The EKF is committed to being inclusive and has such signed up to be official partners with the Inclusive Activity Programme as funded by the National Lottery and Sport England. As proud partners the EKF offers practical and theoretical training courses for coaches, athletes and interested parties on how to adapt training sessions to meet the needs of disabled athletes. To find out more about this exciting partnership, click the image above.
Welcome to the website of the English Karate Federation (EKF). Here you will find information about what we do and what we are all about. Please take some time to look around the site. If you have any questions not answered within the site or wish to know more, then please email the Admin team who will be happy to assist you.
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 EKF's dedicated administration service offers the best advice on the needs of its member Associations for complex issues such as Insurance, Child Welfare Policy, DBS checks, Dan & Club registration and Instructor checks. Complimenting this is the determination of the EKF to build and maintain a reliable and responsible financial policy that will benefit all its members. The EKF welcomes applications for membership from all English Karate Associations and Clubs that accept its rules and regulations.
Information Control in the EKF
The EKF is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office as Data Controllers - Registration Number Z1255277.
The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK's independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information.
Visit the ICO website for more details www.ico.org.uk
Become a Member
Looking to Join a National Governing body with pathway to highest level of the sport, including the Olympics, as well as protecting and promoting the classical tradition of the art. Visit our 'Become a Member' page to find out more about the differing types of Membership available.
License slips available to purchase online via FormSmart. Available to purchase from 50 slips through to 400 slips.
Online Registration Returns
Registration returns can now be uploaded online via FormSmart. For more detailed information go to
The EKF > EKF Membership