USA Karate Referee Committee

 

 Cleveland Baxter
914-665-2752
   

Fariba Madani
303-665-0339
fmadani@usankf.org
 


Cedric Barksdale
roninkaratedo@gmail.com



 

Mary Crawford
408-219-3079
    William Gatch
will.gatch@gmail.com
   
 
WKF Officials
   
First Name Last Name Kumite License Kata License State  Style 
Kathy Bailey Referee A Judge A IL  Shotokan
Cedric Barksdale Referee A Judge A NY  Shotokan
Cleveland Baxter Referee A Judge A  NY  
Luis Briceno Judge A Judge A  RI  Shitoryu
Mary Crawford Referee A Judge A  CA  Shotokan
Jose Diaz   Judge B  FL  Shorinryu
Jay Farrell Referee A Judge A  CO/WA  Ryobukai
William Gatch Judge B Judge B  IL  Shotokan
Everdale Gatchalian Judge A Judge B  TX  Wadoryu
Ramon Hiraldo Judge B Judge B  NY  Shotokan
Christopher Hodgin Referee A Judge A  AK  Shitoryu
Cyrus Madani Referee A Judge A  CO  Shotokan
Fariba Madani Referee A Judge A  CO  Shotokan
Diane Martin Judge B Judge B  WA  Shitory
Michael McKenzie Judge B Judge B  CA  Shotokan
Alex Miladi Referee A Judge A  CA  Genseiryu
Mike Mustoe Judge B Judge B  CA  Genseiryu
Jo Pledge Judge B Judge A  TX  Shitoryu
Joe Ramyond Judge B
 TX  Shitoryu
Luis Sanchez Judge A Judge B  FL  Shitoryu
Raul Shelton Referee A Judge A  TX  Shorinryu
Charles Sweigert Referee A Judge A  WA  Shitoryu
Katsutaka Tanaka Referee A Judge A  AK  Shitoryu
Senthil Thiyagarajan Judge A Judge A  TX  Shitoryu
PKF Officials
   
First Name Last Name Kumite  Kata State  Style 
Kathy Bailey Referee A Judge A  IL  Shotokan
Cedric Barksdale Referee A Judge A NY  Shotokan
William Bastian Referee A  Judge A  IL  Shotokan
Luis Briceno Referee A Judge A  RI  Shitoryu
Maximilian Chomiak Referee A Judge A  FL  Shitoryu
Mary Crawford Referee A Judge A  CA  Shotokan
Jose Diaz Referee A Judge A  FL  Shotokan
Jay Farrell Referee A Judge A

 CO/WA

 Ryobukai
Everdale Gatchalian Referee A Judge A  TX  Wadoryu
Ramon Hiraldo Referee A Judge A  NY  Shotokan
Christopher Hodgin Referee A Judge A  AK  Shotokan
Fariba Madani Referee A Judge A CO  Shotokan
Diane Martin Referee A Judge A  IL  Shotokan
Michael McKenzie Referee A Judge A  WA  Shotokan
Alex Miladi Referee A Judge A  CA  Shotokan
Mike Mustoe Referee A Judge A  CA  Shotokan
Jo Pledge Referee A Judge A  CA  Shotokan
Carlos Quintero Referee A Judge A  FL  Shitoryu
Dorvil Robenson Referee A Judge A  CA  Shotokan
Jose Santaella Referee A Judge A  FL  Shotokan
Raul Shelton Referee A Judge A  TX  Shotokan
Senthil Thiyagarajan Referee A Judge A  TX  Shitoryu
Jorge Caro  Judge B Judge B  CA  Shitoryu
Jesus Costa  Referee B Judge B  FL  Shotokan
Vincent Garcia  Judge C N/A  TX  Wadoryu
Gentil

Gilvan

 Judge B N/A  NY  Shitoryu
Ray Hughes  Judge A Judge A  AZ  Wadoryu
Charles Jarnagin  Referee B Judge A  MO  Shotokan
Enrique Mares  Referee B N/A  OR  Shitoryu
Lorri Meske  Judge C Judge C  OR  Shitoryu
 Amadou Niang  Judge A Judge A  UT  Shotokan
 Bill Plapinger  Judge B Judge B  OR  Shotokan
 Parkhi  Rai  Judge C  Judge C  NY  Shotokan
 Suresh Raman  Judge A  Judge A  TX  Shitoryu
 Joe Raymond  Referee A

Judge B

 TX  Shotokan
 Luis Rojas  Judge B Judge C  TX  Shitoryu
 Maya McKenzie  Judge A Judge A  WA  Shitoryu
 Ponmalar Senthil  Judge C Judge C  TX

 Shitoryu

 Shanta Thokar  Judge A Judge B  NY  Shotokan
 Robert Utsey  Referee A N/A  NY  Shotokan
 Jorge Viera  Judge A Judge B  FL  Shorinryu
 Craig Warren  Referee B Judge B  KS  Chong Shin
 Sean Watkins  Judge C Judge C  FL  Chong Shin

 

Officials look up - find current licenses and membership standings

*Officials Members are required to complete SafeSport annually and a Background check every two years

 

To be in good standing and authorized to officiate at USA Karate Signature Events the following conditions must be met:

  • Officials 18 years and older must be current members with either an officials or coaches membership
  • Must have completed a background check with NCSI and have a clear check or an approved exception. See background check policy in the Participant Safety Handbook
  • Must complete SafeSport Training annually with the US Center for SafeSport.

Individuals with an expired membership or Compliance Incomplete are not authorized by USA Karate to be in a position of authority or to have regular contact with minor athletes.

If there is an error in your current license information please send a copy of your current official’s passport to Diane Martin