BRAVO KARATE was established in 2017, based in Portsmouth and has quickly developed into a dynamic club, with a range of training, competition and other events. However, the club still has an inclusive and welcoming environment and is very much a part of the local community. Students of all ages feel a sense of belonging and strong bonds of friendship are formed between club members.

  We teach Shotokan Karate to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, a safe and healthy opportunity of physical exercise, mental training and relaxation, the club founders Anna Carvalho and Roger Emerick want to encourage students to challenge themselves to achieve new levels of success.

Karate classes in an inclusive and welcoming enviroment to all.



Aged     4 until     7 years old

  One of the main goals at this age it introduces the Karate fundamentals and values whilst developing psychomotor and cognitive skills.

  Creative, fun and motivating lessons are extremely important to engage kids, makes learning Karate easier and enjoyable, building the foundation to long-terms objectives.


Aged     8  until     12  years old

  Class designed to promote drills with complex movements that require explosive energy, precision, technique, memory, focus, concentration and self-discipline, a range of helpful benefits for children's daily routine and surely essential to achieve success in many aspects of life. 

  Teach self-defence requires responsibility and prudence, throughout the sessions, students learn not only to protect themselves but also develop an attitude of respect and self-confidence, a very effective tool to overcome bullying and solve conflicts.


  Karate as a sport is also initiated at this phase, ensuring talented young people are allowed to turn their talent into success, these lessons could be the start of a journey that can culminate in global and Olympic sporting achievements.  


Aged  13 years old & above

   Is never too late for Karate lessons and it's regardless of physical abilities.


  Some of the benefits Karate offers kids are the same for teens and adults in additional of a friendly group and great atmosphere of training what assist to lower levels of anxiety, depression and stress, improving your mood and ability to sleep.


  It's a fantastic challenge and an intense activity, the techniques are broken down into simple moves, thereby students can learn and train the Karate moves in a dynamic session, a workout that encompassing every muscle group in the body, it's an excellent weight-loss method and improves cardiovascular health.


  Certainly, it will promote better overall body condition while teaching you important self-defence, street awareness and safety abilities. 


in official competitions

Come to make part of our team


TRAINING CAMPS - Throughout the HALF TERM Holidays.

GRADING EXAMS - Achieve personal goals at the Karate Belt System

ANNUAL KARATE FESTIVAL -  Internal Championship



We are happy to announce the first Bravo Karate Online KATA Championship!

This event will be open to all members and their families. it will motivate our training and it's super easy to take part.

You can submit videos to compete in all modalities below:

🥋 Individual Kata;
🥋🥋 Pairs Kata;
🥋🥋🥋 Team Kata.

🆓️ No registration fees;
🥇 Medals for all competitors;

🤜 Any age group and grade are allowed to participate in this contest;

🥋 Karate suit is not mandatory, but we recommend to wear if you have it;

✌ You can perform any Kata that you wish, including advanced ones,
we know that Kata could be difficult for youngsters Karatekas, but give a go, even if you know just part of it, also there is no problem if you create a whole new sequence of movements, on this online contest the most important is to take part;

♾ Anyone can compose Pairs and Teams, invite people from your household, teach them if is necessary and training together. There is no limit on the numbers of members on Team Kata, 3 members or more will be accepted;

🌐🎥 Want to do pairs or team Kata with Karate mates, but you cannot see each other for now, no problem, you still can perform pairs or team even apart, contact your friend(s) and each of you film your performance at home and after those videos can be edit, send to us and we'll be more than happy to help and bring your Katas together in the screen;

🥇📦 Medals will be awarded once we are back to normal classes or we can deliver it, keeping all measures of social distancing;

》》 Submit videos at Bravo Facebook inbox or email: before 1st June.

💻 You can send videos of your preparation or doubts you may have before submitting your final performance, we'll be glad to assist and give some feedback on it.

Also, we are bringing 5 links of online Katas training that may help you 👇👇👇

➡️ Shotokan Sensei Youtube Channel has all Shotokan demonstrated slowly and with commentaries:

➡️ SF Karate Training Youtube Channel, former French Kata athlete Sonia Fiuza, her channel has some Katas and other Karate training videos:

➡️ This a video with the 6 first Katas by two young Karatekas, very well performed and dynamic:

➡️ Mark and Myles Basic Karate Moves, our young instructors have Heian Shodan videos at their channel, follow them:

➡️ Website with a videos list of all Shotokan Katas (Thanks Richie for this tip 😉):

Good luck, everyone! Looking forward to your performance 😁✌👊

BRAVO KARATE is also partner with the UK’s Leading Martial Arts Equipment Supplier

Karate Suits, Gloves, Shin Pad's.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED to empower your journey!

Contact one of our instructors for further information's




    Anna is Karate Instructor and co-owner of Bravo Karate. She has been training since the age of twelve, currently holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate.


    Competing at numerous national and international Championships in the discipline of Shiai Kumite (Competition Sparring), was a member of the Brazilian National Team, 2x Brazilian National Champion, Pan American Bronze medallist U21, 2x Brazilian University Champion, British International Open Silver medallist, English National Championship 2018 Gold and Silver medallist.


    Anna has also a Physical Education Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in Strength Conditioning. Based on all those years of training and teaching, she believes that Karate as a way of life brings a positive impact on practitioners and their families.


   Training at a good club you will always be surrounded by people who will encourage you to accomplish your goals and a high level of personal satisfaction no matter your age, background or abilities.



   Rogerio is black belt Karate Shotokan and has been training and competing since 2004. He is proudly instructor, co-owner of Bravo Karate and has also a Physical Education Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in Strength Conditioning. 


  He considers teach and share what he knows truly rewarding and that Karate training could be a life-changing experience to any dedicated student, as it gives you a whole new perspective, confidence and tools that you need to face life adversities.


  For over seven years Rogerio integrated the Brazilian National Team starting in the cadet division, progressing to U21, University and Senior division. Fighting at all levels of competitions, including medalling at Continentals and World events.


  Some of his best results were 4 gold medals at Sul American Senior Championships, World University Championship Bronze medallist - Shiai Kumite Team, and English National Championship 2017 Silver medallist.

Committed to the high quality of attendance, our instructors also have:

Enhanced DBS check UK

Safeguarding and Child protection Course

First AID Qualified

Accredited Coaches by English Karate Federation



17pm   to   18pm

KIDS ( Aged 4 until 7 years old )


18pm   to   19pm

JUNIOR, TEENS & ADULTS ( Aged 8 years old and above )


                           HAVELOCK COMMUNITY CENTRE

16pm   to   17pm

KIDS ( Aged 4 until 6 years old )

17pm   to   18pm

JUNIOR ( Aged 7 years old and above )

324 Fawcet Rd, Southsea, PO4 0LQ


                           BUCKLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE

17pm   to   18pm

KIDS ( Aged 4 until 7 years old )

18pm   to   19pm

JUNIOR ( Aged 8 until 11 years old  )

Malins Rd, PO2 7BT

19pm   to   20pm

TEENS & ADULTS ( 12 years old and above )


                           STAMSHAW & TIPNER COMMUNITY CENTRE

16:50pm   to   17h50pm

KIDS ( Aged 4 until 6 years old )

17:50pm  to   18:50pm

JUNIOR ( Aged 7 years old and above )

69 Wilson Rd, PO2 8LE



17pm   to   18pm

KIDS ( Aged 4 until 7 years old )

Hawthorn Crescent, PO6 2TL

18pm   to   19pm


Milton Rd, Southsea PO4 8PG

16pm   to   17pm

KIDS ( Aged 4 years old and above )

TEENS & ADULTS ( Aged 8 years and above )


  If you’re ready to come along and join the BRAVO KARATE classes for a FREE trial session or need more information, simply get in touch using the form below, also by email, text, call or message us through ours social media. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

077 2938 9862


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