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England Karate Squad

All news and information for EKF Squad members and althletes seeking to train and select.

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Kumite Squad Training, Selections, Documentation & Calendar

SESSION PAYMENTS / REGISTRATION

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 to the EKF. Refunds will only be given if the event is cancelled by the EKF, refunds will not be given for any other purposes.

To enter any EKF events or training sessions you must first seek permission from your association before you register and pay.

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 other home nations then WKF rules apply.

All information and personal data gained from completed EKF training/selection forms is only used for EKF Ltd purposes and is not distributed to 3rd parties. By submitting the registration form you are giving consent for the EKF to use images for promotional purposes only.

To enter any EKF training / Selection event you must be free of any injuries. If you have had a recent injury or medical procedure you must produce a GP letter stating you are now fit to train. If you submit a training/selection form whilst carrying an injury or having had a medical procedure and train / select the EKF is not liable. You must see the EKF medical officer on duty at the session to confirm whether you can train or select.

Disclaimer: Karate is a martial art and contact sport. People can and do get injured and we cannot accept responsibility for any such injury, loss or accident arising from your participation in our training, competitions or associated activities and ask that you are aware, agree and accept this by entering or giving permission to enter this event. We should also be notified, in writing, of any medical condition that may have relevance to their participation in karate.

Athlete Competition Tracking Form

Awaiting details of next session.

Dates for 2020 for Kata, Kumite and Para are as follows: 

April 5th CANCELLED National Squad training - The Hub, Walsall CANCELLED
May 24th CANCELLED National Squad training - The Hub, Walsall CANCELLED 
June 6th CANCELLED National Squad training - Venue TBA CANCELLED
July 25th CANCELLED National Squad training - The Hub, Walsall CANCELLED 
July 26th CANCELLED Selections for Senior World Championships AND Commonwealths  - The Hub, Walsall CANCELLED 
August No Training Scheduled
September 19th National Squad training - The Hub, Walsall 
October 18th National Squad training - The Hub, Walsall 
November 7th Selections for Junior Europeans 2021 - Venue TBA
November 8th National Squad training - The Hub, Walsall 
December 13th Pre-training for Junior Europeans 2021 - Venue TBA

Parental and Legal Guardian Code

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Documentation

Training Diary »

Athlete Competition Tracking Form (Updated 03/11/19) »

Selection Notes

Injuries:

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.

Note

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

 

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