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Historic Moment as GB Karate makes it debut in the Virtus Global Games

For the first time Karate makes its international debut at the Virtus Global Games with Joseph Clifton (ENG) representing British Karate Federation heading to Vichy as part of the GB Team.

Supporting Joseph is Matt Handley, Karate Team Manager/ Coach with escort Andy Clifton.

One of 14 sports at the Global Games, Karate Kata makes its Virtus debut, made possible by an international agreement with the World Karate Federation...








Scotland's WKF Karate Girl

7 times British Karate Federation Champion Amy Connell to lead WKF Guardian Girls WKF Project in Scotland





European Technical Commission Chairman, Mike Billman, steps down

During the Congress meeting at the 2023 European Championships in Guadalajara, President Espinos gave a speech to the audience which ended with him announcing that the Chairman of the European Technical Commission, Mike Billman, had recently given notice that he was having to resign his position for personal reasons.

The President gave praise to Mike for the work he had done in the commission for the benefit of European karate.





BKF Transgender Policy



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BKF Four Nations Championships - 2023

8th and 9th of April 2023

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

O’Donnell Way, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, ML1 2TZ

For further details please contact:

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

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BKF Grand Slam - 2023

Sunday 22nd January 2023

Penrith Leisure Centre

Southend Rd, Penrith. CA11 8JHD

For further details please contact: BKF Tournament Organiser, Raj Bhardwaj 

Tel: +44 (0) 7769 697858     Email:

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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.