What's it all about?

The GNKA (Grampian and Northern Karate Association) was formed in 1985 by Sensei Brian Bothwell, 6th Dan, along with senior members of the Aberdeen Budokai Karate Club. Now president and chief instructor for the organisation, with more than thirty years' training under his belt, Brian is also an SKB (Scottish Karate Board) approved grading examiner.

The association has grown into one of the largest karate organisations in Scotland, with members spread throughout the North East, including: Aberdeen, PortlethenInverbervie, Inverurie, Stonehaven, Ellon, and Fraserburgh.

Black Belt gradings are performed by Sensei Dirk Heene, 7th Dan, WKSA (World Karate Shotokan Academy). Sensei Heene is the top European instructor of the Shotokan Ryu Kase Ha Academy, and teaches karate worldwide. He is also a former European kata champion.

The GNKA is directly affiliated to, and governed by, the Scottish Karate Governing Body (SKGB), which is the only body within karate to be set up by national government to control the organisation and development of karate in Scotland.

The SKGB is also the only body within karate to be recognised by Sport Scotland. 

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