'The New EKF Board'
Thursday, 15 April 2010 10:34

Dear Editor

It's been 3 weeks since the EKF AGM and I've still not seen the list of 'New EKF Directors' on the EKF site and yet there have been many updates?.

I know these names below to be the New Board, so please put them on the EKA website to show the other side that we are behind our new board.

Can I say 'Congratulations' to all of you, put your best foot forward in looking after the interests of English Karate.

Carl Lindley President

Mike Dinsdale WKF Rep

Michael Billman EKF Rep

John Moreton EKF Treasurer

Terry Pottage

Peter Allen

Andrew Genery

Steve Copeland

Mark Symonds

Chris Thompson

Anonymous EKF member

'Great Day Out'
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 13:36

What a pleasure it was at the weekend to attend the Charity Karate competition in Bradford. It was a very moving day for many that attended.

It was extremely well organised and had first class officials, it ran very smoothly the whole of the day.

It was nice to see cheques being presented to the organisers from the karate groups.

The ‘Bed of Nails’ demo by the Rev Ken Owens was excellent.

It was announced that this event would be superceded by another event next year called ‘Karate Aid‘.

If this years event was anything to go by then next years will be something to behold.

Thank you to everyone concerned, it was a pleasure to watch .

Yours truly

C Randell - Bradford

EKF Big News?
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 13:07

Dear Editor

The last few months seem to have been eventful to say the least in the world of English karate and it has been interesting to be able to read the e-mails with the views of the ordinary members and for the first time in my life I am writing in to a web site to add my own.


The only place, sadly, that appears to publish letters seems to be this site at EKA, it would be nice if the EKF (or KE for that matter), were this open and allowed such honest opinion without fear of repercussion, perhaps with the new directors this may turn out to be the case.


Over the past couple of months I have read and heard of the AGM. Of an EGM which came close to farcical. We have a new Board with some new faces and some recycled ones. We have seen the departure of some high profile directors including a resignation(?). We have had the resignation of EKF staff, one of them voicing an opinion on this web site. We have a continued row over the Charity Competition, with the squad members receiving a warning from the National Coach they will loose their places should they attend this event (no "fear or favour" there then). We have multiple breaches of the 21.9 rule by various members including the National Coach, the Competition Organiser and the Former Vice President who felt the need to resign over this, obviously rightly so. We have numerous accusations of double standards with evidence provided, what a few months it has been.


Then last week the EKF web site publishes some information, which of these major stories did they deal with, you have guessed right none of the above.

The big story is we had a friendly competition in France (and lost unfortunately) and the party, (probably the right choice of word) which included for some reason former directors (the one that resigned for breaking 21.9), sightseeing and stuffing themselves with "spectacular", "fantastic" and "gargantuan meals". It must be paradise living in EKF world, everything in the garden is rosy.


It's interesting but understandable this posting on the EKF site was done anonymously, most people would be ashamed to put their name to this


Yours in karate,



(if it's OK with EKF it should be OK with you)

Observations Regarding D.Sells Statement
Sunday, 04 April 2010 14:12

Dear Editor,


It's been many, many a year since my involvement with karate but never the less I have always kept a keen eye on the goings on. I came across your site several weeks ago and have found this open forum to be refreshing but at times worrying, it appears all has not been well and if I may I would like to add my observations to one of the hot topics.


Anonymous Parents of the EKF
Sunday, 04 April 2010 08:17

Dear EKF Board

I was at the EKF squad training session yesterday. I feel I need to make my views known as I don't know of any other way of getting my views to the correct people, so thank you to the Editor of this site in allowing me to do so. I haddn't heard of this site until yesterday.

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