British Karate Federation

BKF Chief Referee - Dale Gamble


Dale Gamble is a 7th Dan Wado Ryu practioner and Chief referee of the British Karate Federation and English Karate Federation.


Dale is also a qualified European Tatami Manager Kumite Referee A and Kata judge A and World Tatami manager Kumite Referee A and Kata judge A.


Dale's first English Championships was attended in 1991 and gained his English Qualification, he then went to his first British Championships attended in 1992 and gained his British Qualification.


Dale qualified in his first international Qualification in Europe in 1998, Belgrade, and subsequently added a World Qualification in 2003, France.


Dale has attended over 100 overseas international championships including European Championships, European Games, World Championships, K1 Premier Leagues tournaments and Olympic qualifying events.


Dales Career highlight was in 2016 European Championships where he refereed in the men's Team final, Ladies Kata final and Men's Team kata Finals.