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  • Joe Kellaway Bronze Medallist Bulgaria 2017
  • Lauren Fretwell European Bronze medalist 16-17years Kata Bulgaria 2017
  • 44th European Championships Sofia Bulgaria 14-19 February 2017
  • 44th European Championships Sofia Bulgaria 14-19 February 2017
  • Images from the EKF Kyu Grade Championships 2017
  • David InmanDavid Inman is now part of the World Karate Federation Medical Commission.

    Congratulations to Dave Inman who was presented with a certificate.

    A great honour for David and the English Karate Federation.

    Congratulations from everyone in the English Karate Federation.


  • Historic Decision: Karate in the Olympic GamesHISTORIC DECISION:

    3rd August 2016 - To all EKF members:
    Karate has finally been accepted into the Olympic Games for Tokyo 2020. I am sure you will join me in thanking everybody concerned for their efforts in achieving this recognition. Michael Billman, EKF President.

    Karate is in the Olympic Games. The 129th Session of the International Olympic Committee being held in Rio de Janeiro has decided to incorporate the sport of Karate in the programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This decision represents an outstanding and ground-breaking moment for this ancient discipline. The hopes and dreams of millions of Karatekas around the world came true today. After hundreds of years of history of this sport, and following many years of hard work by the WKF, the Karate family has finally fulfilled their dream of seeing this discipline in the Olympic Games, which will be accomplished precisely in Tokyo, the capital city of the birth nation of the sport.

    In its press release, IOC described the decision as "the most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic programme in modern history". Read the full IOC press release clicking here.

  • Is your EKF Licence Valid?

    Is your licence valid?Members are reminded that to participate in any EKF event, they must have a current and valid EKF licence.

    Due to some abusing the current system, anyone who is unable to produce their licence on request, will be barred from participating in any EKF event including squad training, competitions, referee course, etc.

    If you have any doubts about the validity of your licence you are advised to check with your instructor or head of association. Licences are only valid for 12 months, and each carry a unique number.

    Check that number, and be sure you are a member, so as not to be disappointed. NO LICENCE MEANS NO PARTICIPATION.

Website updates 21st February 2017

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The EKF phone number for general enquiries between 10.00am and 5.00pm is 07717 454 669. Our address is: EKF Ltd, PO Box 4422, Hornchurch RM12 9FD.

Please note as of 1st July the EKF will not be accepting payments made by cheque.  Please could all payments be made either by bank deposit or BACS transfer... Read more

EKF OFFICE CLOSURE Tuesday 14 February reopen 22 February 2017.

EKF Club Membership now available

As the national governing body representing Karate groups in England, the Board of the EKF have been looking at ways to encourage new members to the EKF to enable them to obtain the benefits of affiliation.
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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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