Tournament Series  -  Associated Schools  -  Officials/Referee Certification


Join the PKC and begin accumulating Regional & National points for tournament competition. Finish the season in the top ten of your division and you will be recognized by the organizaton and your peers as a PKC Champion at the annual Regional Awards Ceremony!!!

Membership also carries other benefits. Many PKC promoters give members discounts for seminars and tournament competition.  PKC member's competition points will be listed under PKC Region 7 Ratings for the tournament season. You may become a member by signing up online. Your payment of MC, Visa or DEBIT will be processed online with email confirmation or download and fill out application and mail check or money order. Here are some other benefits of becoming a member of PKC Region VII: 

  • Published Rulebook
  • On-line access to current point standings
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Discounted entry fees for members
  • Membership Card, Patch and Certificate
  • Local and Regional Seminars
  • PKC Referee & Judge Certification
  • Annual National Championships
  • Internationally recognized Rank Certification
  • National Team Competition
  • Both Regional & National Ratings for PKC Competitors
  • Annual PKC Region VII Awards Ceremony
  • Lifetime Membership Individuals can become a lifetime member of the PKC by submitting an application to PKC Headquarters. After approved he/she will be sent 2 gold patches along with a gold certificate, lapel pin and laminated membership card with personal ID#. These items will be renewed periodically for the life of the membership.


    PKC Region VII maintains Regional point standings for PKC Members who place in the TOP TEN at any PKC event in Kentucky, (s) Ohio, Tennessee and (s) Indiana. An annual Regional Awards Ceremony is then held in conjunction with a PKC Regional Tournament  to honor the Champions. Quarterly ratings are made available to all PKC Members & Schools. Click sign below to download a PKC Tournament Sanction Application.


The PKC has initiated a Referee Certification program for point tournaments. With this program the PKC has prepared extensive tests in this area to be taken by Black Belts who care to upgrade their officiating abilities.

In order to provide the very Best In Martial Arts Competition, PKC is constantly striving to improve the quality of officiating in martial arts competition. PKC Referees are trained to deliver a Safe, Fair and Fun experience for all our competitors. This is why since 1986 the PKC has consistently been a premier martial arts organization throughout the United States and Canada.

This is your opportunity to make a difference and give back to the martial arts. Those who get involved with PKC make a positive impact on young martial artists.

PKC Referee Certification includes PKC ID Card, Rule Book, Referee Patch and Certificate. Corner Referee must be a minimum of 18 yrs old, Advanced Belt or Black Belts. Center Referee must be minimum of 21 yrs old, Black Belt must have at least 1 yr experience as a Corner Referee.

Clinic's will be held at PKC Region VII Santioned Tournaments from 9AM-10AM. Black Belts may pre-register using the Sign Up Online link or RSVP to or call 502-822-6612.


Instructors, students and enthusiasts of Karate have many reasons for their interest in this and other martial arts organizations. Some are drawn to the PKC for tournaments and sporting aspects of competition. Others seek to add business marketing and student retention tools to their schools. While still others enjoy attending or conducting weapons and self-defense seminars.

Whether you are interested in our Associated School program for mental or physical well being, PKC Region VII offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.  The PKC will accept all martial arts schools throughout the country that meets our criteria as professionals. These schools will be permitted to display the PKC Associated School logo in their schools and on their advertising. Membership is on an Annual Basis, and helps to encourage & support your Regional martial arts program. Direct Mail and Online Registration available. Click associated school link above to join or contact our Regional Director for more information.