Patrick M. Hickey
Hanshi Patrick Hickey, chairman of the USA Karate Senior Masters Caucus involvement with the Olympic karate effort began in 1975. He has had both national and international referee certification, been the chief referee at numerous national championships, a national coach, instituted the coaches education committee, and was chairman of the referee council. In addition, he represented the United States at the first World Technical Congress in 1983. Hanshi Hickey was elected treasurer and the national secretary for AAU Karate and for the USA Karate Federation. Currently he is the president of the USA Karate Federation (USAKF).