Referees

The Referees Council is responsible for many facets of Karate NZ. The objectives include:

a. To establish a pool of qualified referees, judges and officials at Regional, National and International levels of accreditation.
b. To establish and maintain a register of all referees and judges at Regional and National level and their current qualifications.
c. To establish regular training seminars for referees, judges and officials at Regional and National level.
d. To develop and publish policies and criteria for examination and accreditation at Regional and National level.
e. To hold annual accreditation examinations for kumite and Kata judging at Regional and National level.
f. To develop and maintain and publish policies on preparation of New Zealand referees and officials for international accreditation.
g. To work with other Technical Offices of Karate New Zealand to assist in the development and maintenance of high technical standards among Karate New Zealand members on the requirement of international Karate competition

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    Chairperson

    Simon Merrick

    KNZ and OKF Ref. Council Member
    WKF Kumite Referee A & Kata Judge A
  • Image of Johnny Ling
    Council Member

    Johnny Ling

    KNZ and OKF Ref. Council Member
    WKF Kumite Referee A & Kata Judge A
  • Image of Grant Holland
    Council Member

    Grant Holland

    KNZ Referees Council Member
    WKF Kumite Referee A & OKF - Kata Judge A
  • Image of Dhamikka Ariyaratna
    Council Member

    Dhamikka Ariyaratna

    KNZ Referees Council Member
    WKF Kumite Referee A & Kata Judge A
  • Image of Dave Harris
    Council Member

    Dave Harris

    KNZ Referees Council Member
    WKF Kumite Judge B & Kata Judge B
  • Image of Thanasi Balaphas
    Council Member

    Thanasi Balaphas

    KNZ Referees Council Member
    Chairman of the Otago Southland Region
  • Image of George Glausiuss
    Council Member

    George Glausiuss

    Treasurer for Karate New Zealand
    KNZ Referees Council Member
    Chairperson for CW Region