Referees, Judges, Ring Marshals and Table Officials

Karate Queensland recognises and sincerely thanks the many volunteers who support our tournaments and State team training and competition activities. The success of our competition programme relies heavily on their dedication and commitment.

Karate Queensland’s Referees and Judges are experienced karate practitioners who have undertaken substantial theoretical and practical tournament adjudication training and related formal certification at State, National, Oceania and World levels. Our experienced referees and judges are held in high regard and are regularly called upon to participate at National and International events.

We are currently collating and finalising the list of referees and judges.

Becoming a Referee or Judge

The main duty for Kumite Judges is recognising and signalling points scored during bouts. The more experienced Kumite Referees are responsible for controlling the conduct of matches.

Kata Judges assess kata performances and rank competitors according to defined technical and athletic performance criteria.

Judging and refereeing karate competitions is a demanding, but also very rewarding activity. Officials, who are also still competing and coaching, agree that practical experience with judging has helped them to improve and develop their personal performance as athletes and dojo coaches.

State Kumite Judge and State Kata Judge are the starting point accreditations requiring theory and practical training and assessment at two State level tournaments within one year. Contact Queensland’s Referee Council Secretary for more information or contact us.

Coaching and Referee/Officials enquiries should be made to the appropriate portfolio holders by email.