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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

Sep 21st, 2020
Welcome to new member

The UKBF would like to welcome as a new instructor Brian Carpenter Sensei and the Komori Dojo. Carpenter Sensei has been studying traditional Budo for around 35 years and regularly

Sep 16th, 2020
Karate History Part 3

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

Aug 12th, 2020
Karate History Part 2

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

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

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:

Jul 17th, 2019
Karate division grading

On Monday the Bushinkai Academy held a Karate grading at its Manchester headquarters. Students from the Chorlton club also attended. The Bushinkai Academy is run by Simon Keegan (Kyoshi 6th

Apr 23rd, 2019
International comp win and Dan grading for UKBF instructors Stateside

Six weeks ago UKBF director Julian Mallalieu and his student Gareth Beaumont travelled to the United States on a most memorable trip as Julian graded (on the mat) 6th Dan

Feb 20th, 2019
UKBF & UKUMA Joint Instructors Meeting – February 2019

The UKBF & UKUMA held its first joint instructors meeting on February 17 2019. The meeting was held at the Hombu in Hyde and attended by around 30 instructors from

Jan 20th, 2019
UKBF Board Meeting Minutes – January 2019

Directors: Mark Wood Kyoshi (director) – MW Julian Mallalieu Kyoshi (director) – JM Simon Keegan Kyoshi (director) SK Lee Scowcroft (marketing director) – LS Agenda: Memberships and licenses Members overview

Nov 14th, 2018
UKBF works with Japanese Embassy

The United Kingdom Budo Federation has attended a meeting with the Japanese Embassy to advise on next year’s Season of Culture. Announced in August 2017 by Prime Ministers May and

Nov 13th, 2018
New instructors in Karate, Jujutsu and Aikido divisions

When the United Kingdom Budo Federation (UKBF) relaunched this year it was headed by technical directors Mark Wood (Jujutsu), Julian Mallalieu (Kobudo and Batto) and Simon Keegan (Karate and Jujutsu).

Oct 23rd, 2018
Welcoming new instructors to the UKBF

When the United Kingdom Budo Federation (UKBF) relaunched this year it was headed by technical directors Mark Wood (Jujutsu), Julian Mallalieu (Kobudo and Batto) and Simon Keegan (Karate and Jujutsu).

Sep 23rd, 2018
UKBF relaunched at Budo Live 2018

Budo Live was everything that is good about martial arts. More than 100 people from all over the country came to the course. Ages from about 8 to 80, grades

Sep 15th, 2018
UKBF meets Japanese Embassy

Minister Akamatsu, Economic Minister at the Japanese Embassy met with a UKBF director last month at a dinner hosted by the Honorary Consul of Japan. As part of Manchester’s combined efforts to

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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