ATHLETE SAFETY IN KARATE
The Kumite discipline in Karate, as a competition sport, has experienced a significant evolution in its practice until it has become the “sport of karate” as it is today. During this development, the WKF has always taken into account the safety of
SIR CRAIG REEDIE AT THE BRITISH OPEN 2014
The British International Karate Open 2014 took place in Glasgow at the superb Emirates arena, host venue for the 2104 Commonwealth Games. With over 1250 entries, this was the biggest karate event ever held in Britain. The 9 Mat area took just und
RESULTS OF KARATE1 PREMIER LEAGUE SHARM EL-SHEIKH
For the first time, Egypt has organised a Karate Premier League Open in Sharm El-Sheikh from 28 February to 1 March 2015. The tournament hosted 460 athletes from 37 countries. Several national delegations gone to Sharm El-Sheikh to complete their
KARATE1 PREMIER LEAGUE SHARM EL-SHEIKH
For the first time, Sharm El-Sheikh Open will take part of the WKF Premier League Karate1 tour on 28th February and 1st March, 2015. Egyptian Karate Federation and Sharm El-Sheik Touristic City will host this great event and will offer the best co
WKF IMPLEMENTS THE REVISED 2015 WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE
The new WKF Anti-Doping Rules, which have been formally declared in line by the World Anti-Doping Agency on 18 December 2014, have come into effect on 1st January 2015. The new document can be downloaded on the WKF’s anti-doping webpage on http://
RESULTS OF KARATE1 PREMIER LEAGUE ALMERE 2015
The Lotto Dutch Open – Karate1 Premier League Almere was held in Topsportcentrum Almere during two days (14th and 15th February 2015). 613 competitors from 51 countries competed. Results Female Kata 1. Dimitrova Maria (Dominican Republic) 2.
TOSHIHISA NAGURA, WKF GENERAL SECRETARY – INTERVIEW
My current goal as the WKF GS is karate’s participation in Tokyo 2020. “Make hay while sun shines”. – Next goal is to achieve the position of the IOC IF affiliate status. To do this, improvement of karate and our organization will be our tasks. Wh
TOP KARATEKAS OF THE WORLD EXPECTED FOR THE PREMIER LEAGUE PARIS
The new Premier League season will start of the best ways in Paris this week, with the impressive record of 912 athletes registered from 68 countries, among which the top karatekas of the world. Paris (France) will be the host of the first Karate
WKF PRESIDENT VISITS JOC, TOCOG AND NIPPON BUDOKAN
On January 9, 2015, the WKF President, Mr Antonio Espinós, visited Mr Tsunekazu Takeda (JOC President), Mr Yoshiro Mori (TOCOG President) and Mr Yoshio Mifuji (Director/Secretary General of Nippon Budokan). JOC and TOCOG are the key organisations
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