Pete Ryan


QKA Rules Update webinar   Recently updated !

In preparation for the QKA State Titles, the QKA Rules Update ZOOM Seminar will be conducted by Sean Lawrence on Sunday November 1, commencing 2:00pm. The seminar is suitable for all referees, judges, coaches, competitors, karate students and their supporters. Click on the following link to join the webinar:  QKA Rules Update […]


QKA UPDATE – Stage 3 easing of restrictions

Hello All, Details concerning Stage 3 easing of restrictions have now been published.  Please follow the link shown below: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/business-activity-undertaking-direction/stage3 Karate is a member of the Indoor Sports Group.  A Queensland Health approved Indoor Sports Group Industry Covid Safety Plan has been developed and is available  at the following address: […]


National Titles deferred to 2021

The AKF has just announced: “The Australian Karate Federation together with all State Federations has decided to postpone this year’s National Championships to a date to be confirmed in 2021. The 48th National Championships will be in Perth, Western Australia. This difficult decision is supported unanimously by the AKF Executive […]


Move to Stage 2 easing of restrictions

In a unexpected development, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday announced a move to Stage 2 of the easing of restrictions around the Covid-19 virus from noon Monday 1/6/20. This is roughly two weeks ahead of the planned June 12th change. Her full statement can be found via this link. http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/5/31/major-easing-of-restrictions-will-open-queensland-for-queenslanders Of […]


COVID-19: Return to Play guide for Queensland

Please see the Return to Play guide for Queensland sport, recreation and fitness industries, fact sheets, checklist and frequently asked questions, that have been released by Sport and Recreation. This provides single point of information to better understand the easing of restrictions and what that means for all of us […]


AIS framework for recommencing sporting activity

Hello All, The following is a link to the Australian Institute of Sport’s Executive Summary of guidelines for recommencing sporting activity, which has just been published. https://ais.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/730374/35845_AIS-Framework-for-Rebooting-Sport-Summary.pdf The document defines: a set of National overarching principles for the resumption of sport and recreational activities; general criteria for Activity Levels A, […]