British Kenpo Karate Association


The name of our organization under which our academy is registered is the British Kenpo Karate Association (B.K.K.A.).


Our Purpose & Goals


The purpose and goals of the British Kenpo Karate Association Academy's are:


  • To promote, teach and develop Ed Parker's American Kenpo, throughout the UK.

  • To give technical and administrative support to it's academy instructors.

  • To continue to evolve American Kenpo, an unparalleled quality Martial Art.

  • To promote the "FAMILY" of Kenpo and to be an organization of INTEGRITY and HONOUR.


Benefits of Being a Member of British Kenpo Karate Association


For a student to be a member, there is a payment of £10.00 upon joining their British Kenpo Karate Association  academy. This payment is included in your joining membership fee that your British Kenpo Karate Association instructor takes as the initial 1st year membership and this includes the following materials and benefits.


Materials for Members


  • British Kenpo Karate Association licence book.

  • B.K.K.A. shoulder flash.


Benefits of Membership


  • Invitation to B.K.K.A. events for which member discounts will be available to B.K.K.A. members.

  • Fully accredited testing for all British Kenpo Karate Association member students.

  • Opportunities for instructors to progress toward higher rank through well-defined prerequisites.

  • Quality instruction for all British Kenpo Karate Association instructors in American Kenpo Karate.

  • The right to wear British Kenpo Karate Association shoulder flash patches and badges.

  • To be a part of a forward thinking evolving organization dedicated to the study of American Kenpo.

  • To promote a FAMILY SPIRIT within their clubs and within the B.K.K.A. 

  • Opportunities to train at seminars in the UK, Europe, the USA and beyond with World renowned instructors.


Directors of the British Kenpo Karate Association


Ms Jaki McVicar from Torquay and Mr Matt Snell from Exeter, are

the joint directors of the British Kenpo Karate Association, details of their

training venues can be found below. The original founders of the BKKA

are Ms Jaki McVicar and Mr Merv Ormand.

Any requests for a new academy membership must be approved by

one of the directors or founder members. 

Approved Instructors


B.K.K.A. Approved Instructors are those of Apprentice Black Belt and above who have been B.K.K.A. Clubs/Academies for over 10 years, fully insured as instructors, CRB checked and First Aid certificated.


Academy Locations and Times


Monday - Torquay             

Ms Jaki McVicar, All Saints Church Hall, Cary Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3QT

Children 6:45 - 7:30pm, Adults 8:00 - 9:00pm, Senior Black 9:00 - 9:30pm 


Tuesday - Exeter               

Mr Matt Snell, Southbrook School, Bishop Westall Road, Exeter EX2 6JB 

Children 6.30pm-7.30pm,  Adults 7.30pm-8.30pm


Wednesday - Torquay

Ms Jaki McVicar, All Saints Church Hall, Cary Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3QT

Children 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Adults 8:00 - 9:00pm, Senior Black 9:00 - 9:30pm



To be confirmed.


Friday - Exeter

Mr Matt Snell, Countess Wear School, Glasshouse Lane, Countess Wear - Exeter EX2 7BS

Children 7.00pm-8.00pm. Adults 8.00pm-9.00pm, Senior Black 9.00pm - 10.00pm


Classes and Times

All classes held at Countess Wear School, Glasshouse Lane, Countess Wear, Exeter EX2 7BS

Tuesdays                                     Fridays

Children   6.30pm - 7.30pm         Children   7.00pm - 8.00pm

Adults       7.30pm - 8.30pm         Adults       8.00pm - 9.00pm

All telephone enquires 01392 253622, leave a message and we will get back to you, or contact us by email address at




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