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News 2014

Posted 20th November 2014
Online Signature-collecting Campaign for Karate into the Olympics 2020
Looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Japan Karatedo Federation, in coordination with the WKF, has been making every effort for the inclusion of Karate into the Olympics with the support of Nippon Budo-kan... Read more »

Posted 12th November 2014
Do you have clubs in the Lincolnshire and South Humberside regions? If so read on!!
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS MESSAGE
Do you have clubs in the Lincolnshire and South Humberside regions? If so read on!!

Posted 5th November 2014
Message for EKF Squad in Bremen
The EKF President Michael Billman and the EKF Board wish the Athletes and delegation much success at the 22nd Senior World Karate Championships in Bremen Germany.

Team GB announce competing sports for inaugural European Games in BakuPosted 19th October 2014
Team GB announce competing sports for inaugural European Games in Baku

Team GB have announced the sports / disciplines and the qualification for BAKU check out the link below on the British Karate Federation website for the full news item.
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Mick Billman (EKF President, BKF 1st Vice President) with IOC Vice President Sir Craig Reedie at the BKF International Open, held at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow.Posted 3rd October 2014
Mick Billman (EKF President, BKF 1st Vice President) with IOC Vice President Sir Craig Reedie at the BKF International Open, held at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow.
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W Thomas EKF National Kumite Coach 7th Dan PresentationPosted 19th August 2014
W Thomas EKF National Kumite Coach 7th Dan Presentation
On Wednesday 13 August 2014, the President of the EKF Mr Michael Billman paid a surprise visit to EKF National Kumite Coach Willie Thomas at his Kazien Dojo in Luton, where Willie Thomas was presented with his 7th Dan Award by Mr Billman. Read more »

Posted 19th August 2014
EKF Dan Grade Registrations application form updated
We have updated the application for Registration of EKF Dan Grades and ordering Certificates - view document »

Posted 4th August 2014
WKF visit with IOC
A WKF delegation visited the IOC headquarters in Lausanne on the 28th of July to meet its President Mr. Thomas Bach, who was accompanied by the IOC Sports Director Mr. Kit McConnell. The WKF delegation was composed by the WKF President Mr. Antonio Espinós, accompanied by Mr. Takashi Sasagawa... Read more »

Ticky Donovan OBE attends Thailand karate SessionPosted 15th July 2014
Ticky Donovan OBE attends Thailand Karate Session
Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE attended the Thailand Karate squad session today as a guest of Coach Tareq.
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Posted 15th July 2014
Dan Grade Certificates
Please note: Any EKF Members wishing to register and buy their Dan grade certificate will need go through their Head Of Association, who will then contact Chris Thompson to arrange registration.

Posted 17th June 2014
Karate to be part of the first European Games
One year fron now karate is to be part of the 1st European Games. European sports history will be made when the Opening Ceremony takes place for the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Read more »

Posted 23rd May 2014
EKF AGM, 11th May 2014 Report
The EKF AGM was held on Sunday the 11th May 2014. Unfortunately, as has happened previously, when the meeting was called to order it was found to be inquorate. Read more »

Posted 2nd April 2014
EKF National Championships – Ponds Forge Sheffield March 2014 - Medals Table
What a turn out for the weekend of the EKF National Championships, 61 Associations took part with 996 entries into the championships. Read more »

Cheques for the athletes, who medaled in the Junior European Karate championships in Portugal 2014Posted 1st April 2014
Cheques for the athletes, who medaled in the Junior European Karate championships in Portugal 2014
Congratulations to Kate Karwacinski, Mitchell Thorpe and Fran Hardcastle.
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Posted 25th February 2014
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SUNDAY 11 MAY 2014. The meeting venue is: The Holiday Inn, Hinckley Rd, Walsgrave, Coventry CV2 2HP
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Posted 18th February 2014
WSKU World Shotokan Championships Important Notice
This information is about the “World Shotokan Championships”, organized by the WSKU and scheduled for next 4, 5 & 6 April in Pristina (Kosovo). Read more »

Posted 1st February 2014
BAKU 2015 Has Approved The Sports Qualification Document For Karate
The Organizing Committee 1st European Games – Baku 2015 has approved the Sports Qualification document for Karate. This document has been circulated 500 days before the Opening Ceremony of the Baku 2015 European Games. Read more »

Posted 6th January 2014
European Olympic Games
The World Karate Federation (our parent world sporting body) and the European Karate Federation have been confirmed as the official sporting representatives for karate in the new European Olympic Games. The Euro Olympic Games are to be held in Baku Azerbaijan 2015. Already recognised by the IOC, this is another demonstration of the WKF and it's members leading the way globally in karate. For further info please see the link below for WKF President Mr Espinós meeting with the EOC and Azerbaijan Karate Federation. www.worldkaratefederation.net/news-center-new/karate-in-the-2015-european-games/15/

Posted 6th January 2014
Dr Wayne Otto OBE
On behalf of the Board of the EKF and the President Ticky Donovan OBE we would like to congratulate Dr Wayne Otto OBE, on his appointment to the World Karate Federation Athletes Entourage Commission.

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