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USA Karate Referee Seminar

Kata and Kumite Coaching

USA Karate Referee Seminar

This annual seminar is generally held the day before the Arizona Karate Championship and Nat’l Qualifier. However, sometimes the date will be moved because of instructor conflicts.

2018 Seminar will be held later in the year. Date to be announced.

Seminar Instructor: Sensei Fariba Madani

Ms. Madani is a WKF Referee (Kata Judge A, and Referee A, the highest rating for referees) and is a member of the USA Karate Referee Council and the WKF Referee Commission.

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

This seminar is also for those coaches who want to coach at the Arizona Karate Championships

Only those coaches who have an AZ Coach Credential will be allowed on the floor to coach. To receive an AZ Coach Credential, you must attend this kumite/coach seminar. If you are a current USNKF coach you can purchase a Credential for $35 without attending the seminar by going online to Credentials will be given out at the end of the seminar to those who participated and those which were purchased (must have proof of current coach status-always bring your receipt). Purchased Credentials can also be picked up at the tournament. Credentials can be purchased (by current USNKF coaches) at the tournament for $45.

USNKF coaches - you must show proof to pick up your credentials. No Exceptions.

Sensei Patrick Martin (AZ Coach Director) will assist Sensei Madani during the kumite/coach seminar.

Seminar Schedule

Kata 9am to 11am

Kumite/Coach 1pm to 4pm

Those who are challenging for a higher license or to renew current license must have a current USA Karate membership. USA Karate memberships must be renewed annually. The referee exam must be taken on line prior to seminar. Participants may take exam as many times as needed; but please be prepared prior to taking the exam.


Challenging for higher license/or renew

Kata or Kumite $85

both $100


Kata or kumite $35

both $45

Coach 1pm to 4pm


$25 late fee for those who register at the seminar

Special Notes: Referee and coach attire must be worn. Please bring gi if challenging or renewing kata license. Please bring USA Karate passports. Passports will be available for purchase for new judge participants. Passport fee $20. Lunch is not provided.

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