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2017 European Championships Sofia Bulgaria

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. Please note if a person does not attend a EKF Kumite or Kata session there will be no Refund/Credit note.  A credit note will only be issued if the EKF cancel the session.

Sunday 22nd January 2017
National Senior (18 + years) INVITED ATHLETES ONLY Kumite Training Day and Pre-train Day for U21 ENGLAND Kumite Team for 2017 European Championships, Bulgaria
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, 73 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5HA

Coaches: Paul Newby and Davin Pack

Registration - 10am-10.30am

1st session: 10.30am - 12pm

Technical session: scenario drills, muscle memory drills. Reaction drills etc.

12pm- 1pm:

Break and 30 min change over talk to Cadet, Junior and Under 21 athletes going to Europeans

2nd session: 1pm - 2pm
Impact session: focus pads, air shields, resistance bands, sparring etc.,

3rd session: 2.30 - 4pm
Fitness, conditioning: 1hr training with a 30 min warm down, wear either Gi bottoms and T-shirt or full track gear.

Training fee £20

All fees and forms must be received by 18 January 2017 by 5pm. All payments should be online pls use the following as reference for payment ‘name’ National 22/1

Any forms received after this date and time will NOT be registered. Refunds will only be given if the EKF cancel the session.

For the attention of all athletes as of Tuesday 20th December when registering for any EKF training/selection sessions there will now be only one fee of £20. Payments to be made in the usual method via BACS.

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 a minimum of 6 sessions per year Under 21 (14-20 years) and 6 sessions per year Senior (18+). To be able to attend National Training you need to be selected by your Regional Coaches. and take responsibility to meet the international standards outlined by the senior coaches, regional coaches and reinforced by your association and club 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​
  • Attitude and psychological disposition; Postive, team players, must win, determined, adaptble and tanscious athletes
  • Technical and tactical ability
  • Demonstration of qualities indicative of elite performers


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Calendar 2017

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

Please click here to view the 2017 Kumite Calendar (Updated 11/01/17).

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