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Latest BKF News and Updates...


RIP - HM Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that the British Karate Federation has learnt of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


The board of the British Karate Federation and the President send their sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.








RIP - Mervyn Etienne

The world of karate recently lost one of its great fighters, Mervyn Etienne.

Mervyn was an individual European kumite champion and team kumite World champion in the 1980s and 90s. One of the greatest fighters of his time and an inspiration to many karate ka. The BKF sends its condolences to his family and friends.




In Memorial

The BKF mourns the passing of Mr. Con Kassis who was the chairman of the WKF technical commission and a member of the WKF Sports, Rules & Ranking Commissions and had also acted as a member of the WKF Referee commission.









BKF Anti Doping Policy

BKF Anti Doping Rules and BKF Athlete Retirement Form.







GB Karate Anti Doping Annual Report 2022

Attached is a summary of the anti-doping activities for the year that GB Karate have completed.







BKF Four Nations Championships - 2022

Saturday 9th April 2022

Leicester Arena

31 Charter Street, Leicester. LE1 3UD

For further details please contact:

BKF Tournament Organiser, Raj Bhardwaj  Tel: +44 (0) 7769 697858   Email:

Entries via Sportdata only - Now LIVE



WKF Competition Rules - Revised Edtion 17-01-2022

Revised version as of 17.01.2022, including adjustments made via Rules Bulletins










BKF Performance Training Day - FREE

Sunday 12th December 2021

The British Karate Federation are hosting a series of performance workshops for coaches and athletes.

Those that wish to attend must hold a current licence with a National Governing Body in membership of the BKF.

Please see poster for details and how to register your interest.



Billy Brennan - Tokyo 2020 Commentary

The British Karate Federation would like to forward recognition to Billy Brennan's efforts for providing live commentary on both the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo 2020.

To those in the Olympic audience who knew nothing about Karate he forwarded clear and understandable explanations and examples.

Billy also commentated on other sports including Football, Badmington and Judo.

Well done Billy - keep up the good work.



Karate Debut Olympics Tokyo 2020

There’s been a massive interest in karate since its debut in the Tokyo Olympics with BKF President, Roger Williams, speaking to numerous radio stations in the build up...