British Institute


Karate Organisation 

We welcome a wide variety of Clubs, from those practicing Traditional Styles, those practicing 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 Indemnity Insurance.  This can be obtained through B.I.K.O, with instructors who have coaching qualifications receiving  a discount on P.I. Insurance. Or instructors can obtain this themselves from companies like, Towry Law or Perkins Slade etc..

Benefits 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 current European bronze Medallist Natalie Williams and World Referee , England ,British Chief Referee Dale Gamble

Access to the Japanese and Okinawan Dojos that we have connections with. BIKO 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 received 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 gradings.

B.I.K.O Kyu Grade Certificates and Dan Grade are available from the Secretary, and there useis encouraged, to show a beneficed 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