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News 2011

Posted 21st December 2011
Christmas Message from the EKF President
To all EKF members.
As we reach the end of 2011, with all that the EKF has achieved for English Karate, I have been reflecting on the year. One thing is for sure: we are stronger, more organised and have not only developed the best national governing body ... Read more »

Jacques DelcourtPosted 21st November 2011
Passing of Karate icon, Jacques Delcourt
EKF members,
It is with sadness that I announce the passing of a Karate icon, Jacques Delcourt, former World President and Honorary President of the WKF. Read more »

Posted 18th October 2011
New Club member
The EKF welcomes into membership Keith Sanderson and his club Gakushu Shukokai-Shito Ryu Karate Do.

Posted 5th October 2011
New Club member
The EKF welcomes into membership Lazizkhon Rakhmatov and his club Bushido Karate.

Blitzsport.comPosted 28th September 2011
Blitzsport announced as the official sponsor to the EKF National Team
The English Karate Federation are proud to announce that Blitzsport is now the official sponsor to the EKF National Team. Read more »

Posted 15th September 2011
HMRC Campaigns
It has been reported that the HMRC are carrying out a series of campaigns throughout 2011 & 2012, one of which is scrutinising the tax affairs of private tutors and coaches who are able to earn, either a main or secondary income from their expertise. The campaign covers people providing lessons, regardless of whether they have teaching qualification, and could include, for example, fitness, dance and lifestyle coaches, through to national curriculum subject tutors and others.

Posted 6th August 2011
Insurance price changes
Due to a Goverment tax rise in insurance premiums the following insurance products new prices come into effect as of 6th August 2011: Member to member is now £2.30 - PI 5 million is now £60.75 - PI 10 million is now £97.50

Posted 9th July 2011
WKF Karate & the International Olympic Committee
The Executive Board of the IOC has shortlisted Karate as one of the sports that will compete in 2013 for one slot in the programme of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Read full report here »

Posted 24th June 2011
EKF Kumite Coach
The new Board of the EKF have appointed William Thomas as the new National Kumite Coach for the English Karate Federation. We would like to express our gratitude to the outgoing England Coach, Wayne Otto OBE for his work and support he has given to English Karate over the past 3 years.

2011 AGM ReportPosted 17th May 2011
2011 AGM Report
The Annual General Meeting of the EKF took place in Coventry on 15th May 2011. The meeting was very successful and the atmosphere was friendly and supportive. Read more »

Ticky Donovan OBE has been appointed to the European Karate Federation Technical CommissionPosted 13th May 2011
Ticky Donovan OBE has been appointed to the European Karate Federation Technical Commission
The new Chairman of the Commission, Mike Billman, appointed Ticky Donovan after a lengthy discussion with the WKF and EKF President, Snr Antonio Espinos. Read more »

Posted 4th April 2011
2011 AGM
The 2011 AGM of the EKF will take place on Sunday 15th May 2011 at The Holiday Inn, Hinckley Rd, Walsgrave, Coventry CV2 2HP. Read more »

Posted 25th March 2011
English Nationals Additional categories
In our pursuance of the EKF equality and diversity policy and to extend and encourage karate participation for all abilities, we are pleased to announce two new kata categories for karateka with disabilities. Read more »

Congratulations to Mike BillmanPosted 17th February 2011
Congratulations to Mike Billman
The board of the English Karate Federation would like to take this opportunity to congratulate its Vice President, Mr. Mike Billman, on his appointment as Chairman of the European Technical Commission. Read more »

Posted 4th January 2011
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