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As we head towards the summer holidays, the EKF will still be hosting training sessions & selections for the forthcoming Junior World Championships and other training events.    Details of these can be found on either the calendar, squad page or referee pages via the website.
Don’t forget you can also follow the EKF via Twitter @EKFLtd and Facebook for quick updates.   For more in depth reports, news, events and images check out the EKF website .  Please feel free to send to your instructors and members.
Can I also remind everyone that we have a comprehensive ‘find a club’ section.  Please ensure that any web addresses & contact details for your clubs are correct and that the clubs are still in operation.  If websites etc are found to be broken they will be removed.
WORLD KARATE DAY is fast approaching if you are celebrating this then please send us photos which will be shared on FB/Twitter.  You can also send them to the WKF who are hosting a Photo contest please see below:

On June 23rd the world of sport shows the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle with the celebration of OLYMPIC DAY.
This year Karate fans around the world have the opportunity to demonstrate throughout June how active they are joining the movement. Also, by taking part in the 2017 edition of Olympic Day, they will get to show the impact of Karate values. 

The WKF is calling all national federation, clubs, dojos and karatekas around the world to get up, participate and spread the many benefits of sport and Karate.  

National federations can contribute by organising seminars, arranging meetings of children with top athletes, encouraging their members to try Karate or other sports, and setting up different activities and demonstrations. Dojos and clubs can also be part of the campaign by showing how active they are and how they promote sport in their communities. 

All those national federations, dojos and clubs are encouraged to share their initiatives with us at

For those interested in further information, please contact us at 

Fans can also participate in WKF #OlympicDay PhotoContest. Find out more CLICKING HERE (hover over for link)


As part of WKF’s outreach action, the World Karate Federation launches WKF OLYMPIC DAY PHOTO AND VIDEO CONTEST. 

How to participate?

Karate fans can participate in the contest sending their best Karate videos and/or photos in celebration of Olympic Day. Show us how Karate helps you to get active and how you promote sport and physical activity by doing Karate. 

Karatekas of all ages and all levels are encouraged to participate. You just need to portrait you, your friends, your dojo, etc… doing Karate with the banners “We are karate on Olympic Day” which you can find below. Please ensure you have permission to photograph people, and that anyone who is recognizable is aware that you are submitting the picture.

Enter the contest by sending your pictures/videos to 

The best pictures/videos will be featured on WKF website and Social Media and you will have the chance to be the image of Karate at this campaign. Fans from all over the world will choose their favourite pictures on WKF Social Media. The contest starts on June 1st and will run until June 23rd. 

Please read the disclaimer before participating in the contest. The participation means the acceptance of this disclaimer.  CLICK HERE to access the disclaimer.

Congratulations to our Referees who took part in the European regional event in Kosovo.

Posted 7th June 2017

Chief Referees Report: European Regional Championships Kosovo 2017

Outstanding results for EKF Referees in Kosovo.
Referees from the EKF flew out to Kosovo where the European Regional Championships were being held.

The following referees, after taking their exams achieved the following;
Gary Hoyle Kumite Referee B
Tony Dent Kumite Referee A
Brian Jarvis Kumite Referee A
Nigel Blood Kumite Referee A
Nariman Jeddi Kumite Referee A and Kata Judge A

Chief Referee Dale Gamble was extremely pleased and that it was a fantastic result, 6 referees with new qualifications and 2 referees retaining their qualifications for a further 3 years. This gives 14 English officials with a European qualifications. All the hard work from the referees department team has paid off! This year has been good so far with the 4 qualifications at the recent world premier league and working towards more upgrades at the World championships in Spain later this year.
Kind regards