswich comp – 2 golds for Alice Robson and Bailey Burnett, 3 Bronze for Charlie Robson and Matthew Sharp kumite and kata.

New Look Certificates

We now have a NEW BKA KYU GRADE CERTIFICATE available to add to the current traditional design. Please state which when ordering either Traditional or White.
No charge for completion of certificate, just send the name etc or order them blank.



It was with great deal of pleasure that the B.K.A. with the endorsement of sensei Christian’s higher grade black belts presented him with the grade of 9th dan – Hanshi.Sensei Christian began training in 1965 and has not stopped since. He still regularly teaches and inspires old and new students. For the last 50 plus years Tony has made Karate his life. The club that he started – Academy of Karate -Do has now been open for training for 46 years, truly amazing.


More photos HERE

Congratulations to Tora Kodo Karate Kai for their 50th anniversary 1966 -2016

They competed in the 2016 J.S.K.A. Championships. Sensei Robert Herincx said that; “Everyone worked really hard on what was a tough competition at a very high level.




Results are HERE

Gallery HERE


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.