Invitation and welcome of the EGKF President Mr. Humberto Oliveira and EGKF General secretary Mr. Jiri Bocek
2. Admission / exclusion of the EGKF members
Several National Federations have been contacted by E.G.K.F. for more then one time. Many didn’t reply (Andorra, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland and Slovenia).
Some stated Goju as inexistent: Cyprus, Malta, San Marino, Turkmenistan and Wales.
Some gave us addresses of Goju groups which we have contacted with no further results: Bulgaria, England, France, Greece and Sweden
Some pass away our information to Goju groups: Armenia, with no further evolution
Since last 2007 Senior Championship the following countries made their application: Estonia, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Poland and Switzerland all were admitted as full members by the General meeting.
3. Report of the EGKF president
Report of the EGKF president Mr. Humberto Oliveira: (power point presentation)
EGKF past, present and future:
Information and statistics, graphs – membership development of the EGKF
E.G.K.F. has the aim of promoting, organising, regulating and popularising Goju-Ryu Karate Do. To fulfil our purposes, E.G.K.F. will follow the line, rules and goals established by the World Karate Federation (WKF).
In order to achieve its purposes E.G.K.F. will:
– Held tournaments for Cadets & Juniors and Seniors;
– Promote the improvement of Goju-Ryu techniques;
– Promote courses for leaders, trainers and referees;
– Held Congresses and Conferences;
– Promote Dan classes and technical seminars;
– Print publications or magazines;
– Seek recognition, as style federation, within the European Karate Federation
We are currently being the motor of the constitution of the World Goju-Ryu Karate Federation, as well as similar Federations in other continents.
4. Report of the EGKF treasurer
Mr. Pieter Harms has reported EGKF budget (income and expenditure). Complete report is at the disposal.
5. Report of the Referee committee
EGKF kumite: 15 referees and 4 judges
Kata : 21 judges
But anyway, we have always problems with low number of referees on tatami and especially with national parity in relation to competitors.
In this case, EGKF claims penalty to countries with no or less number of referees along the rules.
6. Admission of the new COR rules
The new COR rules have been after some discussions by the EGKF General meeting admited. Complete version is on our internet site www.egkf.net at your disposal.
7. Admission of the new REF rules
The new REF rules have been by the EGKF General meeting admited. Complete version is on our internet site www.egkf.net at your disposal.
8. Election of the EGKF DC, Auditors, Referee Committee and Organizing Committee
All EGKF members received before the date of General meeting proposal for EGKF positions for EGKF Directive Committee, auditors, Referee Committee and Organizing Committee.
Those members have been accepted and voted by the EGKF General meeting:
President – Humberto Nuno de Oliveira (POR)
Vice- President – Horst Nehm (GER)
Secretary-General – Jiri Bocek (CZE)
Treasurer – Pieter Harms (BEL)
Franz Katzlberger (AUT)
Henk Gerrits (NED)
Chairman – Vitaliano Morandi (ITA)
Vocals – Jaromir Musil (CZE)
Nuno Cardeira (POR)
Thomas Braatz (AUT)
Uwe Portugall (GER)
Chairman – Erhard Kellner (AUT)
Vocal – Valdemar Almeida (POR)
DC member – Jiri Bocek (CZE)
9. Proposal and presentation of next events – EGKF calendar
Organizers will present their application in the year 2010.
10. Other issues
EGKF General meeting has been closed by the EGKF President.
EGKF General Secretary