KARATE1 OKINAWA 2015, THE LAST KARATE1 TOURNAMENT OF THIS YEAR
The last Karate1 Premier League was held in Okinawa Prefectural Budo-kan, Naha (Japan) from 28 to 29 November 2015. This second edition brought together 31 countries and 164 competitors. After an intensive year and great competitions around the wo [...]
RECOGNITION FOR SERVICE TO SPORT TO MR. TERRY CONNELL
At a glittering sporting award ceremony in Glasgow,  Karate was awarded the top accolade with Scottish and British Karate Federation President, Terry Connell, being presented with the award in recognition for Service to Sport. The evening had many [...]
WKF ATTENDS FOR THE FIRST TIME THE IPC GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Since the WKF was recognised by the IPC beginning of July, the WKF has attended for the first time the 17th General Assembly of the IPC on 14th and 15th November in Mexico City. WKF representative Mr. Wolfgang Weigert, who is a WKF EC Member and C [...]
WKF EC MEETING
The WKF Executive Committee met in Jakarta on the 11th of November, with the meeting continued on the 14th. The agenda was addressing multiple issues, between them two new Commissions in relationship with Tokyo 2020 were created, namely the Planni [...]
JAPAN FIRST NATION ON WORLD CADET, JUNIOR & U21 JAKARTA 2015
The World Karate Cadet, Junior and U21 Championships was held in Jakarta (Indonesia) from 12 to 15 November 2015. This 9th edition brought together 86 countries and 1,368 competitors of the next generations of the high level of world karate. In th [...]
THE 9TH WORLD JUNIOR, CADET & UNDER 21 KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 IS OPEN
Today, 12sd November, The 9th World Junior, Cadet & Under 21 Karate Championships 2015 is opened after Opening ceremony by the Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo and WKF President Espinos in Jakarta (Indonesia). The championship hosted 1441 athlete [...]
CELEBRATION IN TOKYO
Last 30th of October 2015 the Japan Karatedo Federation (JKF) held a big party in Tokyo with the attendance of over 450 guests of honor to celebrate our successful proposal to the IOC as an additional sport for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Ambass [...]
AASC GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2015
Last Monday 19th October 2015, the Elective General Assembly of the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC) was held in Cairo (Egypt). The said elections were attended by Obersvers in representation of the major sporting bodies, namely [...]
KARATE1 PREMIER LEAGUE SALZBURG 2015
Since 2011, Austria Karate Federation hosted the Karate1 Premier League in Salzburg. This year, tournament has been held in Sporthalle Alpenstraße arena from 17th to 18th of October 2015. Once again there will be many athletes from all over the wo [...]
MEDITERRANEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 IN ALEXANDRIA
Last 3-4 October the Mediterranean Karate Championships were held in Alexandria, Egypt, with the participation of a total of 157 athletes from 10 countries: 1. Cyprus 2. Egypt 3. Greece 4. Lebanon 5. Libya 6. Morocco 7. Palestine 8. Spain 9. Tunis [...]
SYMPOSIUM IN TOKYO “KARATE FOR THE PARALYMPIC GAMES”
The WKF and the Japan Karatedo Federation (JKF) supported the Symposium held by International Budo University (IBU) at the JKF Headquarter on 1st October. The main topic of this symposium was the involvement of Karate in the Paralympic Games. The  [...]
KARATE PROPOSED BY TOKYO 2020
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee (TOCOG) has proposed to the IOC Karate as an additional sport for these Olympic Games. The proposal includes the individual KATA categories (male and female) and the individual KUMITE categories (3 [...]