Grading syllabus


Official K.B.I Europe Website:

Main Dojo: CMC Sport & Social Club, University of Wales Hospital, Heath, 

Cardiff, Wales, UK.  CF14 4XW

                                                                                       (Instructor: Shihan Mike Tan – Black Belt 7th Dan)

Little Tiger Class: Sunday (12 – 1)pm

Senior Advanced Class: Monday (8.30 – 10)pm

Satellite clubs:

St. Cenydd Leisure Centre Dojo

Classes Wednesday 6.00pm-8.00pm
St. Cenydd Road
CF83 2RP
Senior Instructor: Sensei Paul Wallen (4th Dan)/Coaching Officer
Facebook: KBI-Caerphilly Club
University of South Wales Dojo
(Treforest Campus) Student Union Gym
Classes Thursday 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Forest Grove
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF37 1UF
 Senior Instructor: Sensei Lee Tan (3rd Dan) & Alex Beck (1st Dan)
Fairwater Dojo at Cardiff Martial Arts Academy
Karate Classes Monday and Thursday 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Unit 4 Norbury Road
Senior Instructors: Sensei Lee James (3rd Dan)


What is Karate Budokan ?
Budokan is a traditional art of self de-fence. The style of karate is based on the Kenshinkan (older version of Shotokan) and some Chinese kung fu and Tae kwon do influence.
Our organisation is a full member of the WKGB, British Karate Federation and European & World Karate Federation.  Karate Budokan International was founded on July 17, 1966 by (the late) Chew Choo Soot in Petaling
Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Why learn Budokan Karate?
Interestingly, the number of people who join to learn self defence by no means represent the majority. Many people join to get fit, some join because it’s something different, and so on. Whatever the reason, those that preserve with the practice of karate invariably find it has much more to offer, both physically and mentally, than conventional sports. Often, the original reason for joining becomes forgotten as students become fascinated in the study of karate for it’s own sake.

What advantages will it give me ?
We’re mixed bunch from all walks of life. There is no set “type” or age or sex. You will not find thugs or bullies at karate. The environment is disciplined ( it has to be for safety reasons) , yet relaxed and friendly. We all encourage and help each other as much as possible .The one thing we all have in common is the desire to improve our karate skills and technique. That’s all we’ll ever ask of you
Do I have to be fit to take up karate ?
No you don’t, obviously the fitter you are to begin with the easier it will be for you to progress, but we have no expectations of our beginners’ level of fitness.

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KBI Germany excels at the German Open, held in Aalen last weekend,
bagging 28 trophies in total. Seventeen students participated in the
Tournament, winners include Georg Groß bagging 3 3 first places, congratulations to the entire German team, well done!

Andrew Clark in Action at the Welsh Open

KBI – Germany, Shihan Mike Tan Spring 2012 Karate Course

KBI Germany

KBI Germany

The 2012 KBI World Championships are getting very close now. KBI Wales athletes need to download and complete an entry form and give it to your instructor with the appropriate fee to be validated by Shihan Mike Tan as soon as possible.  Athletes from overseas organisations should submit their application to their national Head of Delegation.The categories list can also be downloaded from the championships page on this website.  All forms needed can be found on the 2012 Chmpionships page.



The WKGB held the Welsh Closed Competiton at the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff on Sunday 15th April.
Junior competitors from the KBI Caerphilly Dojo and seniors from the Heath Dojo obtained medals in several categories:

  • C Griffths – u10 girls kata – bronze
  • Lauren-May Preeceu – u15 girls kata – bronze
  • Harry Paterson – u14 boys kumite – bronze
  • C. phillips – u14 girls kumite – bronze
  • Joshua Isaac – u18 male kumite – silver
  • J wallen, O Higgs, I Harley – under 12 boys kumite – silver
  • Lee James, Andrew Clark, Mike Aubrey – Senior male team kumite – bronze

Also great work individuals just missing out on medals:

  • Emily Jane Wallen – u15 girle kata
  • Harry Paterson – uu14 boys kata
  • J Wallen – u10 boys kumite, O Higgs and I Harley u12 boys kumite

Great effort by all keep up the good work standard as always very high



The new WKF Kata and Kumite Competition Rules can be downloaded from the WKF website, click here:



KBI Squad Training Session

KBI Squad Training 2011

KBI Brown and Black Belt Course and Grading 2011

KBI Black and Brown Belt Course and Grading 2011
Manon Carpenter our Karate Black belt is the UCI Mountain Bike World 2011 Champion! Check out the link below.”

Grandmasters Visit to Cardiff (Feb – 2011)

Grandmasters visit to cardiff