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March 10, 2017

Kym attended EKF course on [insert date] and successfully passed the EKF judge examination.

November 19, 2016

The day started at 9.00 am with around 80 competitors and around 100 spectators, some new to karate and good turn out of members both current and retired coming back to support. The atmosphere was electric, very competitive athletes and a great family feel to the whole...

November 19, 2016

Grading examinations were held at Bushido Ryu Academy Halifax, overall standard was high and all students successfully passed their grade. Special mention for Sensei Matthew Handley who was delighted to see his daughter Skyla qualify for 8th Kyu Kempo Do....

November 19, 2016

Halifax Sport Karate members attended the British international karate championships 2016 in Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Excellent results achieved over the 2 day event, with outstanding performances all round.

Thanks to all the parents for their support over the two d...

November 12, 2016

Matthew Handley receives 7 virtues of Bushido award for his services to Halifax Sport Karate. 

May 1, 2013

In August Dale Gamble, EKF Chief referee, introduced a Kumite and Kata judging course at Bushido Ryu Academy in Halifax. The course content comprised of technical and practical assessments of judging which was informative, instructive and delivered in a way that reache...

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Summary events in 2016

Events in January 2017

July 22, 2017

EKF Inter Regional Team Cup

Joshua Gleadell has been selected to fight for the Northern Region A Team at these Championships. 

The event is to be held at the Leicester Sports Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester, LE1 3UD. 

The event will run from 10.30 until 16.00. 

Spectator entry fees are as follows;

5 years and under - FREE

6 - 17 years - £5

Adult - £8

July 15, 2017

BRA Kata and Kumite Course

Event open to all BRA members, and is a great opportunity to learn skills for the Kumite and Kata Competition as it is also the official training date for preparation for the EKF Kyu Grade Championships. 

The Kumite session will be held from 10.00 until 11.30, and will be led by WKF certified and accredited Kumite coach Matt Handley. 

The Kata session will be held from 12.00 until 13.30, and will be led by Sensei Mick Davies. 

The price for one session is £5, but taking part in both sessions is £8. 

July 07, 2017

EKF Northern Region Squad Training

A Squad and Elite Squad training opportunity at the British Combat Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. 

The Head Coach is Paul Newby and the Assistant Coaches are Frank Pullano and Matt Price. 

Juniors (10 - 14 years) will register at 09.30 and training will be from 10.00 until 12.00 

Seniors (15 years and above) will register at 12.00 and training will be from 12.30 until 14.00 

THERE IS A £20 FEE PAYABLE VIA THE ONLINE FORM. THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS MONDAY 3RD JULY AT 17.00. ENSURE ALL LICENCES ARE IN DATE FOR THE EVENT. 

June 25, 2017

WKF Youth Training and K1 Youth Cup in Croatia

Good luck to all athletes attending the youth training and K1 youth cup in Croatia. 

Kai Longden, Zak Longden and Georgia Mitchell will attend the Youth Training and the K1 Youth Cup, and Joshua Gleadell will attend the K1 Youth Cup. 

May 26, 2017

British Championships

British Championships taking place on the 27th and 28th May at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. 

Congratulations to all participants, on the first time representing BRA. The final medals table shows BRA as 22nd in Britain. 

Medal results are as follows;

Gold -

Ethan Simpson - Disability Wheelchair Kata

Silver - 

Sensei Matt Handley - Veterans

Bronze - 

16-17 Boys Teams - Luke Robinson, Jake Haynes, Thomas Raistrick

12-13 Boys Teams - Kai Longden, Luca Sayers

June 03, 2017

Aimee Sell Kata Course

Exclusive training session for BRA students with Aimee Sell, the current England Youth Kata coach. 

Don't miss out on this invaluable experience, and book sooner rather than later!

May 12, 2017

1st Summer Camp

1st Annual Summer Camp to be held on the 12th, 13th and 14th May in Presthaven, Prestatyn, North Wales. 

Arrival on the evening of Friday 12th, with training on Saturday 13th in the morning at Prestatyn sports centre, to include Kata, Kumite and Embu. Training and games to be held on the beach from 11am on Sunday 14th. 

Camp T-shirts will be available to order closer to the time. 

April 24, 2017

Junior U21 England National Kumite 'A' Squad Selection

Congratulations to Joshua Gleadell and Jake Haynes on their selection for the new Cadet, Junior U21 England National Kumite 'A' Squad.

April 07, 2017

English Championships

English Championships - 8th/9th April 

In the first major championship entered as Bushido Ryu Association 3 Medals were won and the final medal table showed BRA placing at 15th. 

Gold & New English Champion - Jake Haynes

Silver (Disability Kata) - Ethan Simpson

Bronze (Junior Female Team) - Erin Simpson and Chloe Moxon

March 20, 2017

EKF Northern Region Selection

Josh Gleadell was selected for the Northern Region to compete in the upcoming EKF Inter Regional Team Cup

January 08, 2017

Kumite and Kata Course 8th January 2017

First course of 2017, at Bushido Ryu Halifax Academy. Open to all students, excellent workshop for EKF Kyu Grade Championships.

January 15, 2017

EKF Kyu Grade Championships

EKF Kyu Grade Championships, held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

January 22, 2017

EKF Referee and Coach examination course

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