Please see details and registration links to attend our forthcoming coach/tatami pass course. Venue: Karate Scotland training venue, main street, Throsk, Stirling FK7 7NA Friday 15th September 2023 - Coaches/Tatami Pass Course 6.30 - 8.30pm • Association Pass: 18yrs plus without a coaches licence (local events ONLY) Cost £30.00 • National Pass: 18yrs Plus must hold a current caoches licence (All events) Cost £40.00 • WKF/EKF certified coaches do not need to attend. • No examination, course only. • Coaches/Tatami passes valid for 2 years. Please click here to register and pay. (select association or national from the fee drop down menu. Best Regards Karate Scotland Referees commission
Referees course with Javier Escalante World & European Chief Referee with Robert McQueen, Stuart Robertson and Gordon Gavienas
Karate Scotland is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse, and exploitation. For the purposes of the policies and associated procedures a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years. Karate Scotland staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people. Karate Scotland have officially adopted and implemented CHILDREN1st and Sportscotland standards for Child Well-being and Protection in Sport (CWPS) as mandatory policies for all members. For full details go to home page and click on the tile Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport.

For the attention of Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited association chairpersons


Notice is hereby given the Annual General Meeting of Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited will be held at:


The Dakota Hotel

1-3 Parklands Avenue,

Eurocentral Business Park,


Near Glasgow.


at 7.30 pm on Friday 19th May 2023.


Yours Sincerely                                                                             

James A Miller

SKGB Company secretary

From the beginning of April 2023 the SKGB website is moving to a new domain name  

All pages of the previous website will be automatically forwarded to the same pages on the new domain name, so you should not notice any difference to existing links.

Please change any links to the SKGB on your website, documents and social media to the new website domain name moving forwards.

We hope this will be a valuable new contribution to promoting and supporting Karate in Scotland and internationally. 


Competition details are:

BKF Four Nations Championship 2023 Bulletin attached

Thank you kindly,

Raj Bhardwaj, 4th Dan

Head of Association, Hei Jo Shin (Dojo of Tranquility)

BKF Tournament Organiser

Diamond Dojo, 223 Gloucester Crescent, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 4YH

Tel: +44 (0) 7769 697858                       |                      e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               |                      Skype: rajknowitall                      |                      |               


Happy International Women's Day!

 The SKGB would like to wish our members a happy International Women's Day. Congratulations and thank you to every woman and girl who has started karate this year, continued to improve their karate, dedicated their time to coaching in communities across Scotland, gained qualifications as coaches or officials, or taken part in competitions at home and abroad. We have a wealth of talented women and girls in Scottish karate who continue to inspire women, men, girls and boys alike - thank you! 


Best wishes,

Chloe Maclean

Director of women and girls interests

The Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited completes UK Anti-Doping Assurance Framework.


The Scottish Karate Governing Body is delighted to announce its completion of the Assurance Framework, which National Governing Bodies (NGBs) must fulfil to certify to UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) that they are meeting their anti-doping responsibilities.


Please see attached press release.

Scottish Karate Governing Body Ltd 

UK Anti-Doping summary of activities 2022- 23


This resource is in support of UKAD Assurance Framework. It outlines a summary of activities carried out by The Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited in the year 2022 -23 as part of its ongoing promotion of Clean Sport within Scottish Karate.

The Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited is opposed to the use of performance enhancing drugs and doping practises in Traditional and Sport Karate and fully supports the positions of the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and UK Anti-doping against the use of banned substances.

Clean Sport Education Strategy and implementation Plan

2023 will see the introduction of a new anti-Doping and education strategy for Scottish Karate.

Our mission from 2023 – 2027

Is to establish Scottish karate as a clean sport.

Our education strategy

We will be able to target all elite athletes and SKGB coaches (in excess of 200) over the next 2 year period with our education program and have in place 3 Anti-Doping educators and a lead officer to deliver our strategy.

UKAD compliance and review 2022/2023

Over the last year the SKGB have achieved the following to assist us in implementation of our strategy and education plan.

  • Complied and Implemented UKAD 24-point framework
  • Appointed lead Anti-Doping contact (Mr James Miller)
  • Appointed Anti-Doping officer (Professor Adriano Rossi)
  • Circulated WADA 2023 list to SKGB members
  • Education implementation strategy and plan in place
  • Agreed to organise seminars with elite athletes at national squad training in 2023
  • Agreed to educate over 200 SKGB coaches onto the UKAD coach program over the next 2 years.
  • Will circulate our strategy and plan to all stakeholders and post on the SKGB website.
  • Implement our plan into the SKGB 1- and 4-Year plan relating to 2023/2027
  • Updated the SKGB website to include a section only for UKAD
  • Inserted UKAD logo onto the SKGB website giving direct access to the UKAD website
  • Looking to establish three Anti-Doping educators.
  • Worked with Sportscotland and UKAD on compliance.



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