BRITISH INSTITUTE OF KARATE ORGANIZATION
welcome a wide variety of Clubs, from those practicing Traditional Styles,
Sport Karate, Korean Styles, and those that are Mixed Styles such as
Wado Based, Shotokan based, Korean based Styles.
Whilst we welcome established instructors of any dan grade, we are keen
to help new instructors just starting out, including new 1st dans who
would like to run their own club, but feel that they can not do this
within their present organization or influence of their instructors.
We can assist with advice on starting a club and supporting its development.
The only compulsory requirement is that all instructors have Professional
This can be obtained through B.I.K.O, with instructors who have coaching
a discount on P.I. Insurance. Or instructors can obtain this themselves
from companies like,
Towry Law or Perkins
Benifits of Membership.
National and International Recognition, Being part of
a Prestigious Progressive Thinking Organization that has a policy of
Fun, Friendship, and Good Karate at Affordable Prices. Access to our
Senior Instructors, and Training with the Former World Heavy
Weight Champion, Current European Champion LEON WALTERS.
Access to the Japanese and Okinawan Dojos that we have connections
Has its own qualified Osteopath and Sports Injuries Practitioner. For
free Consultation and Treatment for BIKO Members.
On completion on your application to join B.I.K.O, please
send photocopies of your Current License
and Dan Grade Certificates as well as other instructors at your club.
Once your application has been
receive by the Secretary, it is put before the Chief Instructor and
the Technical Committee, for there
decision on acceptance. Once a club is accepted you will be issued with
a Full B.I.K.O License and
book duly signed up to your grade. You will also receive a B.I.K.O Badge
and a Club Registration
Certificate, along with an Official Seal / Stamp for stamping License
Books when you do grading.
B.I.K.O Kyu Grade Certificates and Dan Grade are available from the
Secretary, and there use
is encouraged, to show a bonafied grade backed up by B.I.K.O.
We hope that you feel that we are the organization that will help you
and your club develop
and move forward, achieving higher grades and aspiring to higher standards
of excellence in
accordance with our motto, Saizen
which means to Aim
To Be The Best!
All of these need to be completed and send to the secretary at the address shown below:
234 Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley, South Yorks, S70 5TF
Licence Application Form PDF Downloads
2013 BIKO Licence Application Form
2014 BIKO Licence Application Form