Karate is the name given to the mostly unarmed fighting arts of Okinawa. Karate is split into sub regions of Okinawa, namely Shuri Te, Naha Te and Tomari Te.

Today Shuri Te and Tomari Te are represented by styles like Shorin Ryu, Matsubayashi Ryu, Shotokan, Budokan and Seibukan; and Naha Te is represented by styles like Goju Ryu and Uechi Ryu. The style of Shito Ryu combines both Shuri/Tomari Te and Naha Te.

The technical director for Shotokan/Budokan and Karate Jutsu is Simon Keegan 6th Dan Kyoshi, author of the book Karate Jutsu who has studied the art for decades and trained under some of Japan and Chinese senior grandmasters.

Mallalieu Sensei is our technical director for Shito Ryu, holding 6th Dan Kyoshi in the art under Fumio Demura’s Genbukai, and also holding 7th Dan in Shukokai Karate. Mallalieu Sensei also produces many medal-winning students in World Karate Federation endorsed competitions.

In 2006 the UKBF hosted a seminar celebrating 50 years of British Karate. We have also hosted as guest instructors the likes of Keith Prole Sensei (Shotokan) and Derrick Parsons Sensei (Goju Ryu).

Includes but not limited to styles such as Shotokan, Wado Ryu, Goju Ryu, Shito Ryu, Shukokai, Kyokushin, Shorin Ryu, Matsubayashi Ryu, Uechi Ryu, etc..

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Latest News & Events

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

Jul 17th, 2019
Budo Live September 22

The biggest event of the traditional martial arts calendar takes place on September 22 sanctioned by the UKBF. Budo Live returns: