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Referee Courses

Open Referee, Judge, Coaching Accreditation Course

The Morningside Leicester Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester LE1 3UD

  • 10am Registration
  • Theory for officials and coaches 10.30am to 1pm
  • Exams for officials and coaches 1pm to 1.30pm [results for coaches]
  • Practical 2 pm to 4.30pm referees/Judges/table officials only
  • De-briefing 4.30 to 5pm
  • Finish 5pm

Coaches please note that in order to coach at EKF and BKF competitions you will need a EKF tatami accreditation


All coaches and referees must be in official uniform [tracksuit for coaches, blazers for referees]

In order to pass a exam all coaches and judges / Referees will need a DBS in place and must be sent to EKF admin after the exams

No one will be passed up unless they produce their DBS to EKF admin.

Please bring 2 passport size photos to the course

Referees Course fee £30.00 each

Referees Kumite exam and renewals £20.00 per exam

Referees Kata exam and renewals £20.00 per exam

European and World Referees course fees are free

Tatami Coach accreditation Fee per exam £50.00

Person must be 18yrs and above , and at least a dan grade

Please complete the online form and payment as necessary below. Closing date 24/10/18 5pm.

2018 Calendar

Courses & Major Competitions

October 28th Leicester Arena *selections for Athletes junior Europeans 2019*
Open squad session *Elite Referees Only*
December 2nd Leicester Arena Open squad session
Open Referees course Kumite / KATA



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