Karate added to sports programme of Junior Pan American Games 2021
Karate has been included in the sports programme of the first Junior Pan American Games to be held in Cali (Colombia) in 2021. The Executive Committee of PanAm Sports announced during its meeting in San Jose (Costa Rica) the composition of the pro [...]
Grand Winners are crowned in Paris
The Grand Winners of the Karate 1-Premier League were honoured today at the special awarding ceremony which was held in Paris. With the Karate 1-Premier League Paris as a background, the 12 Grand Winners received the awards that recognise them as  [...]
Popularity of Karate in Japan showcased at Tokyo 2020 Let’s 55 activities
As the Karate world is getting more and more thrilled for the Olympic debut of the sport in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the discipline is showcasing its tremendous popularity in Japan in the “Let’s 55” activities being held in the host nation of [...]
Documentary on Karate World Championships coming to Olympic Channel
The documentary “Karate Magic in Linz” will premiere exclusively on the Olympic Channel on Monday, December 26. The 30-minute film tells the story of the 2016 Karate World Championships from the emotions and excitement of thousands of Karatekas an [...]
Nippon Budokan approved as Karate venue for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee Executive Board today approved the venue for the Karate event at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The Karate competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held at Nippon Budokan. Considered the mecca and the  [...]
Karate included in 2018 Youth Olympic Games programme
The International Olympic Committee Executive Board agreed today  to add Karate to the sports programme of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires (Argentina). The decision represents yet another ground-breaking moment for the anci [...]
Japan top medal table at memorable Karate World Championships
Outstanding victories by both Male and Female Kata teams helped Japan finish the 2016 Karate World Championships in first position of the final standings of the thrilling competition being held in Linz (Austria), thus confirming the domination of  [...]
Lifetime dream come true for Refugee team at Karate World Championships
While every single one of the over thousand athletes competing at the Karate World Championships this week share the same excitement for participating in the biggest event of the sport, one group of karatekas is especially ecstatic about being in  [...]
Antonio Espinós re-elected as WKF President for six-year term
Mr. Antonio Espinós was re-elected as President of the World Karate Federation at the 2016 WKF Congress in Linz (Austria) where he vowed to continue taking Karate to “historic and memorable times”. Mr. Espinós, who was first elected in 1998, stood [...]
WKF present at Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
The WKF consolidated its strong ties with the Paralympic movement and stated its intention to promote Para-Karate, as a delegation of the World Karate Federation visited the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The contingent of the World Karate Fe [...]
Pan American upcoming stars crowned in PKF Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships
The city of Guayaquil (Ecuador) hosted the 28th edition of the PKF Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships. Over 700 youngsters from 22 countries gathered during a week of competition to clash for gold and to showcase their outstanding abilities in  [...]
Japanese Karatekas top World University Karate Championship
Japan claimed the top position of the final standings of the 2016 FISU World University Karate Championship celebrated in Braga (Portugal) and extended their domination in the event. Japanese Karatekas finished the tournament with a tally of nine  [...]