EKF / BKF Chief Referee
European Kata Judge A, Referee A
World Kata Judge A, Referee A
Dale started Karate training in 1973. After finishing competing in Kata and kumite he began refereeing in 1991.
Dale gained his English and British referee qualifications and passed his first European kumite exam in 1998. He continually passed exams at European and World level over the the next 15 year period.
In 2010, Dale became the Chief Referee for the English Karate federation and in 2013 the BKF British Chief Referee. Dale became responsible for training all referees and Judges in the EKF and BKF.
In 2017 he attained a silver Pin for 15 years service at World level and in 2018 I also received a Gold pin for 20 years service at European level.
Dale is currently a European Tatami Manager and also in the panel for the Appeals Jury. He travels all around the World attending international Championships events and Referee and Judge many European, Series A, Premier League and World Finals.
Dale believes that their needs to be a closer relationship between athlete, coach and referee for the benefit of all. Also, a greater understanding of how athletes can understand rules to their benefit.