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Kumite Squad Training, Selections, Documentation & Calendar


All EKF training/selection sessions are now via the new online forms which then take you through to the payment section. The choice is paypal/debit/credit card. Forms will not be received by the EKF until payment is made. This is the only way to now register and pay for sessions. You will receive a receipt of your payment and a copy of what you have submitted.

For athletes under 18 years only the legal guardian or parent is to complete the online form and give permission to attend. Please note if a person does not attend a EKF Kumite or Kata session there will be no Refund/Credit note.  A credit note will only be issued if the EKF cancel the session.

Only athletes with a valid EKF licence can register. If an athlete is selecting they must be in possession of a full British Passport and reside in England. If you have represented another country or represented one of the home nations then WKF rules apply.

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Selection Notes


Only athletes who are 'fit and healthy' will be selected to fight for England as constant reoccurring injuries will not only affect your performance but more importantly your training. So get yourselves in shape, look and perform like athletes.


The national squad remit is a minimum of 6 sessions per year Under 21 (14-20 years) and 6 sessions per year Senior (18+). To be able to attend National Training you need to be selected by your Regional Coaches. and take responsibility to meet the international standards outlined by the senior coaches, regional coaches and reinforced by your association and club coaches.

The selection criteria will include all factors:

  • Fitness and health
  • Athlete profile
  • Attendance to squads
  • Attendance to national / international competition
  • Performance at national / international competition
  • Performance on squad selections​
  • Attitude and psychological disposition; Postive, team players, must win, determined, adaptble and tanscious athletes
  • Technical and tactical ability
  • Demonstration of qualities indicative of elite performers

11th June 2017
National Kumite Training for seniors selecting for ‘A’ squad invited athletes only.

Enfield College (entrance via The Ride road), 73 Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 5HA

Coaches Davin Pack & Paul Newby

  • Registration 10-10-15am
  • 1st Session: 10.30-12.00
  • Break: 12.00-12.30
  • 2nd Session 12.30-1.30pm
  • Break: 1.30-2.00pm
  • 3rd Session 2.00 – 3.00.

Training Fee £20

Please ensure you bring your Training Diary

Invited Athletes:

Ross Mathieu
George Adrian
Gavin Bailey
Dean Bannister
Rebecca Boakes
Terry Brigdale
Carla Burkitt
Rebecca Burnett
Jordan Clarkson
Jake Clayton
David Coope
Charlie Coulson
Sam Day
Musa Edwards
Hazel Flaherty
Abiodun Forsythe
Adrian George
Joshua Gleadell
Amy Wright Hamilton
Amelia Harvey
Curtis Harvey
Siobhan Hayes
Ryan Jay
Brandon Jewell
Kate Karwacinski
Stephen Karwacinski
Joe Kellaway
Danielle Kirby
Sam Kitchen
Thomas Little
Ryan Luke
Perry Mayers
Maddison Moore
Emelye O’bri
Jamaal Ott
Bleu Parris
Cuba Parris
Jasmine Pomeroy
Ben Storey
David Thomas
Jordan Thomas
Mitchell Thorpe
Sophie Santillo
Chandler Walters
DeVante Walters
Benjiman Welch
Alex Whyte

Closing date 6th June by 5pm.

Sunday 9th July 2017
EKF National Cadet, Junior and U21 Selections
Barnsley College, Honeywell Lane, Honeywell, BarnsleyS75 1BP

  • Age: 14-20 years
  • Category: Male and Female Individual categories
  • Event: 9-45am to 5pm
  • Doors Open: 9-45am
  • Event: WKF World Cadet, Junior and U21 Championships 2017
  • Restrictions: Invited athletes only. All athletes will receive an invite from EKF Administration office.

This is an 'invite only' selection. Current ENGLAND 'A' Squad Cadet, Junior and U21.

Please note: This is a closed door selection. Only EKF Board, Performance Department, Coaches, Referees, Medical and Staff will be allowed in selection hall.

Equipment: All athletes need to bring and wear full WKF equipment.

Structure and Timing on Day:

The Day will involve 2 x tatami's.

All athletes will be expected to warm-up themselves. You must be punctual and ready when called to fight.

There is no limit to the amount of contests you be asked to compete in. So no minimum or maximum.

The day will involve fight-offs for the World Cadet, Junior and U21 Championships, Tenerife 2017.

Selection Results: The EKF senior coaching and selection panel will be assessing all 14-20 England A Squad. The selected team for the World Championships will be published on EKF website within five working days of selection.

Registration: Please register at EKF desk. EKF licence check. After you register you need to prepare yourself and go to warm up area, then warm-up. Around 15 minutes before the start you will be briefed by EKF Senior National Coaches and EKF Chief Referee and then given order of contests/weight classifications.

Order of Day on all age groups

Tatami 1 - Female

Tatami 2 - Male

EKF Regional coaches will be helping warm up and prepare athletes for selections.

EKF Cadet Selection Schedule

Cadet male - 1 place (per individual weight)
Cadet female - 1 place (per individual weight)

  • 9-45am 14-15 Athletes Registration
  • 10-00am 14-15 Athletes Warm-up
  • 10-45am Brief by Coaches
  • 11-00am Fight-Off's Start (Selections)

WKF 14-15 CADET categories

Male Individual Kumite: -52 kg, -57 kg, -63 kg, -70 kg, +70 kg (5)
Female Individual Kumite: -47 kg, -54 kg, +54 kg (3)

EKF Selection Schedule Junior

Junior male - 1 place (per individual weight)
Junior female - 1 place (per individual weight)

  • 11-45am 16-17 years Athletes Registration
  • 12-00pm 16-17 years Athletes Warm-up
  • 12-45pm Brief by Coaches
  • 1-00pm Fight-Off's Start (Selections)

WKF 16-17 Junior Categories

Male Individual Kumite: -55 kg, -61 kg, -68 kg, -76 kg, +76 kg (5)
Female Individual Kumite: -48 kg, -53 kg, -59 kg, +59 kg (4)

EKF U21 Selection Schedule

U21 male - 1 place (per individual weight)
U21 female - 1 place (per individual weight)

  • 1-15pm - 18-20 yrs Athlete Registration
  • 1-30pm - 18-20 yrs Athletes Warm-up
  • 2-15pm Brief by Coaches
  • 2-30pm Fight-Off's Start (Selections)

WKF 18-20 U21 Categories

Male Individual Kumite: -60 kg, -67 kg, -75 kg, -84 kg, +84 kg (5)
Female Individual Kumite: -50 kg, -55 kg, -61 kg, -68 kg, +68 kg (5)

  • All Selections must be followed by cool-down.
  • The cool-down can be completed when the male and female complete group has finished as a whole. You need to stay in contest ready condition until the EKF National Senior coaches and panel have told you the Female or Male group has finished, as you will not know if you may be asked to fight again. Please be professional and conduct your own cool-down properly. The cool-down is crucial now as at major championships athletes may have multi-days of competing and recovery will play a major role in the following days performance.

Invited Athletes

Sukhjote Singh sohal
James Bradley Francis
Christie Joseph Horillio
Chloe casimir
Niamh Lily Cosgrove
Jamie Harrison Gridley
Adam Giles
David Frederick Lister
Stephen Lloyd
Joseph Hird
Niall Jack Alexander Erskine
Jordan Lianne Clarkson
Troy Michelle Darnbrough
Mohsen Haidari
Musa Abdullah Edwards
Hazel Flaherty
Lauren Paige Salisbury
Chloe Anne Salisbury
Jacob Edward Beasley
Brandon Wilkins
Jade Attfield
Maisie Raymond
Adam Boudjemaa
Ethan Day
Lydia Jane Woollatt
Oliver Mann
William Tatham
Mitchell Michael Thorpe
Charlotte Hope
Jack Mcgrath
Brandon Reece Jewell
Sophie Ward
Pajhan Jaffari
Jed Henry Thompson
Rachel Heather Traverse
Domantas Stankus
Sasha wyatt-sugg
Chloe Lydon
Louis Joseph Naraine
Ellie Hannah Gudgeon
Chandler Walters
Brandon Levi Hodgson
Yasin Ahmed
Rebecca Boakes
Carys Jones
Thomas Auger
Ryan Luke

Registration fee online £20 via paypal/debit/credit card. Closing date Monday 3 July 2017 5pm.


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Please note: Dates/venues are subject to change where due notice will be given.

Please click here to view the 2017 Kumite Calendar (Updated 11/01/17).

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