Lauren Salisbury British Karates first Youth Olympic Bronze Medalist

David Smith BKF Patron

High Performance karate coach vacancy

Charlotte Hope GB’s first Youth Olympian in Karate

UK Sport investment

BKF 4 Nations 2017

European Championship Success

British Karate Federation International Open 2017 Update

Karate in the Olympics

Dale Gamble BKF Chief Referee

Dale Gamble is a 7th Dan Wado Ryu practioner and Chief referee of the British Karate Federation and English Karate Federation.

Dale is also a qualified European Tatami Manager Kumite Referee A and Kata judge A and World Tatami manager  Kumite Referee A and Kata judge A

Dales First English Championships was attended in 1991 and gained his English Qualification, he then went to his  first British Championships attended in 1992 and gained his British Qualification

Dale then wen on to qualify in his first international Qualification in Europe in 1998, Belgrade and subsequently added  a World Qualification in 2003, France

Dale has attended 95 overseas international championships including European, 1st European games, World, Premier leagues and Olympic qualifying events

Dales  Career highlight was in 2016 European Championships where I refereed  in the men's Team final, Ladies Kata final and Men's Team kata Finals