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New student applying for EGKA membership for the first time

  To register online as a new student applying for membership for the first time, please click the button  


If you have recently started training as a completely new student at one of our affiliated dojos, you will be asked to join the EGKA as part of the induction process. Joining the EGKA is not only about the grading recognition process we manage on behalf of the IOGKF. Membership also provides you with immediate third party liability and personal accident insurance during training at all compliant EGKA affiliated dojos and events.

If you are an existing member of the EGKA, this information is not relevant to you. Click here to be returned to the membership options page.

When you begin the registration process you will be asked to select one of the seven following options:
    1. Single Adult Membership - register & pay online £45.00
    2. Single Junior Membership - register & pay online £ 25.00
    3. Single Infant Membership - register & pay online £ 25.00
    4. Family Membership - register & pay online £ 80.00 per year
    5. Existing EGKA member with current membership in force (all subscription levels)
    6. Non-Lead family member (non-paying)
    7. Unregistered new applicant paying by cheque in the post.

As a new student applying for EGKA membership for the first time, you would normally be expected to select one of the first four options if you are paying online with a debit or credit card to complete the registration process. You can also pay by your PayPal account if you have one. Alternatively you may chose option 7 if you just wish to register today, but make a payment by cheque in the post.

You may also register non-lead family members for the first time under option 6.

Option 5 does not apply to your situation.

Online payments with registration

All of the first four options involve you making an online debit or credit card payment to complete the registration. Unless you complete the online card payment at the end of the sign-up process, the registration will not be recorded and you will have to start again.

Selecting the family membership may save you some money. It is restricted to two adults and their children still living at home and under the age of 18 years. More information below.

Option 7 and paying by cheque

If you prefer, you can register online using option 7 and then send a cheque into the membership secretary to complete the registration. See below.


Once you have selected one of the option, you will next be presented with an online questionnaire to complete. The information we ask you to provide is necessary to allow us to better manage the needs and expectations of the general membership and fulfil our moral and statutory obligations in respect of safeguarding and insuring your safety.

Questions with a red ‘*’ asterisk must be answered before you can save and submit the form.

As a new student to the EGKA you would normally select your grade as a 10th Kyu (New Student). You should enter your IOGKF grade if you are returning to the EGKA after a break, or are joining us from another IOGKF affiliated association.

One of the other compulsory questions asks you to enter the date your EGKA membership should start from. This will be the date you first started training at the dojo you are joining.

Please note that the questionnaire serves both new members like you applying to join the EGKA for the first time, as well as existing members renewing their annual membership. Some of the questions therefore only apply to renewing members. They should be obvious and can safely be ignored by new first time applicants.

When you complete and save the questionnaire you will either be invited to pay for your subscription by debit or credit card if you chose one the options 1 to 4 … or you application confirmed if you chose option 7. The online payment system is managed by PayPal by their secure online collection process. We do not handle or store any of your debit or credit card details on our system.

When you make your application, the system holds your record in a pending file for the Membership Secretary to approve. Once your application has been approved, you will be able to receive information bulletins from both your local dojo and EGKA Central about up-and-coming events and other news. You will also receive a timely reminder to renew your membership each year in future.

One of the key advantages of the online system is you can keep us informed of any changes in your contact information and the dates you grade.

Once you have created an online account, it provides you with third party and personal accident insurance cover for any occasion you are training under the supervision of one of our recognised Instructors or Assistant Instructors at an EGKA dojo or EGKA organised and sanctioned event.

Applying for membership by overland post … or paying by cheque (Option 7)

If you don´t wish to register online, or are happy to complete the online registration but prefer to pay by cheque in the post, download and print off the following form. Please complete the form and send it together with your cheque to the address contained therein.

Family memberships

If it is to your advantage, we are pleased to offer a discount to members of the same immediate family. The offer is restricted to two adult parents and any number of their children under the age of 18 still living at home. It will be necessary to create the lead family member first (either Option 4 or 7) who will be the person billed each year. You then need to create separate accounts for each of the other members of the family (Option 6) and link them to the lead-family member. It sounds much more complex than it actually works out in practice when applying. The system makes it pretty obvious what you need to do as you go through the process.

  To register online as a new student applying for membership for the first time, please click the button