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News 2010

Posted 23rd December 2010
Christmas message from the President - EKF
At the end of another challenging year for the EKF this is a good time to reflect on what we have achieved over the past 12 months. Read more »

Posted 15th December 2010
Letter from WKF

Please click here for more information.

Posted 2nd December 2010
Update on Sport England Recognition
For your information, I met with Sport England (SE) on 24th November to discuss recognition. I attended with Mike Dinsdale who was able to directly represent the World Karate Federation (WKF). Read more »

Posted 14th November 2010
To the WKF-EC
It's my pleasure to inform you that the resolution of the OAMI is final as the other party has not appealed before the Court of Luxembourg. Read more »

Posted 10th November 2010
Update from the WKF Congress
When the EKF was set up over three years ago, you voted overwhelmingly that we would be part of the World Karate Federation. Read more »

Posted 1st November 2010
WKF World Championships Latest Updates
Having won through 4 rounds of fighting on Thurday, Natalie lost out in the 5th round semi-final to Australia's K.Mah missing the weekend's final by the narrowest of margins. Read more »

Posted 29th October 2010
Antonio Espinos, re-elected as WKF President
During the Congress which took place on the occasion of the XX World Senior Karate Championships, Mr Antonio Espinos was re-elected as WKF President for the third consecutive time and for the next 6 year period. Click here for full results.

Posted 29th October 2010
To all EKF members
On Sunday the 17th October 2010 the EKF held an Extraordinary General Meeting for the purpose of accepting a new Memorandum and Articles of Association. Read more »

Posted 13th September 2010
Success for English Clubs at the Official British Championships
A fantastic weekend for English Karate clubs and associations at the British Karate Federations 4 Nations Championships in Edinburgh. Read more »

FacebookPosted 10th August 2010
Official EKF Facebook Site Launched
The EKF has expanded its web presence with the launch of the Official EKF Facebook site. The Facebook site can be found under this link: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=134159826625603

Posted 5th August 2010
New EKF Board Member - Kevin Barrett
Mr Kevin Barrett from the WKU has now been formally offered a seat on the board of the EKF by the President to which Mr Barrett has formally accepted. Mr Barrett was the person who polled the next highest vote score at the recent AGM has therefore been offered the post, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the EKF.

Posted 5th August 2010
Board Member Resignation - Terry Pottage
Mr Terry Pottage has tendered his resignation from the Board of the EKF as a director in order to spend more time on his own association. The President has regretfully accepted his resignation and the Board wishes him all the best for the future.

Posted 31st July 2010
Registration of Dan Grades with the EKF
The EKF wish to remind members that it is a requirement to register black-belts 1st Dan and above who are aged 18 or over. Please use the form supplied here for your registrations »

Posted 25th July 2010
New member - Wado Karate Federation
The EKF would like to welcome its newest member the Wado Karate Federation to the English Karate Federation.

Posted 8th July 2010
New member - South East Shotokan Karate Association
The EKF would like to welcome the South East Shotokan Karate Association (SSKA) into membership of theĀ  Governing Body.

Posted 6th July 2010
Message of support from the Board
The Board of the EKF would like to wish all its members and their families competing orĀ supporting the British International Championships this weekend the very best of luck and good wishes.

Posted 29th June 2010
EKF Dan Grade Registrations
We have added an application for Registration of EKF Dan Grades and ordering Certificates - view document »

Posted 23rd June 2010
Appointment of Ticky Donovan O.B.E
Following the resignation of Mr Peter Allen as a director of the EKF. Mr Ticky Donovan O.B.E. as the person who polled the next highest vote score at the recent AGM has therefore been offered the post, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the EKF. We are pleased to announce that Mr Donovan has accepted the position and is therefore back on the board. On behalf of the EKF board.

Posted 10th June 2010
Notice regarding EKF disciplinary hearings
Following legal advice and in accordance with our Disciplinary Code, the EKF cannot issue details of any hearings, only the findings. We are, as always, ready to receive your other communications, via our admin office.

Posted 9th June 2010
UNICEF/BKF news item on the WKF website
A report on the UNICEF/BKF partnership has appeared on the WKF website. For full details please click here to visit the WKF website »

Posted 8th June 2010
Sport England Statement
I would like to provide you with an update on our application for recognition by Sport England as the national governing body for Karate in this country. Read more »

Posted 30th March 2010
2010 President's Report Published
Please click here to read the EKF President's Report which was delivered to the EKF AGM on March 28th 2010.

Dave Inman completes Bath Half for Help for Heroes Posted 19th March 2010
Dave Inman completes Bath Half Marathon for Help for Heroes
Sunday 7th March saw Dave Inman run the Bath Half Marathon to support the Help for Heroes charity. So far he has raised £1850 with more to come. Please see the BKF website for the full story »

Posted 10th March 2010
English Karate Associations (EKA) Championships April 2010
The board of the EKF do not recognise the (EKA) English Karate Associations as it is not a member of the EKF, it therefore follows that the EKF do not recognise the forthcoming EKA championships to be held April 10th 2010 at the Richard Dunn Centre Bradford. The EKA championships is therefore NOT an EKF authorised event, and the advice from the EKF board is NOT to have sporting relations with non-EKF members. On Behalf of the EKF Board

Posted 24th February 2010
Tatami Coaches Accreditation
Please be advised that from January 1st 2011 everyone who wants to coach at any EKF regional or national championships will need to hold a current tatami coaches accreditation. Read more »

Posted 9th February 2010
Help For Heroes Fundraising
On 7th March, the BKF Sports Injury Specialist, Dave Inman, will be running in the Bath Half-Marathon.
Read more »

Posted 29th January 2010
EKF Instructor's Professional Indemnity Insurance Updated

More information available in our insurance section here »

Posted 21st January 2010
Maltese Open Competition
It has been brought to the English Karate Federation’s (EKF) attention, that the Malta Karate Federation (MKF), do not recognise or sanction the Maltese Open Competition on Saturday 13th March 2010 hosted by SKSM. The organisers SKSM are not members of the Maltese governing body. Therefore we have to advise you that anyone taking part in this competition will be in breach of article 21.9 and therefore subject to sanctions as laid down by the WKF. Please be advised that the WKF are aware of this situation.

Posted 12th January 2010
EKF AGM
The AGM and Council Meeting will be held on 28 March 2010 at the Holiday Inn, Hinckley Road, COVENTRY, CV2 2HP, starting at 10am (AGM) and followed by the General Council meeting.

Posted 23rd December 2009
EKF Chief Referee and EKF Events Organiser Appointed
On Sunday 20th December the board held interviews for the positions of EKF Chief Referee and EKF Events Organiser. The successful candidates were Dale Gamble as Chief Referee and Paul Campbell as EKF Events Organiser. The Board wish both Dale & Paul every success in their new roles within the EKF.

Dale Gamble can be contacted on chief-referee@englishkaratefederation.com
Paul Campbell can be contacted on events@englishkaratefederation.com

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