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The Karate Canada Referee Commission (RC) oversees the training, evaluation and certification of all officials at the national level. The RC sets standards for KC officiating and supports provincial officials’ development. The RC members participate in international officiating seminars and tournaments to remain aware of new developments and interpretations of WKF competition rules. The RC monitors the performance and progress of KC officials at all the major international championships. To learn more about becoming a Karate Canada official please refer to the Officials’ Handbook.

National Referee Clinics

Karate Canada will offer multiple National Referee Clinics conducted by the Referee Commission (see the upcoming Clinics dates below) in collaboration with the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (P/TSO).

Season 2020-2021

For PTSOs wanting to hold a National Referee Clinic, check out the Karate Canada National Referee Clinic Hosting Guidelines. For more information on attending or hosting a clinic, contact our Program Manager.

Other Documentation
  • WKF Kumite Rules / Règles pour le kumité FMK (PDF)
  • WKF Kata Rules / Règles pour le kata FMK (PDF)
  • WKF Parakarate Rules / Règles pour le parakaraté FMK (PDF)
  • 2019 WKF Official Requirements for World Championships (PDF)
  • List of Karate Canada National Officials (PDF)