We train twice each week, on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings, and both are usually held in the Parish Hall at Backwell crossroads. For those looking for more training, our sister club, Nailsea Karate, also trains on Wednesday evenings.

Training sessions are for mixed ages (age 7 and upwards) and abilities, meaning they're perfect for both individuals and families alike. For children aged 5-7 we hold separate 12 week introductory courses. Visit the Bushido Warriors page to find out when the next course starts.

We cover a full traditional Karate syllabus, taking you through Karate basics, kata (traditional sequences or forms) and sparring, from controlled drills for beginners right through to free sparring for those more experienced.

Overall though, the emphasis is on your own personal development and helping you to reach your goals. That's why, when you start and at regular intervals, we'll ask you what you want to get out of your training at Backwell Karate: whether it's reaching your next belt, competing in a tournament or simply keeping fit while learning a traditional martial art.

How to get here

By car

Backwell Karate is easy to reach. Situated at Backwell crossroads, we're halfway between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare on the A370.

Enter your post code in the box on the right to get directions from Google Maps. Or, if you're using sat nav, just type in BS48 3QW. With iPhone, tap 'Backwell Karate Club' into the Search menu on Maps.

By bus

If you're travelling from Bristol or Weston-Super-Mare there are a number of buses you can catch which stop at Backwell crossroads, including the X1, 351, 352 and 353. The 362 from Bristol to Clevedon also stops just across the road.

For the latest public transport information, please check the Traveline website or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. Calls from landlines and mobiles are charged at 12p per minute. Your phone company may add its own access charge but it will tell you about this.

Backwell training times

Fridays:6.30-7.30pm (beginners upwards*)
 7.30-8.30pm (3rd kyu+, age 10+)
Sundays:10.00-11.00am (all grades)
*Brown belts 10 or older train from 7.30pm.

Nailsea training times

Wednesday:6.30-7.30pm (beginners upwards)
 7.30-8.30pm (3rd kyu+)
Visit the Nailsea Karate site for more info

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