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EGKA National Championship 2020
Sunday, 1st November 2020, Stratford

The EGKA National Championship is an open event for Juniors & Cadets of 9th Kyu and above and Adults of all grades. As there is no qualification requirement via the Regionals, there is an entry fee to pay. The entry form and fee is to be handed to each dojo instructor.

The closing date for entries is receipt by the co-ordinator on Sunday 18th October 2020. Entries will not be accepted after this date.

Please ensure that all information is entered correctly as any mistakes or omissions will mean that the student will not be entered in the competition.

We cannot run this event without the help of volunteer referees, timekeepers and scorers. So please confirm to Petra Roe (secretary (at) egka.org.uk) if you are available to help on the day as soon as possible. There will be refreshments provided to all Referees and Assistants throughout the day.

Event Timetable/Details

    1. Sensei Ernie will be the Chief Referee.
    2. The event is open to Juniors and Cadets of 9th kyu (yellow belt) and above, and Adults of all grades
    3. The day will start at 09:00 when the children will be organised into their respective groups and mats.
    4. The event will start at 09:30 with the lowest grade / youngest children first, progressing to Adults in the afternoon.
    5. We may include an Adults veteran (45 yrs plus) category in both kata and kumite if there is enough interest.
    6. There wil be Team kata for juniors and cadets only. Please refer to your instructor for team name.
    7. Kumite rules will be Shobu Ippon, except for Adult Brown & Black Belts who will compete under Iri Kumi rules.
    8. Shin and Insteps and gloves must be worn – no MMA type will be allowed.
    9. Each mat area will be allocated a Senior Referee plus Assistants, timekeepers and scorers.
    10. The event will aim to finish by circa 17:00.

Entry Form

Please download and complete this National 2020 Entry Form and hand it to your Dojo Sensei as soon as possible before the closing date of 18th October 2020.

Latest Entry Submission Date

The final entry date for all entries to be submitted by Dojo Instructors to the co-ordinator, (register (at) egka.org.uk), is 18th October 2020. So please get your entry form to your instructor well before that date - please check with your instructor for their latest entry deadline.

If you have any other queries please refer to your instructor.

Dojo Instructors please download the dojo entry spreadsheet Dojo Entry Spreadsheet and forward fully completed for all your dojo members.


Main Hall
Stratford Leisure Centre
Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 6YY

Hotels near to Stratford Leisure Centre

  • Holiday Inn, Bridgefoot, Stratford, CV37 6YR. Tel: 0871 423 4879
  • Premier Inn, Peyton Street, Stratford, CV37 6UQ. Tel: 0871 527 9282
  • Best Western Grosvenor Hotel, Warwick Rd, Stratford, CV37 6YT. Tel: 01789 269213
  • Mecure Shakespeare Stratford Hotel, Chapel St, Stratford, CV37 6ER. Tel: 01789 294997

All hotels are within easy walking distance of the Leisure Centre.

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