In Attendance: Paul Smith
Apologies: Ian Saunders
Licence Renewal: All students must
have their licence renewed by the 1st April each year to
be fully covered by the M.S.K.F.
insurance policy. To bring all clubs in line with the E.K.G.B. all students
must pay an additional £2.00 on top of their annual fees. The £15.00 can
be broken down into a monthly sum pro-rata to the students joining date.
Paul has to send a monthly return to the E.K.G.B. in reference to all new
starters, so can all Sensei’s please provide this information once
a new student joins each club. Each new student has to make a commitment
to the M.S.K.F. after one month of training to ensure they are covered by
the necessary insurance policy. There is a slight change to the enrolment
form in reference to the student’s medical background to make it
clearer to instructors of any special arrangement that will need to be
considered in connection to the individual’s health. The licence
procedure will be reviewed this year with the possibility that each club
will complete their own paperwork.
All licence renewals to be done by 1st
April each year.
£2.00 to be added to student fee’s for the
All Sensei’s to complete monthly return of new
All new students must join federation after 1 month.
M.S.K.F website: Paul will maintain
the website from now on ensuring all new events are recorded and general
information is available promoting M.S.K.F.
Reporting: A reminder to all clubs to use the accident book at each club
when necessary. If an entry is made to the book then a copy of the sheet
needs to go to Paul so it can be filed in a locked confidential cabinet,
to ensure student confidentiality and that we follow the data protection
Accident Sheets to go to Paul within one week of occurrence.
Risk Assessments: Each club will
need to carry out a Risk Assessment by the end of the year to stay one
step ahead of the probability that the M.S.K.F. will have to produce a
document to say that all Dojo’s have been assessed. The Risk Assessments
will also include the activities that are conducted in each club for
example the ‘sparring’ would need to explain what precautions
are in place to limit injury etc.
Child Protection: John Tate is the
nominated officer for the M.S.K.F. in relation to Child Protection. Most
if not all instructors have now had a C.R.B. check done to satisfy the
criteria for instructing children. If any other people teach they will
need to have a check done, so please forward your nominations to Paul
ASAP. We will be looking at compiling a document to give to all parents
that includes a statement around this sensitive area to ensure they have
total confidence in our federation.
Julie Sheppard – Lea Hall – requires
Ivor Newton – Lea Hall – requires C.R.B.
Procedure: John Tate has offered to do a course on how instructors need
to respond to complaints that affect our clubs. This will be another
compulsory course for all instructors to ensure we can all report and
respond effectively to complaints at every level, so that all members of
the M.S.K.F feel that they have a voice and will be recognised.
All Sensei’s to forward nominations ASAP.
First Aid: All instructors to
have a basic First Aid certificate (M.S.K.F). If anyone has a current
certificate, then please check the expiry date as they need to be valid.
All Sensei’s to forward nominations ASAP so
that Paul can speak to his First Aid contact.
Squad Training: M.S.K.F. is
registered with the E.K.G.B. we can look forward to competing in their
tournaments. Paul has arranged a referee’s course for all
interested members, to improve our understanding of the rules. Paul and
Dale will also be investigating the ‘Standard Kata’ that we
will have to learn if we wish to enter that section. As it stands at the
moment the chosen Kata’s are Jion and Kanku Dai. Once we have done
our homework we will be arranging structured Squad Training with a
specific class dedicated to developing the Standard Kata’s we need
to be within a chance of a trophy!!
Nationals: Paul has asked for a good level of support when we enter any
tournaments as the M.S.K.F. to make sure we go as a strong team. Travel
may be put on to accommodate all involved.
Championship: Ian has made enquiries at the Snowdome in Tamworth as a potential
venue for our tournament. All instructors will be asked to encourage
their students to take part as we will need to have a certain number of
participants to hold the event. It will be Kata and Kumite for all grades
that will have a title attached for example ‘M.S.K.F. Senior Kata
Date for next
meeting to be confirmed
Dale Stewart Club Secretary.