Date Created: 2013-09-10 09:32:27

Date Created: 2013-08-29 14:38:30

Active Schools involvement video  2013-2017

The fundamental aim of the SKGB Active Schools Network is to offer all children and young
people the opportunities and motivation to adopt active, healthy lifestyles, now and into adulthood by introducing them into Karate.

SKGB coaches are responsible for developing and supporting the infrastructure for Karate within the Active Schools programme and wider community. They do this by recruiting, supporting and sustaining a network of coaches and clubs, who in turn deliver Karate sessions during and after school and in the wider community.

Our key outcomes:

The SKGB Active Schools programme is working towards three key aims:
To continue to increase opportunities for all children and young people to be engaged
in Traditional and Sport Karate.To strengthen pathways to participation and performance through sustainable school to club links.To increase the membership and participation
 within the SKGB.

Our key areas of focus will be delivered by:

Building a sustainable SKGB coaching network and providing an appropriate infrastructure
to work with Active Schools coordinators within the school and wider community with SKGB coaches. To providing opportunities for all children and young people to participate in Traditional and Sport Karate and enabling the creation of  pathways from the school to
SKGB clubs and national level. Increasing participation amongst "hard to reach groups"
by adopting a targeted approach towards:
•    Girls and young women
•    Children and young people with a disability
•    Children and young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds
•    Children and young people in areas of socio-economic disadvantage.
•    Children and young people not currently involved in physical activity and sport
We will embed the effective integration, management and delivery of Traditional and Sport Karate within local authorities and the community.

See Active schools video on SKGB home page

Date Created: 2013-07-16 10:06:18

Medal Success in Greece.
Congratulations to Chris Scott and Jonathon Gilmour who both took Bronze medals at the Youth World Cup in Corfu. Chris medalling in the Kata section and Jonathon in Kumite, who followed up his recent medal at world junior level in Turkey.


Date Created: 2013-07-12 10:16:39

Congratulation to Kirsten Bonar being appointed Refereeing Commission Secretary.

Kirsten’s e-mail address for refereeing enquires : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date Created: 2013-07-10 17:20:22


The SKGB  Board of Directors are looking to co-opt  a  Director onto the Board to  look  after the interests of women in Traditional and Sport Karate.

A job description will be issued late August 2013

Date Created: 2013-07-04 09:54:54

David Coulter M.B.E.

The Scottish Karate Governing Body is proud to announce that Davy Coulter has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2013 for his services to karate.

Since founding Sport Karate Sakai Karate Davy has consistently coached and nurtured Scottish, British, European and World champions in the sport of karate.

David Coulter 7th Dan is the Chief Instructor of the Sakai Karate Club. He began his Karate journey in 1969 at the Kisan Karate club in Kilmarnock with John Kerr (who has since passed away). He then moved to the Kobe Osaka Karate Club in Glasgow in 1974 where his instructor was the renowned Tommy Morris. Dave later opened a branch of Kobe Osaka with Ivy Rennie. In 1979 Dave left the Kobe Osaka Club and in the same year founded his own club naming it the Sakai Karate Club after an area in Japan.

The Sakai Club began in the Buchanan Centre then moved to the Shanks Hall, then another move to the Arts Guild and finally to the present address, the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, in 1984.

The Sakai Karate Club has also expanded over the years to be an association of clubs under the banner of Sport Karate Sakai. This association is a full member of the Scottish Karate Governing Body. The clubs are throughout Ayrshire (Ayr, Kilmarnock, Darvel, Mauchline, Hunter Centre Kilmarnock)Shortlees (Kilmarnock) and main Dojo St Josephs Liesure Centre Kilmarnock.

His family and Scottish Karate are extremely proud and would like to congratulate Davy in his MBE award.

Date Created: 2013-07-04 09:45:52

The Scottish Karate Governing Body are pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Miller as SKGB Assistant Administrator.

Date Created: 2013-07-01 12:19:02

On behalf of Karate Canada, I am very pleased to invite your Association's members to take part in the 7th Commonwealth Karate Championships 2013, which will be held in Montreal, Canada, from October 11 to 13, 2013.

It is an honor for Karate Canada to be hosting this prestigious event for the first time, and the organizing committee will do its utmost to offer the best facilities and services for all participants.

Please find attached our official letter of invitation.

We are also pleased to announce that online registration for this event is now officially open, via SportData, and will remain open until September 15th, 2013; you may click here in order to register your team and delegation. Please note that one single permission will be given per National Sport Organization, so please be sure that there is only one administrator dealing with the registrations in Sport Data.

Additionally, Karate Canada has recently launched the official website of the event, which may be found at:

You will  find all the information you need on this website, such as information on registration and fees, visa procedures, accommodations, divisions, competition schedule, competition rules, etc. Please consult this website frequently as news and information will be updated regularly.

Finally, the 7th Commonwealth Karate Championships 2013 is also present in social networks! We encourage you to subscribe to our official Facebook page by clicking here.

We count on your important presence in order to make this a most successful and memorable event, and look forward to greeting you in Canada soon!

(Please note that all participating teams must be members in good standing of WKF-recognized national karate governing bodies, and these national associations must in turn also be members in good standing of the Commonwealth Karate Federation; non-members may find information on how to join the CKF on the Championship's official website.)

Please don't hesitate to contact us housed you require further information.

Best regards,

Working Together to be the Voice and Image of Canadian Karate

Geoffrey THEODULE | Karate Canada Events Committee |
4545, av. Pierre-de-Coubertin | C.P. 1000, Succ. M | Montreal | Quebec |
Canada | H1V 0B2 | Tel :  514-252-3209 | Fax :  514-252-3211 |
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Date Created: 2013-06-28 15:39:30

"Congratulations to the following officials on their success in Montenegro on 9th June 2013 Robert McQueen promoted to Kumite Referee B Grant Bonar promoted to Kumite Referee B Graham McCann Kata Judge B 

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