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.


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.


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


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

Apply today as an individual or a club!


Latest News & Events

Jul 20th, 2020
Karate History Part 1

The following history is taken from the book Karate Jutsu by UKBF director Simon Keegan.  There are very few records of the art of Karate prior to the 1800s but

Aug 10th, 2019
Dan gradings in Batley

The United Kingdom Budo Federation (UKBF) has awarded the grade of 7th Dan Shotokan Karate to Keith Prole Sensei. Keith began his martial arts training at the famous Leeds Budokan