Welcome to the home page of the Ulster
Karate-Do Federation (UKF). In this site you will find information
relating to the UKF clubs, its senior grades, and its members. The
UKF is based in the North West of Ireland and it is a very busy
organization with events occurring on a regular basis. We have strong
links with other reputable local, national and international organizations.
From a national perspective the UKF is a member of the Irish Karate
Advisory Board (IKAB) and the Irish Martial Arts Commission (IMAC).
From an international perspective, the UKF is a full member
of the World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKF).
The UKF strives to provide the best
for its membership through its accredited coaches, its contacts
with other reputable organisations and its membership of National
and International Governing bodies. The UKF allows its members to
achieve their own potential be that in the local, national or international
arena. Each UKF member is afforded the chance to participate at
a level that suits them. To help students achieve their potential,
all UKF coaches are guided by Technical Criteria that ensure that
students have met fitness and practice standards. Also, each year
the UKF runs accredited coaching courses, refereeing courses, kata
courses and karate competitions. While brown belt gradings are held
twice a year, black belt gradings are held once a year.
On behalf of the UKF membership I hope
that you enjoy your visit to the UKF website.
Columba McLaughlin 5th Dan