JKF PRESIDENT SASAGAWA VISITS MEXT MINISTER SHIMOMURA AND SUBMITS PETITION FOR INCLUSION OF KARATE AS OFFICIAL 2020 OLYMPIC EVENT
On December 25, Japan Karatedo Federation (JKF) President Takashi Sasagawa paid a visit to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and directly submitted a written petition to Minister Hakubun Shimomura with a fer
KARATEDO INTO THE OLYMPICS – LETTER OF REQUEST TO MR SHINZO ABE, PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
On December 22, 2014, six officials visited the Prime Minister’s official residence and submitted a letter to Mr Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, to address a petition to the IOC and JOC for the inclusion of Karatedo as an official sport i
PREMIER LEAGUE 2015 – EGYPT AND BRAZIL JOIN THE WKF PREMIER LEAGUE
The calendar of the Karate1 Premier League for 2015 has been disclosed. A total of 8 events are planned. As it is the case since the creation of the WKF Premier League, Paris will open the season in January, and this year Okinawa will do the closi
CLOSING 2014 WITH GOOD NEWS
It was really delightful news for us to hear that the “Olympic Agenda 2020” recommendations were approved at the recent extraordinary session of the International Olympic committee (IOC). After the decision of the IOC Session held in Buenos Aires
THE WKF WELCOMES THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF KOSOVO
The World Karate Federation announces the new membership of the National Karate Federation of Kosovo under the leadership of its President, Mr Fadil Arifi. The WKF Executive Committee has now confirmed the provisional membership of the Kosovo NF l
KARATE BREMEN 2014 – A SHOWCASE OF THE SUCCESS FOR THE MEDIA STRATEGY
Since a few years now, the WKF is committed to a strategy of development of its visibility all around the world, focusing on two domains: TV production/broadcast and social media. The World Senior Championships that took place in Bremen (Germany)
WKF AND SPORTACCORD’S DOPING-FREE SPORT UNIT (DFSU) JOINT EFFORTS ON ANTI-DOPING EDUCATION AT WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SportAccord’s DFSU participated in WKF’s continuous efforts to keep karate free of doping through education and prevention, on the occasion of the recent WKF World Championships in Bremen, Germany. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s Outreach mo
ONLINE SIGNATURE-COLLECTING CAMPAIGN FOR KARATE INTO THE OLYMPICS 2020
Looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Japan Karatedo Federation, in coordination with the WKF, has been making every effort for the inclusion of Karate into the Olympics with the support of Nippon Budo-kan, Japan Budo Association, and the Al
ATHLETES COMMISSION IN BREMEN
During the World Senior Championships 2014 in Bremen (Germany), the election of two new members of the Athletes Commission took place. The list of candidates was formed by a total of 6 athletes from 4 different countries and 5 National Federations