The World Koshiki Karatedo Federation has qualified as an official recognized international referee.


In order to improve the qualities of the official international judge and to obtain the necessary knowledge and refereeing skills for international referees, an international judging workshop was held to train certified international judges, and the official recognition international Issuance of a certificate with the referee qualification training.

Overview / criteria

Certified international referee license

All referees for official tournaments (including world cup tournaments, international ,national, tournaments, and local tournaments for each country) should have an International Official Referee License.

International Official Referee Licenses are given based on a skill test and written test or thesis, after discussion.

International Official Referee seminars will be held in each country and area, and after discussion, International Official Referee Licenses and diplomas are given.

Rank of International Official Referees

Rank of International Official Referees classify as follows.
Referee licenses are effective for one year. Referees need to have additional accreditation in future to continue as an international referee following expiration of the current license.

Class-C Referee (lowest rank)
Class-B Referee
Class-A Referee
Senior Referee
Master Referee

Attitude of International Official Referees

  • Referees are neutral.
  • Referees have dignity and a stately attitude.
  • Referees carefully watch every match and judge each movement correctly.
  • Referees do not discuss the results of matches except with auditors, other referees and competitors during the match.
  • Referees must make each judgment clearly and quickly, with punctual timing and full confidence.