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Antonio Diaz teaches Karate in first episode of #LearnKarateWith

2020-06-05

Karate fans from all over the world took part today in an online training session with two-time World champion Antonio Diaz of Venezuela. The activity is part of WKF’s new online campaign #LearnKarateWith. 

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Karate Quiz #5: Antonio Diaz, Vicky Panetsidou and famous karatekas

2020-06-02

How well do you know KARATE? Now you can really test your Karate knowledge with WKF’s Karate Quiz. Take the quiz and show your friends how strong is your Karate passion. 

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WKF deeply saddened by passing of EOC President Janez Kocijancic

2020-06-02

(Picture: WKF and EKF President Antonio Espinós (left) and EOC President Janez KocijanĬćiĬć during their meeting on September 2019)

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WKF Entourage Commission meets via videoconference

2020-05-29

The WKF Entourage Commission met Thursday via videoconference to discuss different updates in the application of Safe Karate policies and to analyse ways to continue WKF’s progress in guaranteeing the well-being of Karate athletes. 

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Referees' assessment streamlined in videoconference meeting

2020-05-29

WKF President Antonio Espinós headed Friday a meeting via videoconference aiming to outline the tools and intelligence protocols to enhance the referees’ assessment in competitions. 

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Hana Antunovic: We are all really excited about the next European Championships in Sweden

2020-05-28

In about one year, the best Karate athletes in Europe will be fighting for the continental crown – and for the Olympic berth – in the anticipated 2021 European Championships to be held in Gothenburg (Sweden). Swedish karatekas are thrilled about hosting the next edition of the biggest continental event in Europe. “We haven’t had a championship (like this) in 40 years, so we are very excited. I am looking forward to competing in my home ground,” said Sweden’s Hana Antunovic. 

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Unity of Karate showcased in final day of meetings with national federations

2020-05-27

The three-day meetings via videoconference with WKF stakeholders around the world which were organised by the World Karate Federation ended Wednesday as European national federations joined the discussions. WKF President Antonio Espinós directed the meetings aiming to analyse the current situation of Karate in the world. 

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Learn Karate with the best karateka in the world

2020-05-26

Do you want to improve your Karate skills? Do you want to make the perfect Kata? Do you want to be the best in Kumite? Now you can, with WKF’s “Learn Karate with…”

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Second round of meetings with national federations via videoconference

2020-05-26

The World Karate Federation hosted today the second round of meetings with national federations via videoconference. Headed by WKF President Antonio Espinós, the gatherings had national federations from African and American countries participating in the discussions to review the current situation of Karate around the world. 

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WKF President meets with national federations via videoconference

2020-05-25

WKF President Antonio Espinós met with representatives of national federations via videoconference to discuss the development and promotion of Karate around the world and to analyse the impact of the coronavirus crisis. 

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Karatekas #StayActive: Male Kumite +84kg edition

2020-05-21

Karatekas around the world continue inspiring us to stay active and strong in these difficult times. As some countries start coming out of isolation, we complete our review of Karate’s home training with a glimpse of the last category, Male Kumite +84kg. 

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WKF Referee Commission meets via videoconference

2020-05-21

The WKF Referee Commission held a meeting Thursday via videoconference to analyse the situation of Karate’s referee body amid the current crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The International World Games Association celebrates 40th anniversary

2020-05-21

The International World Games Association (IWGA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Founded on May 21st, 1980, the IWGA held the first edition of The World Games a year later in Santa Clara, USA. The World Karate Federation is a founding member of the IWGA, and WKF President Antonio Espinós acts as one of the members of the IWGA Executive Committee. 

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System revised

2020-05-20

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. 

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WKF Athletes Commission backs revision of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System

2020-05-20

Following the modification of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System, which was announced today, the WKF Athletes’ Commission wants to state its total support of the decision to review the Olympic Qualification pathway for the Karate competition of the Tokyo 2020 Games. 

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