SZA National Qualifications


SZA NQ Register

NameTable OfficialKataKumiteExaminer Level
Abdullah Osman-LatibQualified – Sep 2023Judge B – 2024
Aiden FleuriotQualified – Sep 2023Judge C – 2023
Angelique CollettQualified – Sep 2023
Beau KrugerQualified – Sep 2023
Chantal La BellaQualified – Nov 2023Judge C – 2023
Christiaan SaaimanQualified – Sep 2023Judge C – 2023E (Mar 2024)
Debbie SchoombeeQualifiedJudge A – 2024Senior Referee – 2024A (Mar 2024)
Derrijck ZehC (Jun 2024)
Deven MorrisonD (Mar 2024)
Dewet SaaimanQualifiedJudge A – 2024Senior Referee – 2024C (Mar 2024)
Drienie SwartQualifiedJudge C – 2023D (Mar 2024)
Elmarie van ZylQualifiedChief RefereeChief RefereeA (Mar 2024)
Eric ClarkE (Mar 2024)
Eurika van der WattQualified – May 2024Judge C – 2023E (Mar 2024)
Henri SaaimanQualified – May 2024
Jayden DryQualified – May 2024
JJ MaasbergQualifiedJudge A – 2024Senior Referee – 2024
Kay EngelbrechtJudge A – 2024Kansa – 2024C (Jun 2024)
Kritvi MistriQualified – Sep 2023Judge C – 2023
Lisel SteynQualifiedJudge A – 2024Senior Referee – 2024
Louise SchonbornQualified
Mari du PreezQualifiedJudge A – 2024Senior Referee – 2024A (Mar 2024)
Marjolein LewisQualifiedJudge A – 2024Kansa – 2024A (Mar 2024)
Michelle BotesQualified – May 2024
MJ du PlessisQualified – Sep 2023Judge B – 2024
Mkkano HarilalQualified – Sep 2023Judge C – 2023
Morrie SwartQualified – Nov 2023Judge A – 2024B (Mar 2024)
Patrick TchonkoE (Jun 2024)
Rahana van VughtQualifiedJudge C – 2023
Rahana van VughtE (Mar 2024)
Reese MorrisonE (Mar 2024)
Robbynne PetersenE (Jun 2024)
Sean VenterD (Mar 2024)
Shannon OlivierQualifiedJudge B – 2024E (Mar 2024)
Shepherd ChakanyukaJudge C – 2023E (Jun 2024)
Stefan SchonbornQualifiedJudge A – 2024Referee A – 2024C (Mar 2024)
Vernon PetersenE (Jun 2024)
Viksha MistriQualifiedJudge B – 2024Referee B – 2024D (Mar 2024)

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Only a Karateka may obtain this qualification.
Attire:  Whistle, Grey pants, White collar shirt, SZA tie, SZA blue blazer (or blue soft shell jacket for SZA competitions), Black soft sole shoes & socks.

Chief Referee: Kata & Kumite

  • Can confidently do all aspects of Competition formats and act as Tournament Director.
    Has an advanced knowledge level of all kumite rules and is able to apply them correctly.

Kata:

  • Judge A: Kata
    Can confidently judge all levels, take centre as a kata judge and is able to apply all kata criteria when judging.
  • Judge B: Kata
    Can confidently judge all levels and is able to apply all kata criteria when judging.
  • Judge C: Kata
    Can confidently judge up to Red belt and is able to apply most of the kata criteria when judging.

Kumite:

  • Senior Referee: Kumite
    Can confidently act as a centre referee for all Kumite formats and as a Tatami Head. Has an advanced knowledge level of all kumite rules and is able to apply them correctly.
  • Referee A: Kumite
    Can confidently act as a centre referee for Nihon & Sanbon matches and as a corner referee in Ippon matches. Has an intermediate knowledge level of Ippon, Sanbon & Nihon kumite rules and is able to apply them correctly.
  • Referee B: Kumite
    Can confidently act as a mirror referee and a corner referee in Ippon matches. Has basic knowledge of Ippon, Sanbon & Nihon kumite rules and how it should be applied.
  • Kansa: Kumite
    Can confidently assist in a kumite match and has a fair knowledge of Sanbon & Nihon kumite rules.

EXAMINER LEVELS

  • Level A: Minimum Yondan and can grade at National level from Sandan and up.
  • Level B: Minimum Sandan and can grade at National level up to Nidan. 
  • Level C: Minimum Nidan and can grade at Regional level up to Junior Black 3. 
  • Level D: Minimum Shodan and can grade at Regional level up to Red 3. 
  • Level E : Minimum Shodan and can grade at Dojo level only. 

Follow this link to view the SZA National Dan Register