Archie Russell

4 March, 2021

The SKF was saddened to hear that one of our Life Members, Archie Russell, passed away recently.

Archie has been a member of the SKF for over 40 years, training at the Old YMCA in Edinburgh, at Port Seton with Davy Scott and at Meadowbank with Hamish Adam.

Many in the SKF will have fond memories of training with Archie over the years. He will be sadly missed.

SKF International Women’s Day

15 February, 2021

To celebrate International Women’s day, train with the SKF’s top female coaches on Sunday 7th March 2021 11am-1pm.

Please sign up via this link

This session is free for all SKF members who are a kyu grade or above to attend – male or female. The session will be delivered online via zoom.

  • Lesley Cairns, SKF Kata coach
  • Kirsten Bonar, European Karate Federation Referee and SKF Vice-chair
  • Lisa Scott, Former SKF and Scottish National team kumite athlete
  • Chloe Maclean, Former SKF and Scottish National team kumite athlete

Zoom Kata Course

8 February, 2021

SKF Kata Course 28th February 2021

The SKF Kata Coaches invite you all to a Zoom Kata Course on the above date.

Junior Grades (up to 4th Kyu)                     from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.

Senior Grades (3rd Kyu and above)     from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

These courses will each focus on a single Kata:

Juniors :               Pinan Shodan

Seniors :            Wanshu

Please remember to wear you Gi!

(NOTE: They are free to attend, but the numbers are restricted to 20 per class on a first come first served basis, so book soon)

Please contact Paul by email ( to reserve a place.

Bruce Reeves

26 November, 2020

It was with great sorrow the SKF received the news that our former licensing officer and Life Member Bruce Reeves 5th Dan has sadly passed away.

Bruce will be remembered fondly by many as an instructor and referee who dedicated many years of service to the SKF.

He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to his family.

Bruce Reeves 5th Dan
Bruce Reeves 5th Dan

SKF Lockdown Raffle

28 June, 2020

Deadline extended to 31st July 2020. Win KO karate suit. Tickets £5. Contact Sharlene Boyd or Sarah Buchanan directly for tickets.

Karate Through Quarantine SKF T-Shirt

23 May, 2020

Luke Easton (England National Karate Team) of Kicking Clothing has kindly added the SKF Logo to a Lockdown Tshirt he has designed.

To help us support the SKF and raise some funds during this uncertain time, for every tshirt purchased, Luke will donate £4 directly to SKF, a sharing gesture. Let’s get behind our federation and continue to grow!

Tshirts can be purchased using the following link for £14.99 including postage.


Thanks for your continued support – Team SKF

Lockdown Quizzes

18 April, 2020

During the lockdown period we will produce weekly online quizzes. Check the Quiz Page each week for new quizzes.

For our more advance members, check your knowledge of the pair work:

Lockdown Quiz Week 1

1 April, 2020

Lisa Scott has created a quiz for everyone to test their karate knowledge during the lockdown. Share your result on our Facebook page. Click on the link or image below to launch the quiz.

Karate Lockdown Quiz Week 1

Karate Lockdown Quiz

Dan Gradings 2020

18 March, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation the SKF has taken the decision to cancel the March and June 2020 Dan Gradings.

Due to the cancellation of courses and competitions it has been agreed that students attempting Dan Grades in November 2020 will only require 10 stamps for that Grading only. Gradings held in 2021 will revert to 20 stamps.

We appreciate your ongoing support at these difficult times.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

13 March, 2020

Our event on Sunday 15th March WILL GO AHEAD as planned.

I have taken advice from NHS Scotland, SKGB, Scottish Government and UK Government has issued guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19), which the Scottish Karate Federation is sharing with our members.

Please read the attached guidance

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