Reply to Debbie Sell
Saturday, 03 April 2010 00:00

Debbie, I can see why you are angry. The EKA assault on the EKF's stance on statute21.9 was heavy handed and in part ill-informed. I agree also that to bring identified children into the argument is reprehensible. However the point that EKA are trying to make is a valid one. The EKF (former) management were a) guilty of double standards in their interpretation of 21.9 and b) in my opinion naive and mistaken in the way they attempted to enforce it. Under their interpretation, as I understand it, you were, strictly speaking, in breach of 21.9 in your attendance of the Malta Open, but that really points up the silliness of trying to impose non-fraternisation to the nth degree, and should be an indictment of the EKF management, not of you or other individual members.

Charity Karate Competition is 'Okay'
Saturday, 03 April 2010 00:00

Dear Editor

The statement on the EKF web site doe's not state that EKF members cannot support  the Charity event.

Having spoken to Mark Drake the co-organiser, he assures me that only groups who support the EKF and WKF may attend.

Thus EKF members attending will not be in breech of breaking any rules or having sporting relations with none EKF members.


EKF Member

Reply to Kevin Barrett Letter by D.Sell
Friday, 02 April 2010 16:50


You make it sound as though everyone who doesn't wear a referee badge is prejudice towards them this is untrue they are a valued part of the EKF, my sons own instructor is a BKF referee and we fully support him. I have in no way been in doctrinated and do take offence to that remark, I make my own mind up on what I see and read. Remember, firstly I was a parent and saw how things were before, during and after the previous 2 governing bodies and they failed, a fact!

Congratulation's to the EKF Board
Friday, 02 April 2010 16:21

I was at the EKF AGM and went away with a sense that there will be a new beginning for English Karate. The newly elected board have many issue's ahead of them, I'm sure they will get it right.

I believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel, when we feard there was none. The EKF council indicated to the old board the need for change. The council where very vocal against the EKF board.

Congratulation's to the EKF members that where elected. You are there as our representative's, please don't forget this point, otherwise change will happen again.

Do us proud and get it right.


Karate New Beginning
Friday, 02 April 2010 16:19

I, being a parent of two boys that currently compete would just like to say a few words.

I am sick of all the politics involved with Karate and ifI knew then whatI know nowI would have probably pushed my boys into FOOTBALL.

We as parents try to encourage our kids to participate in a sport that they show talent, we praise them and ensure that they get the best training possible and commit to assist them in all the resources they require to for fill their needs.

I hope now with the New Board members in place going forward the EKF can be a greater Association than it has been in the past twelve months.

Let the kids participate in the Youth Games.

I would like to say alot more but too be quite honest it's all now in the past. Lets look forward to the months ahead andI hope to see alot more clubs taking part at the various competitions thorough out this year.

Lisa Wyness

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