SAKKS Judges Training Program
The South African Koi Keepers Society Judges Training Program
The SAKKS Judges Training Programme is renown throughout the koi world for being comprehensive and one that requires both dedication and commitment. The programme initially comprises training in the theory of koi appreciation and judging of koi at shows, with trainees writing numerous written examinations, researching specific topics related to judging and attending koi shows as trainee judges over a period of 2 years.
If they meet the required standard of judging competency they become SAKKS Certified C Grade Judges and continue judging at koi shows as they progress through to SAKKS Grade B and SAKKS Grade A Certified Judges. The goal of each SAKKS Judge however is to become a ZNA Local Certified Judge.
ZNA is the worldwide hobbyist’s organisation with its head office in Japan. Such certification requires that a ZNA Chapter must recommend a member judge to the ZNA Judges Certification Committee in Japan which will consider the application based on that judges meeting the requirements, including ZNA
Membership for at least 5 years and having judged at a minimum number ZNA recognised koi shows and attended recognised ZNA Judging Seminars. SAKKS however does not believe that a member should simply meet the minimum criteria for ZNA Local Judge Certification. It has its own very high standards and criteria which must be met before the SAKKS Certified judge is recommended for consideration for ZNA Local Certified Judge status by ZNA in Japan
Our SAKKS Judges are trained to the very high standards demanded by the Judges Standards Committee of SAKKS and as such have a reputation internationally as well rounded and proficient judges.
AS AT JUNE 2020 SAKKS HAS THE FOLLOWING ZNA JUDGES AND TRAINEES:
ZNA Certified Judges:
ZNA ASSISTANT CERTIFIED JUDGES:
ZNA LOCAL CERTIFIED JUDGES: