Bristol & Portishead Karate Centres
BE SAFE – HAVE FUN – ACHIEVE – BUILD CONFIDENCE
We are a friendly Shotokan karate club, established in 2010, to bring traditional Japanese martial arts to Bristol & North Somerset.
We teach Tiger Warriors aged 8-10 years old, kids aged 11-17 years, and seniors 18+.
We teach in Ashton, Bristol and Portishead, North Somerset
Chief Instructor Michael Harris, 3rd dan, is qualified by licences issued from Japan to Instruct, Referee and Examine.
Michael is a World Karate medallist (2013) and National Kata Champion (2016)
Michael has public liability insurance and is DBS Police-checked (formerly CRB).
We have a club Executive Committee:
Technical Director: Masao Kawasoe, 7th dan JKA
Chairman/ Treasurer: Michael Harris, 3rd dan
Child Protection Officer: Susan Kedward
Legal Officer: James Kolaczkowski, 1st dan
We have been successful Internationally and Nationally, and look forward to helping our students develop.
We practice karate as taught by the Japan Karate Association – ‘Keeper’s of Karate’s Highest Traditions’
We are affiliated to the Japan Karate Association (Afro-Eurasia) under Masao Kawasoe, 7th Dan JKA
‘Where everyone develops character’