Before attending a WKGB National Course for Referee/Judges Examination the candidate should ideally have some knowledge of the rules at the association level. Although this is not a requirement all candidates must observe the strict rules of the dress code and the following criteria:
World qualifications may only be attempted if the candidate has obtained an international qualification, and is recommended to the World Karate Federation Referee Council by the Chief Referee.
All WKGB Referee and Judges Qualifications expire after 1 year.
Any disputes that arise regarding refereeing matters will be dealt with through the Chief Referee.
Congratulations are given to the following officials of the WKGB.
Mair Phillips Gaining British Karate Federation qualifications as a Kata Judge & Kumite Referee on the weekend 5/6th of September 2009.
Dan Phillips for gaining the same qualifications as his mother above WOW! What a family double.
And a huge boost for the Governing body was young Jason Ashcroft on passing his World Referee in Rabat Morocco (12-15 Nov 2009) this is really massive for the WKGB as we now have two world-qualified Referee's which is tremendous for such a small nation. "Well done, Jase."
WKGB Chief Referee:
Chico Mbakwe - 8th Dan WKF World 'A' Class Referee
Jason Ashcroft - WKF World 'A' Class Referee
Mair Phillips - WKF World 'B' Class Judge, EKF European 'A' Class Referee
Dan Phillips - WKF World 'B' Class Judge, EKF European 'A' Class Referee
Gwyn Evans - British Referee
Paul Greenway - National Referee