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 the heads of all, the ambition of the world karate had turned to the Olympics Games in Tokyo 2020 and the forthcoming integration of karate in the Olympic world (decision next summer in Rio).
The presence and commitment of Japan in this competition has also had strong with the first place of nation.
Jakarta 2015 brings many changes in the organization of the World Championships.
This championship marks the end of the protective mask for the face. The work of the WKF and the improvements made in rules removes this protection, which was adopted at the world championships in Rabat (Morocco).
Another change was also conducted on the categories U21 passes of 3 categories to 5 categories for girls and boys.
The host country, Indonesia, has been able to welcome many delegations in the convention center ICE ultra modern Jakarta. But the local team has also touched the hearts of his audience and memories with beautiful Kumite finals but especially his gold medal for the title of world champion in kata for Ahmad Zigi Zaresta in Junior.
World championships were an opportunity for the Executive Committee to work on the future of Karate, the next time the Senior World Championship in October 2016 in Linz (Austria), but mainly on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic project.
In the medals table, the hosts finished in 4th place. Japan is the first nation with 8 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze medals, followed in second by Turkey (7/1/5) and third by Egypt (6/8/7) .
The 10th World Championship Cadet, Junior & U21 will be held in Cairo, Egypt in 2017.