Referees

English Karate Federation Kumite Referee Course

On Sunday 29th January, 2012 the English Karate Federation held a Kumite Referee Course at the Honeywell Sports Centre in Barnsley. This was the first course on the new W.K.F. 2012 Competition rules and the first course of 2012 where prospective Referee’s, Judges and Coaches can take Referee/Judge & Coach Accreditation Qualifications.

The B.K.A. had 6 representatives attending including myself. The other 5 representatives included one new prospective E.K.F. Judge and four new E.K.F. Coaches. The theory course lasted about 3 hours before the prospective candidates took their examinations.

I’m pleased to say that the B.K.A. had a 100% successful day with the 5 candidates achieving the following results:-

Alison Hinds 92% pass (Provisional E.K.F. Kumite Judge ‘B’

James Steadman 98% pass (E.K.F. Coach)

Greg Wallace 98% pass (E.K.F. Coach)

Robert Steadman 92% pass (E.K.F. Coach)

Steven Brame 98% pass (E.K.F. Coach)

Well Done to you all

BKA Referee Assessments

After practical assessments at the Northern Open Classic on Sunday in Warrington, the following candidates finally had their qualifications ratified to gain Full BKA Qualifications:-

GEOFF DIXON – BKA KUMITE REFEREE (Assessors – Peter Bibby & Dave Robinson, BKF Kumite Referee)

GEMMA HOLLAND – BKA KUMITE JUDGE (Assessors – Peter Bibby & Ivor Thomas, European Kumite Judge A/BKF Tatami Chief)

ALISON HINDS – BKA KUMITE JUDGE (Assessors – Peter Bibby & Tony Dent, European Kata Judge A/European Kumite Judge B)

The same three candidates also took stage one of the BKA Kata Judge Qualification by taking the BKA Kata Judges Theory Examination.

The results are as follows:-

  • GEOFF DIXON – 100%
  • GEMMA HOLLAND – 97%
  • ALISON HINDS – 97%

Stage 2 of the Kata Judge Qualification will be the performance of 1 Shitei Kata at the next BKA Squad Session.

Congratulations to BKA chief Referee Peter Bibby, pictured with Tony Dent, who achieved European Kata Judge ‘A’ at the European Regionals in Ankara, Turkey.
Photo of BKA chief Referee Peter Bibby with Tony Dent

BRITISH KARATE ASSOCIATION
Referee Qualifications

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BKA REFEREE PROGRAMME 2011
ASSOCIATION

To provide courses for association and club officials in Kumite and
Kata with the opportunity of attaining National Qualifications in the
future if they so wish, or alternatively to provide a source of
education for coaches, students, parents and table officials.
Courses will be open to 14 years and above and structured to
encourage equal opportunities.

  • Table official
    – min age 14 years
  • Association Kumite Judge
    – min age 16 years and min grade 3rd Kyu
  • Association Kumite Referee
    – min age 18 years and min grade 1st Dan
  • Association Kata Judge
    – min age 18 years and min grade 1st Dan

The above applies for BKA licence holders who do not have
Association or National qualifications

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

KUMITE

KUMITE JUDGE

Candidates must attend one Referee course then upon attendance
at a second Referee course within the same year, the Judges
Qualification theory examination can be taken. A pass mark of 50%
must be achieved before moving on to the next stage which will be
a practical assessment at either the BKA Open or Northern Open
Classic competitions.

KUMITE REFEREE

Candidates must attend one Referee course then upon attendance
at a second Referee course within the same year, the Referees
Qualification theory examination can be taken. A pass mark of 70%
must be achieved before moving on to the next stage which will be
a practical assessment at either the BKA Open or Northern Open
Classic competitions.
Once qualified, to keep your Qualification, the theory examination
needs to be re-taken every 2 years and all Referees must attend a
minimum of 1 Referee Courses and 1 competition each year.

KATA

KATA JUDGE

Candidates must attend one Kata Judges course and then upon
attendance at a second course within the same year, the Kata
Judge Qualification examination can be taken. A minimum pass
mark of 50% must be achieved on the theory examination to move
on to the next stage which be a practical assessment of 1 Shitei
Kata from their own style and judging performance at either the
BKA Open or Northern Open Classic competitions.

FEE

BKA Referee Courses are free to all BKA Licence holders. However,
for anyone wishing to take a Kata Judge or Kumite Judge/Referee
Qualification, there will be a £10 examination fee to cover the cost
of certification. For anyone wishing to take the table officials
qualification, there will be a £5 fee to cover the certification.

(British Karate Association)

  • B.K.A. Table Assistant
  • B.K.A. Judge

(English Karate Federation)

  • E.K.F. Table Assistant
  • E.K.F. Judge ‘B’
  • E.K.F. Judge ‘A’
  • E.K.F. Tatami Chief

(British Karate Federation)

  • B.K.F. Judge

(European Karate Federation)

  • E.K.F. Judge ‘B’
  • E.K.F. Judge ‘A’

(World Karate Federation)

  • W.K.F. Judge ‘B’
  • W.K.F. Judge ‘A’

BRITISH KARATE ASSOCIATION Referee Qualifications

(British Karate Association)

  • B.K.A. Table Assistant
  • B.K.A. Judge
  • B.K.A. Referee

(English Karate Federation)

  • E.K.F. Table Assistant
  • E.K.F. Judge ‘B’
  • E.K.F. Judge ‘A’
  • E.K.F. Referee ‘B’
  • E.K.F. Referee ‘A’
  • E.K.F. Referee ‘A*’
  • E.K.F. Assistant Tatami Chief
  • E.K.F. Tatami Chief

(British Karate Federation)

  • B.K.F. Referee

(European Karate Federation)

  • E.K.F. Judge ‘B’
  • E.K.F. Judge ‘A’
  • E.K.F. Referee ‘B’
  • E.K.F. Referee ‘A’

(World Karate Federation)

  • W.K.F. Judge ‘B’
  • W.K.F. Judge ‘A’
  • W.K.F. Referee ‘B’
  • W.K.F. Referee ‘A’
  • W.K.F. Karate Referee ‘A’ (Kumite Referee ‘A’ & Kata Judge ‘A’)

Peter Lee Bibby, 5th Dan

  • European Karate Federation Kata Judge ‘A’
  • B.K.F. Karate Referee
  • E.K.F. Kumite Referee ‘A’
  • E.K.F. Kata Judge ‘A’