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SKGB Open day
Written by Jim Miller   
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Scottish Karate Governing Body will be holding an Open day on Sunday 19th April 2015.

Venue: Dakota Hotel Euro Central, Motherwell.
Time: Drop in anytime between 10am until 2pm.

The SKGB would like to invite local authority representatives, Active School managers & co-ordinators, SKGB members and karate groups outwith the SKGB.

Aim of the open day

To have a friendly and open discussion with interested parties and inform them of the structure and services the Scottish Karate Governing Body have to over offer.

On the day Sportscotland will have representation in attendance and the following SKGB departments will be represented and will be available for informal discussions.

Departments represented:

Child Protection - Minimum Operating Requirements (MOR)
PVG scheme membership
International interests
Sport - Pathways
Refereeing - commission
Women’s interests
Club and coach accreditation.
SKGB membership

The Scottish Karate Governing Body is recognised by the following bodies as the National governing body for Traditional and Sport Karate in Scotland.

International Olympic Committee (IOC)
World Karate Federation (WKF)
European Karate Federation (EKF)
British Karate Federation (BKF)
Scottish Government
Local Authorities
Active Schools

We look forward to seeing you on the day

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 March 2015 )
Kirsten Bonar appointed Director of Refereeing
Written by Jim Miller   
Friday, 06 March 2015

Congratulations to Kirsten Bonar on her appointment as Director of Refereeing.

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 March 2015 )
Happy International Womens Day
Written by Jim Miller   
Thursday, 05 March 2015
James Coulter Evening Times award
Written by Jim Miller   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015

James Coulter has been awarded 'Evening Times Young Sport Person of the Year for 2014' this is 2 years in a row James has won this and helped promote karate.

He was also awarded a grant from Sports Aid Scotland by long standing sponsor 'The Robertson Trust' charity
Congratulations from all at the SKGB

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 March 2015 )
Equity in your coaching workshop 27th February 2015
Written by Jim Miller   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The SKGB will be holding the workshop Equity in your coaching on Friday 27th February

at the Jurys Inn Glasgow

Click on PDF document for further details


Advert for the position of Director of Refereeing
Written by Jim Miller   
Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The SKGB are looking to appoint a Director of Refereeing

Click on PDF document for details


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 February 2015 )
James Coulter Bronze medal winner at the European Junior Championships
Written by Jim Miller   
Monday, 09 February 2015

James Coulter Bronze medal winner at the European Junior Karate Championships 2015

From left National coaches Steven Adam, Robert Frame, Bronze medal winner James Coulter and Senior National Coach Gerry Fleming.

Congratulations from all at the SKGB

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 February 2015 )
Karate into the Olympics 2020
Written by Jim Miller   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014

Karate into the Olympics 2020

This is the most important vote ever please sign and share this petition for Karate in the olympics

Karate into the Olympics‘The inclusion of Karate to the Olympics gives hopes and dreams to everybody in the karate world and also to the next generation.’

Looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Japan Karatedo Federation, in coordination with the WKF, has been making every effort for the inclusion of Karate into the Olympics with the support of Nippon Budo-kan, Japan Budo Association, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Promotion of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which has been set up with more than 110 members from both Houses of Parliament.

Now we are in the middle of our signature-collecting campaign together with JKF & WKF members and all karate fans.

In order to publicise the overwhelming wave of passionate vocal support for Karate to the Olympics to the world, as well as in Japan, we would like to ask your full support for and cooperation with this online signature-collecting campaign.

Antonio Espinós , WKF President & Takashi Sasagawa, JKF President

Online signature

Type in Karate in search bar and register your vote /p/全日本空手道連盟-空手道の2020年東京オリンピック正式種目採用を希望します -karate-into- the-olympics-2020?lang=en-US

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 December 2014 )
SKGB Anti Doping Officer
Written by Jim Miller   
Tuesday, 02 December 2014

The Scottish Karate Governing Body is looking for an enthusiastic Anti-Doping Officer who

will be able to implement and manage the SKGB policy around Anti-Doping.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 December 2014 )
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