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Referee Courses

5th November 2018
Referees / Judges / Coaches Accreditation Course
Barnsley College, Honeywell Lane, Honeywell, Barnsley S75 1BP

10am Registration

Theory for officials and coaches 10.30am to 1pm

Exams for officials and coaches 1pm to 1.30pm [results for coaches]

Practical 2 pm to 4.30pm referees/Judges/table officials only

De-briefing 4.30 to 5pm

Finish 5pm

Coaches please note that in order to coach at EKF and BKF competitions you will need a EKF tatami accreditation


All coaches and referees must be in official uniform [ tracksuit for coaches, blazers for referees]

In order to pass a exam all coaches and judges / Referees will need a DBS in place

No one will be passed up unless they produce their DBS to EKF admin.

Click here to print off the registration form and bring it with you to the course [plus 2 passport photos for coaches]

Fees can be paid at the course or transferred to the EKF [proof will be needed].

Referees Course fee £25.00 each

Referees Kumite exam and renewals £15.00 per exam

Referees Kata exam and renewals £15.00 per exam

European and World Referees course fees are free

Tatami Coach accreditation Fee per exam £50.00

Persons must be 18yrs and above , and at least a dan grade

Pass rate in the exam...70% and above 3 years, 60% and above 2 years, 50% and above 1 year.

2017 Calendar

Courses & Major Competitions

November 5th Open Judges/Referees course [coach accreditation] - Barnsley
December 3rd Open Judges Kata course - Barnsley



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