Blackledge refereeing at Katana 2 'No Mercy' in Glasgow
|Style||Pak Mei Kung Fu
Goju Ryu Karate
|Years active||1961 - 1985 Karate
1965-1975 (Full Contact Karate / Kickboxing)
1972 - Present (Pak Mei Wu Chi Yun Kung Fu)
(1979 – present (Professional Referee)
2007 – present (ISKA)
John Blackledge is the current ISKA UK National Director of Referees and Officials and a former world champion kickboxer. He is also a 7th Dan in Goju Ryu Karate and a Kung Fu Sifu, specialising in Pak Mei Wu Chi Yun Style after learning under Sifu George Taylor and late Master Lee Chang       
- Totally Taekwondo magazine - issue 38 - page 28 - interview with Andy Davies (George Taylor & John Blackledge)
- Fighters Magazine March 1985 - Cover Feature - "The Pak Mei Wu Chi Yun of John Blackledge"
- Fighters Magazine March 1994 - Cover Feature - "John Blackledge - Guardian of the Ring"
- Fighters Magazine April 1992 - Cover Feature -"John Blackledge - The Fighters Referee"
- Book - Martial Arts of the Orient - Peter Lewis - pages 44 and 45
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