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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.

Only athletes with a valid EKF licence can register. If an athlete is selecting they must be in possession of a full British Passport and reside in England. If you have represented another country or represented one of the home nations then WKF rules apply.

Sunday 26th February 2017
EKF National Senior Selections
Venue: Barnsley College Sports Center, Honeywell Lane, Honeywell, Barnsley S751BP

This is an 'invite only' selection - see names further down page.

Age: 18 +
Cost: £20.00

Category: Male and Female Senior weight categories and team.

Event: WKF European Senior Championships, Turkey

Important: This is also for future considerations for the future ENGLAND 'A' Squad.

Restrictions: Invited athletes only. All athletes will receive an invite from EKF Administration office.

Please note: This is a closed door selection. Only EKF Board, Performance Department, Coaches, Referees, Medical and Staff will be allowed in selection hall.

Equipment: All athletes need to bring and wear full WKF equipment.

Structure and Timing on Day:

  • The Day will involve 2 x tatami's.
  • All athletes will be expected to warm-up themselves. You must be punctual and ready when called to fight.
  • There is no limit to the amount of contests you be asked to compete in. So no minimum or maximum.
  • The day will involve fight-offs for the Senior European Championships, Turkey.

Selection Results: The EKF senior coaching and selection panel will be assessing all seniors that at present and make considerations for the future ENGLAND 'A' Squad aswell as selecting the Senior Male and Female Team for the Senior European Championships. The selected team for the European Championships will be published on EKF website within five working days of selection.

Registration: Please register at EKF desk. EKF licence check. After you register you need to prepare yourself and go to warm up area, then warm-up. Around 15 minutes before the start you will be briefed by EKF Senior National Coaches and EKF Chief Referee and then given order of contests/weight classifications.

EKF Female Selection Schedule

  • Doors Open: 11-15am
  • 11-45am Female Athletes Registration
  • 12-00pm Female Athletes Warm-up
  • 12-45pm Brief by Coaches
  • 1-00pm Fight-Off's Start (Selections)

WKF Female categories

SENIOR FEMALE· Female Team (5)

  • Kumite -50 kg.
  • Kumite -55 kg.
  • Kumite – 61 kg.
  • Kumite – 68 kg.
  • Kumite 68 + kg

EKF Male Selection Schedule

1-15pm - Male Athlete Registration

1-30pm Male Athletes Warm-up

2-15pm Brief by Coaches

2-30pm Fight-Off's Start (Selections)

WKF Male Categories

SENIOR MALE· Male Team (7)

  • Kumite -60 kg.
  • Kumite -67 kg
  • Kumite – 75 kg.
  • Kumite – 84 kg
  • Kumite 84 + kg
  • All Selections must be followed by cool-down.
  • The cool-down can be completed when the male and female complete group has finished as a whole. You need to stay in contest ready condition until the EKF National Senior coaches and panel have told you the Female or Male group has finished, as you will not know if you may be asked to fight again. Please be professional and conduct your own cool-down properly. The cool-down is crucial now as at major championships athletes may have multi-days of competing and recovery will play a major role in the following days performance.

Invited Athletes. Only athletes listed below can register for this event. (this may be updated as regional training occurs)
List Updated 14/02/17

  • Gavin Bailey
  • Dean Bannister
  • Rebecca Boakes...
  • Terry Brigdale
  • Carla Burkitt
  • Rebecca Burnett
  • Jordan Clarkson
  • Jake Clayton
  • David Coope
  • Charlie Coulson
  • Sam Day
  • Musa Edwards
  • Hazel Flaherty
  • Abiodun Forsythe
  • Adrian George
  • Joshua Gleadell
  • Amelia Harvey
  • Curtis Harvey
  • Siobhan Hayes
  • Ryan Jay
  • Brandon Jewell
  • Kate Karwacinski
  • Stephen Karwacinski
  • Joe Kellaway
  • Danielle Kirby
  • Sam Kitchen
  • Thomas Little
  • Ryan Luke
  • Perry Mayers
  • Maddison Moore
  • Emelye O’brien
  • Jamaal Otto
  • Bleu Parris
  • Cuba Parris
  • Jasmine Pomeroy
  • Ben Storey
  • David Thomas
  • Jordan Thomas
  • Mitchell Thorpe
  • Chandler Walters
  • Devante Williams
  • Benjiman Welch
  • Alex Whyte
  • Pete Watson

Registrations now closed.

Sunday 5th March 2017
National Kumite invited athletes only
British Combat Academy, Wakefield Commercial Park, Bridge Road, Horbury, West Yorkshire WF4 5NW

Coaches: Davin Pack and Paul Newby

Registration 10am-10.15am

1st session 10.30am - 12pm
Junior / Cadet : Technical session: scenario drills, muscle memory drills. Reaction drills etc;
Seniors : Impact session: focus pads, air shields, resistance bands, sparring etc,

2nd session: 1pm - 2.30pm
Seniors : Technical session:scenario drills, muscle memory drills. Reaction drills etc
Junior / cadet : Impact session: focus pads,air shields, resistance bands, sparring etc,

3rd session: 3pm - 4.30pm
Fitness,conditioning: 1hr training with a 30 min warm down, wear either gi bottoms and Tshirt or full track gear .

Please note registration times for 10:30 am START !!

Sessions 1 & 2
List of athletes will include
: Seniors from Jan and Feb sessions to attend
: Junior squad from Bulgaria to attend
: U21/ juniors / cadets selected from each region to attend

U21 Athletes invited to National Kumite training on the 5/3/17 in Barnsley

Athletes aged 14-20 years List Updated 14/02/17

Cadet male

  • Stephen Lloyd – IKC -57kg
  • Jack Mcgrath – Frontier Karate Association -63kg
  • Nial Erskin – KAMA -63kg
  • James Francis – Shoujin Karate Kai +70kg
  • Al Haznawi Hamza, 14-15 Male Cadet
  • Adam Giles, 14-15 Male Cadet
  • Pajhan Jaffari, 14-15 Male Cadet

Cadet female

  • Lauren Salisbury – Uechi Ryu - +54kg
  • Sasha Wyatt-Sugg – WKU +54kg
  • Rachael Eagleton –Frontier Karate Association - +54kg
  • Niamh Cosgrove, 14-15 Female Cadet
  • Christie Horrillio / Cadet -63Kg / Kaisho

Junior male

  • Louis Naraine – SEKF -61kg
  • Danielius Pavilonis – Shoujin Karate Kai -68kg
  • Bradnon Wilkins – WIKF -68kg
  • Jacob Beasley – SKA -68kg
  • Domantas Stankus – Shoujin Karate Kai -68kg
  • Tatham William, 16-17 Male Junior
  • Brandon Hodgson, 16-17 Male Junior
  • Pete Watson

Junior female

  • Chloe Salisbury – Uechi Ryu -48kg
  • Ellie Gudgeon – TKK –48kg
  • Katie Griffin – Kaizen Karate Association -59kg
  • Alexandra Williams – x-caliber +59kg
  • Lauren Salisbury – Uechi Ryu - +59kg

Und 21’s male

  • Ben Storey – TKW -67kg
  • Terry Brigdale – WIKF -75kg
  • Charlie Coulson – WIKF -75kg
  • Chandler Walters –BIKO +84kg
  • Brandon Jewell – TKW +84kg

Und 21’s female

  • Chloe Salisbury – Uechi Ryu -48kg
  • Sophie Ward – WKU -55kg
  • Jordan Clarkson – Uechi Ryu -55kg
  • Hazel Flaherty – Frontier Karate Association +68kg

Registration deadline 27 February 2017 5pm Squad payment reference ‘NAME’ NAT 5/3

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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