British Karate Federation
European Games - BKF Chief Referee's Report 2nd European Games - Minsk 2019 TeamGB Interview with Amy Connell and Joe Kellaway European Games Selection for Connell and Kellaway" UK Sport Aspiration Fund Lauren Salisbury - British Karate's first Youth Olympic Medalist Darlene Foster wins European Para Silver Medal Success for the Home Nations in Sochi – Junior Europeans 2018

 

 

Latest BKF News

Selection Criteria for Olympic Qualification Tournament

The British Karate Federation announce the selection criteria for Paris 2020 Qualification Tournament.

 

With the Olympic Games less than one year away the BKF have published its criteria for selection for the 2020 Olympic Qualification event taking place in Paris in May....

 

 

 

 

British Karate Federation seeks to appoint coaches for the Olympic Qualification process

With the Olympic Games less than one year away the BKF have commenced a process to identify and recruit coaches to support the Olympic qualification process for Great Britain athletes...

 

 

 

 

 

European Games 2019 - BKF Chief Referee Report

It was a privilege to be classed in Europe’s best 22 Referees and to be selected to represent Britain at the European Games...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minsk 2nd European Games 2019

Joe Kellaway and Amy Connell made history by being the first British senior athletes to qualify for the European Games which were held in Minsk. These games are a continental event with multiple sports participating. To give you an idea of the scale of this event, there was over 4200 athletes, 2000 performance staff, 18000 accredited people (volunteers, village staff, transport etc) it is the second biggest IOC event behind the summer Olympic Games. The WKF described the games as “the most important for karate” and “the spotlight of the IOC is upon us”...

 

 

 

 

Interview with Amy Connell and Joe Kellaway

Team GB caught up with Amy and Joe following their successful qualification into the 2nd edition of the European Games 2019 which are being held in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. TeamGB spoke to them to find out how their preparations were going...

 

 

 

 

Connell and Kellaway selected to represent Team GB at the 2019 European Games

The British Karate Federation are delighted to announce that Amy Connell and Joe Kellaway have been selected to represent Great Britain at the forthcoming European Games in Minsk, Belarus. The BKF will be carrying in depth interviews with both athletes in the coming weeks as they start their preparations and journey to Minsk...

 

 

 

 

'Trail to Tokyo' UK Sport Aspiration Fund

The British Karate Federation are pleased to announce its Performance Programme supporting athletes on the ”Trail to Tokyo” utilising the investment award made to Karate from UK Sport, via the Aspiration Fund.

The Aspiration Fund, which was announced by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in October this year, aims to support sports who do not currently receive full UK Sport funding to develop plans to help teams and athletes realise ambitions for the Tokyo Games....

 

 

 

 

Amy Connell and Joe Kellaway take step towards Tokyo

Amy Connell and Joe Kellaway boosted their Tokyo 2020 qualification bids as the pair each claimed bronze medals at the European Karate Championships in Spain....

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Salisbury - British Karate's first Youth Olympic Medalist

What a journey for Lauren Salisbury, history has been made for British Karate with a wonderful Olympic bronze medal won. Massive congratulations to Lauren and BKF Coach Davin Pack...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darlene Foster wins European Para Silver

Congratulations to Darlene Foster who represented Wales (WKGB) at the Senior European Championships in Novi Sad.

The Para Karate event was being held for the first time at a Senior European Karate Championships...