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New EKF Selection Criteria and the New Performance Framework for Kumite

In order to take National Association Coaches and National Club Coaches (for those clubs with EKF Club Membership) through the 2 documents, we will be holding a workshop on Saturday 29th June 2019 10:00am – 2:00pm. The workshop will provide the opportunity to discuss the documents and importantly Coaches will be taken through the ‘Fighting Fundamentals’ as set out in the EKF Performance Framework document. We will also take the opportunity to reflect on progress made since the 27th October 2018 National Association Coaches meeting. 

The implementation date for the new criteria is planned for the 1st August 2019.

The location of the meeting will be confirmed and will be held within the Midlands Region.

To register to attend or for further information please contact the EKF Squad Administrator Isla Hall on 07971361944 or email performancedirector@englishkaratefederation.com. Attendance confirmation will need to be received no later than Friday 21st June 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Click here to download 'EKF Performance Framework Part A - Kumite'
Click here to download 'EKF Selection Criteria for Regional (Kumite and Kata) and National Squad (Kumite and Kata)'

Kind Regards
EKF Performance Director, Winston Williams

Website updates 19th January 2020

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Notice to all English Karate organisations: The English Karate Federation wish to let it be known that any karate organisations in England can apply directly to the EKF for membership, thus enabling all karateka access to the Olympic Games programme. Any karate organisations wishing to apply must, of course, be willing to adhere to the WKF (World Karate Federation) statutes and rules.

The EKF phone number for general enquiries between 10.00am and 5.00pm is 07717 454 669.

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Please note that from the 1/5/18 to purchase EKF licences you will need to go online and use the following link https://formsmarts.com/form/1ydz?mode=h5. Licences are sold in pads of 50 slips. All fields must be completed. Once payment is made via the online form the registration officer will post them to you.

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WKF launches #Karate2024 campaign to request Paris 2024 inclusion

Today we have launched the campaign #Karate2024 on social media to demonstrate our unity and to request our inclusion in the programme of the 2024 Olympic Games.

Your support for the success of this campaign is crucial. For this, I kindly ask you to distribute this campaign among all your affiliates and clubs. Please, send them this information so that all the karatekas in your country can publish their videos and photos participating in the challenge #TsukiForKarate2024.

In this way, we will not only showcase our unity but also how strong Karate in your country really is. I am sure that with your collaboration, we will achieve our goal of being in Paris 2024.

The WKF has created a banner, which we send you in different sizes in the attached files. Please, place this banner on your website in a preferred place so that all your members get to know about this campaign. We kindly ask you to link this banner to the information that you may have published on your website on this subject. Otherwise, you can link it directly to the WKF.
Banners are available here in a ZIP file.


Antonio Espinós, WKF President

About the English Karate Federation

The EKF is set-up as a democratically elected body for English Karate to cover the whole spectrum of our martial art and to further develop an understanding administration that listens to the needs of all the many aspects of Karate from Sport to Traditional, from the youngest beginner to the most senior instructor.

The EKF is recognised as the official governing body for English Karate by the British Karate Federation, European Karate Federation and the World Karate Federation.

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