WKF celebrates 50th anniversary
The World Karate Federation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Karate’s international governing body was created 50 years ago, and to mark the major milestone, the WKF is launching a commemorative logo as well as several digital initiatives. Mil [...]
Next editions of African Youth Games confirmed
The Executive Committee of the Association of African National Olympic Committees (ANOCA) confirmed the celebration of the next editions of the African Youth Games. Karate is one of the disciplines in the sports programme of the multi-sport event  [...]
Youth Pan American Games confirmed for 2021
Panam Sports and the Colombian government confirmed that the Youth Pan American Games to take place in Cali (Colombia) will be finally held in 2021. Karate is one of the disciplines included in the programme of the multi-sport event which is sched [...]
Karate Olympic Standings
Karate is coming to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. While we wait for the historic moment to happen, the Karate world is looking forward to having the first-ever Olympic athletes in the sport announced. The top four ranked athletes in the Olympic st [...]
WKF shares adapted COVD-19 Guidelines
Amid the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic around the world, and as the Karate world strives to resume the normal development of activities, the World Karate Federation has issued a streamlined edition of WKF’s COVID-19 Guidelines.  Amid the e [...]
WKF celebrates one year to go until Tokyo Olympic Games
The countdown to the Tokyo Olympic Games is on. With the postponement of the Games to 2021, the clock is reset again as we reach the #1YearToGo mark. Karate’s debut in the Olympic Games will take place in Nippon Budokan from August 5 to 7, 2021. T [...]
Youth Olympic Games Dakar postponed to 2026
The International Olympic Committee announced today that the next edition of the Youth Olympic Games which were scheduled to take place in Dakar (Senegal) in 2022 have been postponed to 2026. Following its success in the Youth Olympic Games 2018,  [...]
Karate World Championships postponed to 2021
The 25th edition of the Karate World Championships will be held in November 2021. The World Karate Federation decided to postpone the biggest event of the sport due to the uncertain situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. After much consider [...]
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System revised
After the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and in agreement with the International Olympic Committee, the World Karate Federation has revised the Qualification System for the Karate competition at the Olympic Games. Due to the coronavi [...]
New dates for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 announced
The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced new dates for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Find below the full statement by the IO [...]
Karate Qualification tournament postponed
The World Karate Federation (WKF) hereby informs that the Karate 2020 Qualification tournament has been postponed. The event was scheduled to be held in Paris (France) this year but it will be suspended due to the postponement of the Olympic Games [...]
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 postponed until 2021
The International Olympic Committee confirmed the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to a date no later than the summer of 2021. Read below the full press release by the IOC about the rescheduling of the Games due to the coronavirus outb [...]