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Referee Courses

EKF Association/Club Tatami Accreditation Zoom Course

10:00am to 12 Noon

This FREE course is open to all Licenced EKF members of 18 years and above, and who hold a minimum of Shodan grade. The course is aimed at delivering an understanding of competition rules and providing attendees with the opportunity of extending their current Tatami Coach Accreditation by 1 year or being granted a 1-year accreditation status for first time attendees.

Please note the registration and course details on the attachments which must be adhered to.


Zoom Details - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4532892250 Meeting ID: 453 289 2250

Please note that in order to coach at any EKF or BKF competition, you will need a current EKF tatami accreditation pass.

Under normal circumstances to qualify as a tatami coach, both a payment and successful exam result are required. However, given the current circumstances, the EKF are offering this opportunity free of charge, and without the need to sit an exam.

Attendees to this online course will receive either a 1 year extension to their existing qualification, or be granted a 1 year qualification for new applicants.

The above is predicated on the stipulations below being met by all candidates.

  • All candidates must have a current enhanced DBS in place and be registered on the update service. A copy of this DBS must be produced at the same time the application form for the course is submitted, and by the latest date of the 12th December 2020.
    • If this stipulation is not complied with and within the stated time frames, no Tatami Accreditation badge will be issued, and the exam process will have to be undertaken along with any relevant fees having to be paid.
  • All candidates must complete the course application form and submit to the email address on the registration form.
  • All candidates must have an up to date EKF licence with an EKF number.
  • All new candidates or those with expired badges must supply 2 passport style photos for use on the Tatami Accreditation badge. These should be posted using the details on the registration form.
  • All candidates must be in official association tracksuit.
  • All candidates must be 18yrs or older, and a Dan grade.

Click here for the registration form

EKF Chief Referee Dale GamblePlease find below dates for the online courses for the next 8 months involving the Referees department.

This will involve the last period of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, which will keep interest and standards up, and hopefully when we get back to full training and competitions, we are ready to hit the ground running - hope you can join us.

Dale Gamble
EKF Chief Referee

Kumite and Kata Courses
Referee and Judges who participate in the Kumite and kata courses, will get a 1 years extension to your qualifications

Coaches Accreditation Courses
Existing Qualified coaches will get a 1year extension on their expiry dates and new coaches a 1-year provisional pass depended on a satisfactory DBS

Grass root beginners Course
Referees / Judges / table official Course [beginners provisional pass]

Internationals Judges / Referees only Course
Talk/ exam questions and motivation etc

All Courses are on Zoom 10am to 12pm

2020/21 Calendar

Saturday December 12th Coaches Accreditation Course (Coaches only)
Sunday January 10th Grass Roots Beginners Referees / Judges / Table officials Course
Sunday February 28th Kata Course
Sunday March 21st Kumite Course
Sunday April 18th European and World Internationals Judges and Referees only
Saturday May 9th Coaches Accreditation Course (Coaches only)

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