Dear BKA senior Grade

The 31st EKF/FIK European Zone Referee Seminar, Brussels, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of February 2023 will be shortly be upon us.

The Qualifying Referee Seminar is organised for Referee Candidates to be proposed for the Championships 2023 in Beauvais, France (18th – 21st May 2023).

Presence at the 2023 Referee Seminar is an obligatory condition for selection as a 2023 EKC Referee.

Please note that the maximum number of Referee Candidates is ten (10) per country.

The minimum grade for the Official Referee Candidates is ROKUDAN (6th DAN).

By exception, a 5th dan referee who is also a former national team member, could be considered as a candidate.

A request should be raised directly to the EKF Technical Director.

If you wish to be entered on the BKA candidate list Email your request to by Sunday the 27th of November (Include your Name, Grade, Previous Relevant Experiences and a contact Email or phone number).

NOTE! If you have already expressed an interest and I’ve agreed to place you on the list you don’t need to reply unless you wish to include details of your relevant experience in support of your application.

 Kendo Bucho