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

Sep 25th, 2020
Interview with instructor Damion Wood

Interview with Damion Wood Sensei  By Max Beddow It is always good to get an insight into the background training of any karate champion, so I will start with the

Sep 21st, 2020
World champion joins UKBF Karate division

The UKBF would like to welcome to the Karate division, Damion Wood Sensei who holds the grade of 5th Dan in Okinawan Goju Ryu. He has trained since the age