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.
in official competitions
Come to make part of our team
WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, COURSES and INTERCLUB TRAINING'S.
TRAINING CAMPS - Throughout the HALF TERM Holidays.
GRADING EXAMS - Achieve personal goals at the Karate Belt System
ANNUAL KARATE FESTIVAL - Internal Championship
COME AND JOIN US!
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:
Good luck, everyone! Looking forward to your performance 😁✌👊
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Contact one of our instructors for further information's
ANNA PAULA DE CARVALHO
ATHLETE / INSTRUCTOR / CO-OWNER
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.
ATHLETE / INSTRUCTOR / CO-OWNER
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
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.