The Northern Ireland Karate Board Ltd (NIKB) is recognised by Sport NI as the National Governing Body for the sport of Karate in the Northern Ireland.
The NIKB exists to ensure the safe delivery of Karate through all its member organisations. This is effected by Registered Instructor training which includes Code of Conduct and Ethics; Health and Safety, including Risk Assessment; Safeguarding; Insurance and Enhanced Disclosure along with Access NI checks.
The NIKB’s policies and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure compliance with current regulations and best practice guidelines. NIKB is also assessed by Sport NI, which assures current and prospective members that policies and procedures are actively in place with the board and its member organisations. NIKB ensures that a High Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting of both Children and Adults is in place throughout all the member organisations.
NIKB Ltd undertakes a continuous review, through Self Assurance, of its governance, policies and procedures to ensure it is fit for purpose. The NIKB through its member organisations and in conjunction with Sport NI and local Sports Associations is committed via its 2013 Strategy to increasing participation in Karate. This increase is sustained through the effective delivery of safe Karate, which is facilitated by professional coach training and on-going club development.
Through NIKB’s membership of the British Karate Federation (BKF) it is also a member and recognised by both the European Karate Federation (EKF) and World Karate Federation (WKF).
Also the WKF is the only karate body to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Given the above why not take a look and click this link “What NIKB has on offer to its Members” that can only be provided by the National Governing Body as recognised by Sport NI.