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FEKO in at the start of a new venture again

The very first event of WUKF Professional Karate took place on 24 February 2019 in Szczecin and was organized by Bushikan Karate Association Poland. Our Chair Noel Mantock was one of the members of the organising committee and commented throughout the event.

This was a different approach to karate and the full video of the event can be viewed using the You Tube link below.

FEKO Squad Training changes

FEKO is pleased to report that following a review by the Executive, National squad training will now be offered to all karateka over the age of 7. This training is offered to those karateka who in the opinion of their Association Coach is able to adapt to the requirements at this level.


 The very first event of WUKF Professional Karate took place on 24 February 2019 in Szczecin and was organized by Bushikan Karate Association Poland. Our Chair Noel Mantock was one of the members of the organising committee and commented throughout the event.

This was a different approach to karate and the full video of the event can be viewed using the You Tube link below.

WUKF European Championships Odense October 2019

FEKO was represented by a small squad of 2 competitors and 4 Referees at this event.  Both competitors succeeded in winning medals, Ethan Mitchell securing a bronze in kata and Lucas Giles securing a silver in kata and bronze in kumite.  In addition Farouk Younes was promoted to WUKF B Referee status.


Chief Referee

We must report that Azad Kumar, the Chief Referee, was dismissed from FEKO on 11 January 2020 in response to a range of serious allegations of  misconduct against the organisation and individuals within the organisation.

 


FROM THE BOARD OF ENGLAND KARATE

Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends of England Karate,

For quite some time now, there have been on-going negotiations regarding setting up a recognised body for Karate in England.

Five long-established English Karate groups ....  AMA (Amateur Martial Arts Association), EKF (English Karate Federation), FEKO (Federation of English Karate Organisations), KE (Karate England) and KUGB (Karate Union of Great Britain) have been seeking new accords based upon common interests and common ground. We have worked on what unites us rather than on that which divides.

Significant progress has been made, and we are pleased to announce that a new independent Chair has been appointed, Mr Ben Moorhead, who has taken up the position. Ben has comprehensive experience of sport governance, with a background in Law, and has been instrumental in assisting a host of various sports bodies as well as helping set up Sport England and UK Sport. Ben does not have a martial arts background but is fully conversant in the pillars of good governance and has a very positive outlook for England Karate. The groups present felt that Ben was the ideal person to steer the new organisation.

On Friday 14th June, the five major groups met with the new chair, along with representatives from Sport England and the Sport and Recreation Alliance. The purpose of the meeting was to review progress and plan for the way ahead.

The new group will start the process of formal Sport England recognition. The new structure will be like nothing ever before seen in the history of Karate in England as for the first time joining the independent chair will be four independent directors.

All the groups felt that for a long time there has been a real opportunity to move Karate in England forward, and all groups have committed to achieve this by burying past differences and building upon a new found trust.

For clarity, none of the groups will disband, and each will operate within their current frameworks, rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions on the issue please contact your own organisation.

The Board of England Karate - June 2019



UNIFICATION MEETING (December 2019)


The members of the Unified body for Karate in England (England Karate) met again in London to further progress the development of the new body.


Once again the meeting was very positive, with all parties sharing a desire to see the art of Karate being formally recognised by the various sporting bodies of England.


To this end it was agreed to advertise for Independent directors which is a requirement of Sport England.


The next meeting will be in February 2020.


England Karate



The next meeting will be in February 2020....


England Karate



BOB POYNTON

Sadly, for obvious reasons we could not attend Bob’s funeral but we will always remember him. He is pictured below with the Noel Mantock and Lisa Wainwright at the Houses of Parliament in June 2019.