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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....

 

 

 

 

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...

 

 

 

 

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...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Olympic History for the British Karate Federation

Good luck to BKF Coach Davin Pack and our first Youth Olympians Lauren Salisbury and Charlotte Hope. Our 3 representatives are now on their way with Team GB to Argentina. They have 3 weeks left to finalise their training before both athletes compete on the 17/18 October 2018...

 

 

 

 

 

British Karate’s First Youth Olympians

Charlotte Hope and Lauren Salisbury made history by being officially named in the TeamGB squad for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina next month. Buenos Aires 2018 is expected to welcome around 4,000 of the world’s best young athletes from over 200 nations...

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Olympic Games Update

With the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina now just five months away Great Britain had its first confirmed qualifier this week and news that five other young athletes are to participate in the final stage of qualification at the Youth Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Croatia at the end of this month...

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Hope GB’s first Youth Olympian in Karate

Meet Charlotte Hope the British Karate Federation and English Karate Federations first Youth Olympian. Charlotte trains at Links Karate Club part of the EKKA karate association within the English Karate Federation. Charlotte burst on to the world stage back in 2015 when first selected for the world championships for Indonesia. Under the guidance of her club instructor Paul Harris – Links and the England Coach’s Davin Pack and Paul Newby she has achieved so much in a short space of time...