Paris to host historic Karate 1-Premier League event
Featuring a record-breaking number of participants, the 2017 edition of the Karate 1-Premier League in Paris to be held in the French city from January 27-29 promises to be a historic spectacle.  With 12 days to go for the closing of the inscripti [...]
Documentary on Karate World Championships coming to Olympic Channel
The documentary “Karate Magic in Linz” will premiere exclusively on the Olympic Channel on Monday, December 26. The 30-minute film tells the story of the 2016 Karate World Championships from the emotions and excitement of thousands of Karatekas an [...]
Nippon Budokan approved as Karate venue for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee Executive Board today approved the venue for the Karate event at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The Karate competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held at Nippon Budokan. Considered the mecca and the  [...]
Karate included in 2018 Youth Olympic Games programme
The International Olympic Committee Executive Board agreed today  to add Karate to the sports programme of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires (Argentina). The decision represents yet another ground-breaking moment for the anci [...]
2017 WKF official calendar announced
Fans around the world will have plenty of Karate action to look forward to in 2017 as the WKF competition calendar was announced on Friday. The many highlights of the thrilling year include five spectacular Karate 1- Premier League events, the ant [...]
Japan top medal table at memorable Karate World Championships
Outstanding victories by both Male and Female Kata teams helped Japan finish the 2016 Karate World Championships in first position of the final standings of the thrilling competition being held in Linz (Austria), thus confirming the domination of  [...]
Lifetime dream come true for Refugee team at Karate World Championships
While every single one of the over thousand athletes competing at the Karate World Championships this week share the same excitement for participating in the biggest event of the sport, one group of karatekas is especially ecstatic about being in  [...]
Antonio Espinós re-elected as WKF President for six-year term
Mr. Antonio Espinós was re-elected as President of the World Karate Federation at the 2016 WKF Congress in Linz (Austria) where he vowed to continue taking Karate to “historic and memorable times”. Mr. Espinós, who was first elected in 1998, stood [...]
Japanese Karate show power at Karate 1-Premier League in Okinawa
It was an event to remember for Japanese Karate. The last tournament of the season of Karate 1-Premier League being held in Okinawa resulted in an impressive demonstration of power by Japanese Karatekas, as the host country finished the tournament [...]
Oceania honours top competitors in 2016 OKF Karate Championships
Top Karatekas from Oceania were crowned in the 17th edition of the OKF Karate Championships being held in New Caledonia from September 15-18. The event was a celebration of first-class Karate in the region, and it showcased the dominating competit [...]
Promising Karatekas crowned at Karate 1-Premier League in Hamburg
Young and upcoming Karatekas put a show of force in the Karate 1-Premier League in Hamburg, as the talented and aspiring new stars of the sport surprised in the memorable tournament being held this weekend in the German city. Consolidated Karate f [...]
Brazilian Karatekas prevail in successful final day of Karate 1-Premier League in Fortaleza
Brazil finished in top position of the medal table of the 2016 Karate 1-Premier League in Fortaleza after completing a demonstration of domination in the final day of competition. The last day of the tournament also crowned Alisa Buchinger as one  [...]