10TH CHAMPIONSHIPS OF UFAK ZONE 4
Recently, the 10th Championships of UFAK Zone 4 have been held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC), from the 22nd until the 28th June 2015 under the patronage of H.E. Mr Joseph Kabila, Head of State, and under the presidency of H.E. th [...]
WILLIAM MILLERSON IS ELECTED AS ACODEPA VICE-PRESIDENT
Mr William Millerson, current WKF Vice-president, has been recently elected as ACODEPA (Association of PanAmerican Sports Confederations) Vice-president on 8th July. WKF would like to congratulate Mr Willerson on his achievement. This appointment, [...]
2015 WKF YOUTH CAMP AND KARATE 1 YOUTH CUP
From 30th June until 4th July, the 8th WKF Youth Training Camp and Karate 1 Youth Cup organised by the WKF took place. As for the 2014 edition, the event was held in the outstanding facilities of the beautiful city of Umag (Croatia). This year, th [...]
NETHERLANDS NF PRESIDENT AT WKF HEADQUARTERS
Last Tuesday, 7th July, President of the WKF, Mr Antonio Espinós, received the new President of the Karate-Do Bond Nederland (KBN), Mr Herman van der Meulen, introduced by former President David Roovers. They joined hands in Madrid and experienced [...]
WKF IS A RECOGNISED PARALYMPIC SPORT
On 12th June, 2015 the WKF could celebrate for a great success: the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board accepted the WKF as the 30th sport discipline within the Paralympic Family. The journey began 8 years ago in Bavaria (Germ [...]
TORU ARAKAWA
It is with deep sorrow that the WKF informs that Mr Toru Arakawa, JKF special advisor, passed away on June 20, 2015. Mr Arakawa spent his life in contribution to the development of Karatedo, and was involved in JKF since its foundation in 1969. Fu [...]
ORDER OF THE RISING SUN AWARDED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE THAILAND KARATE FEDERATION
The WKF would like to congratulate Mr Bhirombhakdi Chutinant, President of the Thailand Karate Federation, who was bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette from the Emperor of Japan for the contribution in promoting Karate and  [...]
APPOINTMENT OF MR NAGURA AT THE JOC
WKF General Secretary, Mr Toshihisa Nagura, has been appointed as an Auditor of the Japan Olympic Committee as of 23rd June 2015. The WKF congratulates Mr Nagura for this appointment that will last for a 4 years term, from 2015 until 2019.  [...]
KARATE COMPETITION ON 1ST EUROPEAN GAMES IS CLOSED.
The 1st european games was held in Baku (Azerbaijan) during two days (13-14 June 2015). The Baku 2015 was the inaugural edition of the european games, an international multi-sport event for athletes representing the national olympic committees (NO [...]
EAST ASIAN KARATE FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
The 5th East Asian Karate Federation (EAKF) Senior and 4th EAKF Junior & Cadet Karate Championships were held on 6th and 7th June in Hong Kong China. Athletes from 6 NFs (China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese Taipei) competed in 39 [...]
13TH EKF CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR REGIONS
On the increase this year, the 13th EKF Championships for Regions, organized in France for the first time, have kept all their promises. Despite the proximity to the first European Games to be held in Baku next weekend, 141 teams from 22 countries [...]
MARIUS VIZER RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT OF SPORTACCORD
Marius Vizer has resigned as President of SportAccord on 31st May, following recent events after his address in Sochi at the SportAccord General Assembly on 20th April. You can read the full text of M. Vizer’s resignation letter here: http://www.s [...]