About BKA

One of the oldest Shotokan clubs in Scotland, Bushido Karate Club was founded on 28 April 1974 by Donald MacInnes, at the Muirend Pavillion in the south side of Glasgow. Sensei MacInnes was the Chairman of the Scottish Karate Governing Body (SKGB) until May 2009. The SKGB is the only recognised Body in Scotland.

Bushido Karate Club originally was part of the KUS (Karate Union of Scotland) then the SKA (Scottish Karate Association) and in May 2010 has become its own Association – Bushido Karate Association.

Now retired, Sensei MacInnes was one of Scotland’s few 8th Dan Black Belts. The role of Chief instructor was passed to Stuart Ramsay 7th Dan in 2013.

In February 2012, Sensei John Elliot 6th Dan took over as Chairman of the Association having been instrumental in developing Bushido Karate Association as it is today.

The Bushido Karate Association is a family friendly run association. We welcome all levels and ages of students, experienced or not and encourage them to find their path in the study of Shotokan Karate. We also cater of anyone interested in the competitive side of karate and provide full support and training where necessary.

All our coaches are fully insured, PVG checked, endorsed and approved by the governing SKGB body.