The United Kingdom Budo Federation

The UKBF is your chance to be a part of a real traditional Japanese style body that is respected and gives respect and already has a strong reputation for its events.

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Affiliation for associations, clubs and
individual practitioners, regardless of grade.

We offer the chance to be a part of a traditional, reputable governing body that grants traditional
Japanese style tuition and authentic grades and titles as well as top quality seminars.

History

The United Kingdom Budo Federation is a governing body for traditional Japanese and Okinawan martial arts, run with a firm ethos of quality, honesty and good standards.

 

Directors

The UK directors are Mark Wood, Simon Keegan and Julian Mallalieu.

Divisions

Our criteria is that you must be trained and graded in a recognised Japanese (or Okinawan) system of one of the main Budo styles.

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Latest News & Events

Oct 10th, 2020
Karate History Part 4

The following history is adapted from the book Karate Jutsu by UKBF director Simon Keegan. In part 1  we looked at early indigenous martial arts of the Ryukyu, discussing weapons and armour used on

Sep 28th, 2020
Interview with UKBF co-director Simon Keegan

UKBF founding director, and technical director for Karate Simon Keegan (6th Dan Kyoshi) is interviewed by Scottish Karateka and writer John Clark. John: So the obvious first question, where did