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The Disability Karate Federation

The Disability Karate Federation

Charity information

The Disability Karate Federation

We are a registered charity that uses the iconic martial arts to improve the lives of people who are disabled, disadvantaged or living with poverty. We provide education and employment opportunities as we work to build and strengthen inclusion in both traditional communities and the modern communities of the social media.

Founded 2013

  • Mission statement

    Based on sound sports science, the DKF KickStart 100 Projects activate sustainable participation for people who are disabled, disadvantaged or living with poverty
    A KickStart 100 Project is a Network model of Mainstream HUB and Satellite clubs in the same geographical location. 95% of disabled young people are in mainstream educational environments. Satellites are based in Special Schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Colleges, Day Centres, Sports Centres and Universities around the centrally located HUB which is where inclusion can take place. This Network model provides access to continued participation for people living in the area as they progress through school and into a work environment. The Networks are scaleable and replicable
    Each KickStart 100 Project provides volunteering opportunities to non-disabled youth, parents, carers, members of the local community and teachers who will train in martial arts side by side with disabled and disadvantaged people. In the second phase of each KickStart 100 Project the network of HUB and satellites are run by a committee from the local community with representation on the Executive Committee of the DKF.
    By developing regulated and accredited coaching qualifications we create a high quality coaching environment which sustains participation for people who are marginalised in society and provides outcomes into education and employment for both athletes and coaches.

  • Aims

    The Disability Karate Federation aims to:

    • Everyone is included, everyone can achieve and everyone can enjoy the feelings that achievement brings.
    • To provide education and employment opportunities for people who are disabled, disadvantaged or living with poverty
    • Through KickStart 100 projects the DKF create strong inclusive communities in both traditional and the new communities of social media
    • The DKF will educate martial arts instructors to turn them into coaches.
    • The DKF encourages instructors not to teach martial arts, but to use martial arts to coach people.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2013

    Registered Charity Number: 1156581

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 20

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 07446503082

    Address: 45 Mill Lane OX3 0QB

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website