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Wednesday, 06 May 2015

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Congratulations to Steven Miller awarded 5th Dan by the SKA Grading Panel

Photo Mr Jim Kidd  SKA Chairman presenting Steven with his 5th Dan certificate.


Congratulations to Alex Hunter awarded their 5th Dan at the SKA Championships held on Sunday 16th March 2015



Officials at the  Scottish Karate Association Championships  held on Sunday 4th November 2012 at holyrood Sports Centre Toryglen Rutherglen

Waiting to be won


Three full point front kick

The Scottish Karate do Association was established in 1963 and was the first karate association in Scotland, and held the first Scottish National Karate Championships.
It is now one of the largest and most influential Karate Associations in Scotland.
We have clubs all around the country so please choose the S.K.A. Clubs section above to locate a club

Hollywood star Brian Cox was awarded an honorary Scottish Karate Association Black Belt on the 5th of October 2011. The accomplished actor was given the honorary award for his work in raising money for diabetes research, being a patron for the Scottish Youth Theatre and the Screen Academy Scotland, promoting Age UK and for his role as University of Dundee's Rector.

Brian’s other awards includes: Commander of the order of the British Empire and an honorary doctorate.


SKA championships will be held on the 4th November 2012 at Holyrood sports centre Rutherglen 


The SKA Committee would like to welcome back into Full membership Mr Gordon Gavienas 7th Dan and his club members.  Gordons Clubs will now be known as The Budo Karate Club and all are officially recognised by the Scottish Karate Association and the Scottish Karate Governing Body. Check Gordons clubs on the club section.

Enquires regarding club membership please e-mail Mrs Carol Miller at 

All enquires treated in the strictest confidence


The SKA continues to grow in membership with over 500 members recorded in 2011 / 2012 with Gordon Gavienas’s Prestigious Budo Karate clubs re-joining the SKA to allow his clubs to develop properly and independently. We look forward to our membership numbers moving over 600 in the year 2012/2013


Congratulations to Eric Blyth of Satori Karate club who qualified as a British Karate Federation referee at the British Championships held on June 3rd 2012


SKA success at the Wishaw Grand Prix held on the 10th june 2012:

Senior Female Kumite
Natalie Gavienas - Gold
Lauren Gavienas - Silver
Emma McLelland - Bronze

Girls 10-14 yrs 9-4thkyu Kata
Daisy Major - Silver


Congratulations to Gordon Gavienas Graded to 7th Dan by the SKA and ratified by the Scottish Karate Governing Body.


Scottish International Open 2012

Budo Karate Club were at the scottish open internationl at the weekend and

 James and Gavin McCreadie 16yr won silver in the Junior male team event.


Scottish National Kata championships May 2012
Three SKA students from Budo Karate Club entered the scottish kata championships at the weekend. Natalie Gaviens, Lauren Gavienas (Female Senior Shotokan) and Daisy Major (Under 10yrs). Lauren and Daisy both did well and were put out by the finalists. Natalie came 3rd in the Shotokan Female Senior Open event. It was a long day but well worth it.  Lots of experience on the mat


Successfull Candidates at the Dan grading held April 2012 congratulations to Peter Sheridan (last on the right) awarded 5th Dan

Successful candidates at the Dan grading held on May 13th 2012  from left to right

Mauruse Rygiol 1st Dan  - Alastair Graham 3rd Dan -

Brain Thompson 1st Dan -Gordon Gavienas 7th Dan -

Peter Sheridan 5th Dan

Chairman Mr Iain Rennie awarded 6th Dan at the grading on Friday 13th May 2011

Scottish Karate Association Dan Grade Awards  

Congratulations to

Mr Jim Kidd  awarded his 8th Dan and

Mrs Carol Miller awarded her 6th Dan

Mr Iain Rennie awarded his 6th Dan



The SKA championships were held on Sunday 27th February 2011 at Holyrood Sports Centre Glasgow.

 See latest new for results


The University of Dundee club achieved the following results at the

Scottish Universities Sport competition Sunday 2nd May 2011.

Results are:
Men’s Team Kumite - Bronze (Prabash Wijethunga Mark McCall, Chris McDougal, Ruaridh Soutar)
Women’s Team Kumite - Bronze (Stephanie Kerr, Elizabeth Hardman, Sarah Layden)
Women’s Senior Kumite, Stephanie Kerr- Silver
Women’s Novice Kumite, Sarah Layden - Bronze
Men’s Senior Kumite, Mark McCall- Bronze

Congratulations and well done to all.


Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 December 2017 )
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