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23rd World Senior Championships. Linz, Austria. 25-30 October 2016
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23rd World Senior Championships. Linz, Austria. 25-30 October 2016

Kumite Squad Training, Selections, Documentation & Calendar


Payments for training sessions will now have to be made directly to the EKF by BACs transfer or bank deposits. Payments will be required for the online form registration (payment details will be on the relevant squad page). There will be no facility to pay on the day or turn up without payment and registration having first been received by the EKF. When making payments you will need to include a reference by including the name of the person, date of the session and which session eg J Bloggs 1/1/16 Nthn Kumite. In the future we hope to have online payments through the website to make things easier for the user.

Payment details:
English Karate Federation Ltd
Acc: 44753268
Sort Code 30-18-88

For athletes under 18 years only the legal guardian or parent is to complete the online form and give permission to attend.

Selections & Training

Sunday 11th December 2016
National Kumite Open Squad Training
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, 73 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5HA

Willie Thomas 7th Dan – European & World Champion
Paul Newby 4th Dan– World Champion

Session 1: 1030hrs – 1200hrs
12 – 13yr FUNdamentals (Hall Section 1)
14 – 17yr Strategic development (Hall Section 2)
18+ Strategic development (Hall Section 3)

Session 2: 1300hrs – 1500hrs
12 – 13yr FUNdamentals (Hall Section 1) – 1300 - 1400
14 – 17yr Strategic development (Hall Section 2)
18+ Strategic development (Hall Section 3)

Kumite - Ensure you bring ALL your protective equipment (pads, gum-shields etc.)
Bring appropriate nutrition/plenty of fluids (hydration and energy drinks)

Registrations now closed.

Selection Notes


Only athletes who are 'fit and healthy' will be selected to fight for England as constant reoccurring injuries will not only affect your performance but more importantly your training. So get yourselves in shape, look and perform like athletes.


The national squad remit is very limited, 12 sessions per year and open to all sessions. Ownership is yours and the responsibility to meet the international standards outlined by the national coaches and reinforced by your club and association coaches.

The selection criteria will include all factors:

  • Fitness and health
  • Athlete profile
  • Attendance to squads
  • Attendance to national / international competition
  • Performance at national / international competition
  • Performance on squad selections​
  • Points accrued (see attached)
  • Attitude and psychological disposition (no bad apples in this bucket) Postive, team players, must win, determined, adaptble and tanscious athletes please!
  • Technical and tactical ability
  • Demonstration of qualities indicative of elite performers

Click here for the 2016 World Championships Squad members' statistics


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Calendar 2016

Please note: Dates/venues are subject to change where due notice will be given.

Please click here to view the 2016 Calendar (Updated 19/07/16).

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