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USA Karate Referee Seminar

Kata and Kumite Coaching

USA Karate Referee Seminar

Friday, March 6, 2020

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center, Inc.
9151 E. Bell Rd., Ste. 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(send registration fees to this address)

Seminar Instructor: Sensei Fariba Madani

Sensei Madani is a WKF Referee and is a member of the USA-NKF Referee Council and the WKF Referee Commission. She holds WKF certified Kata Judge A license and Referee A license, the highest license for national and international referees.

This seminar is for those who want to challenge for a new license (regional), a higher referee/judge license (up to referee C), renew current license, or to audit.

Seminar Schedule

Kata – 6 PM to 7 PM

Kumite – 7 PM to 8:30 PM

Requirements for those who are challenging for a new license, a higher license, or to renew current license:

    1. Must have a current USA Karate membership
      a. Regional Referee membership –  $25
      b. National Referee/Judge membership – $75
    2. Must complete a background check (18 yrs. and older) Approx. cost – $30
    3. Must complete a SafeSport online training program – No cost
    4. All above must be completed before the start of this seminar

For steps to get obtain membership, get background checked, and to complete SafeSport program, please click here.

Rules, exam test questions, and additional educational information –


Registration Fees

Pre-registration deadline February 21, 2020

Challenging for higher license
Kata or Kumite      $85 (standard)               $50 (pre-registration)
Both                         $100 (standard)            $60 (pre-registration)

For those who challenge for a higher license and do not pass but renew existing license, they will receive refund of the difference in fees.

Renewing existing license
Kata or Kumite        $50 (standard)                 $35 (pre-registration)        
Both                           $75 (standard)                 $45 (pre-registration)

Kata or kumite         $25 (standard)                  $15 (pre-registration)             
Both                           $35 (standard)                 $25 (pre-registration)

Select One

Audits are open to all athletes, parents, instructors, and coaches. Bleacher seating

Special Notes: Referee and coach attire must be worn. No gi required for challenging or renewing kata license. Please bring USA Karate passports. Passports will be available for purchase for new judge participants. Passport fee $20.

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