BECOMING AN OFFICIAL

BECOMING AN OFFICIAL

BECOMING AN OFFICIAL

Ontario Karate Federation holds Official Clinics throughout the year, providing Ontario officials and everyone who seeks to become one with an opportunity to learn and advance the knowledge of the Karate competition rules for Kata and Kumite. Twice per year a testing for Kata and Kumite licensing occurs at the end of the Clinic session.

Each of the tests (separate for Kata and Kumite) consists of two parts: Theory and Practice test. Theory test is an online test and is based on the official WKF examination questions, which can be found online.

A minimum of 90% on the Theory test is required for obtaining any of the Kata Judge qualifications; a minimum of 80% on the Theory test is required or Kumite Judge B and minimum of 90% for Kumite Referee B or A.

Once the candidate passes the Theory test, their practical skills are tested either at the clinic with elite athletes participating or at a tournamentfollowing the completion of the clinic. The practical test results are reviewed by the Official Committee, which gives final approval of the candidate’s new qualification.

Ontario Karate Federation holds Official Clinics throughout the year, providing Ontario officials and everyone who seeks to become one with an opportunity to learn and advance the knowledge of the Karate competition rules for Kata and Kumite. Twice per year a testing for Kata and Kumite licensing occurs at the end of the Clinic session.

As a prerequisite to becoming a licensed official in the province of Ontario, candidates mustbe members of the Ontario Karate Federation, as well as:

be at least 16 years old and have a minimum rank of brown belt (1stKyu) in karate to qualify for Kumite Judge B

or

be at least 17 years old and hold a minimum rank of Sho-dan in karate for Kata Judge B.

Progressing to the next level(s) of qualifications in Kumite will require a minimum rank of Sho-dan.

Once obtained, an Officialmust renewed their licence every two years by attending an Official Clinic and taking a Theory test. Internationally licensed Officials with active and valid licenses are exempt from confirmatory Theory examinations when renewing their OKF license.

Our Mission

To create and maintain a supportive and nurturing environment that will enable and inspire the karate community in Ontario to achieve their goals. Please check back frequently, as you will be noticing updates, improvements and exciting announcements happening on a regular basis

Our Goals

Our goal is to develop elite karate athletes to love the sport and play it right!!