USA Karate SafeSport Program

Athletes will perform better, soar higher, and get more from Karate if they feel safe.The USA Karate Safe Sport Program, in partnership with the US Olympic Committee and USA Center for SafeSport, seeks to create a healthy, supportive environment for all participants. Through education, resource, and training, we help members of the USA Karate community recognize, reduce, and respond to misconduct.


SafeSport Training

One of the most exciting aspects of the USA Karate SafeSport Program is the online training/education that is available to help our members become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport.  We are pleased to announce that all USA Karate registered coaches, officials, employees and volunteers are entitled to take the training at no cost. 

As of January 2018, SafeSport has launched a brand-new course, which is different than what members may have taken in the past. Starting January 1, 2019 the requirements to complete the course or its refresher has changed to annually. We are required by the SafeSport Code and policies to have all of our members trained with the new materials by March 2019. USA Karate coaches and officials will need to complete updated SafeSport Training in order to meet the condition of membership for a Coach/Official.

Once you have completed the Core SafeSport Course, there will be a Refresher Course available for individuals who have previously completed the core SafeSport course and need to recertify. 

PLEASE NOTE members can access SafeSport Training through their membership account at

Click here to download the SafeSport and Background Check compliance FAQ

Report a Violation

Click here to download the incident report form

Direct Contacts:



Related Links & Resources

USA Center for SafeSport

National Center for Safety Initiatives (Background Screening)

US Government Anti-Bullying Program

National Boys Town Hotline (24/7 Counseling Services)


For 24/7 crisis support, contact the SafeSport helpline for crisis interventions, referrals and emotional support. This confidential and secure helpline is operated by RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

NCA represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CACs host a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocates and mental health practitioners who investigate instances of child abuse and neglect.

This national hotline serves people affected by sexual violence. To search for local centers, visit call the hotline phone number, 800.656.HOPE.

The National Suicide Prevention LifeLine provides a national network of 160 local crisis centers and provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Additional Resources

SafeSport PSA

SafeSport Overview Letter

Participant Safety Handbook

Background Screening Self Registration Letter

Sign in for Online Training

Covered Individuals

U.S. Center for SafeSport Launches Victim Services

2017 USOC SafeSport Audit

Parent Resources

Other SafeSport Resources