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WKF Hosts Global Videoconference with National Federations to Discuss Pressing Matters for Karate

2024-06-14

The World Karate Federation (WKF) successfully conducted a virtual meeting with representatives of the WKF national federations across all five continents. This significant gathering aimed to review the current state and progress of karate worldwide, as well as to keep the National Federation up to date on the latest developments in the sport. 

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UFAK Eastern Region Karate Championships in Madagascar Elevate African Karate

2024-06-14

The UFAK Eastern Region Karate Championships, held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, marked a significant step forward in the development of karate in Africa. The event was celebrated amid the plans of the Union of African Karate Federations (UFAK) and the World Karate Federation (WKF) to elevate the level of karate competitions across the continent.

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Unveiling the Official Photobook of the 2024 Grand Winners Award Ceremony

2024-06-11

The World Karate Federation is thrilled to announce the release of the Official Photobook commemorating the 2024 Karate 1 Premier League Grand Winners Awarding Ceremony. Held on June 2 in Casablanca, Morocco, this landmark event celebrated the finest athletes of the Karate 1 Premier League season.

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Key Issues and Progress of Karate Reviewed at WKF Executive Committee Meeting

2024-06-11

The World Karate Federation (WKF) held a significant meeting of its Executive Committee via videoconference today. Chaired by WKF President Antonio Espinós, the meeting saw the active participation of all Executive Committee members and members of the WKF Headquarters, joining remotely to discuss the current state and future of the sport.

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WKF President Reflects on Karate's Success at European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Bucharest

2024-06-07

WKF and EKF President Antonio Espinós highlighted the progress of Karate at the 53rd European Olympic Committees (EOC) General Assembly in Bucarest, Romania. Mr Espinós was accompanied by WKF Assistant General Secretary and EKF General Secretary Davor Cipek at the event that gathered Europe's most influential sports leaders.

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Spectacular Grand Winners Gala Ceremony Honours Karate's Best of the Best in Casablanca

2024-06-05

The Grand Winners Gala Ceremony took place in Casablanca, Morocco, on Sunday, celebrating the new Grand Winners of the Karate 1-Premier League in a spectacular and first-class event.

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High-Ranked Officials Attend Karate 1-Premier League Awards Ceremony in Casablanca

2024-06-05

 The 2024 Karate 1-Premier League season concluded with a grand awarding ceremony in Casablanca, Morocco. The event celebrated the medallists of the competition, marking the closing event of a thrilling karate season and was graced by high-ranking officials, including WKF President Antonio Espinós, Morocco Karate Federation President Mohamed Mouktabil, President of the Association of African Sports Confederations UCSA Major General Ahmed Nasser, and Governor of the District Prefecture of Casablanca-Anfa Aziz Dadas

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Abdel Ali Jina Wins First Medal for Morocco at Home Event

2024-06-02

Abdel Ali Jina, Morocco’s most promising karateka, made history by winning the first medal for the host country at the 2024 Karate 1 Premier League in Casablanca. Jina secured the bronze medal, adding another accolade to his impressive career.

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New Grand Winners Prevail in Thrilling Final Day of Karate 1-Premier League Casablanca

2024-06-02

The final day of the 2024 Karate 1 Premier League in Casablanca marked the end of the season  of Karate 1-Premier League, crowning the gold medallists in all categories and introducing new heroes to the sport. Newly proclaimed Grand Winners such as Abdalla Abdelaziz, Hiromu Hashimoto, Maho Ono, Elena Quirici, Valentina Toro, Kakeru Nishiyama prevailed as well as heroes of the sport such as Li Gong and Yorgelis Salazar.  

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Kakeru Nishiyama: Grand Winner, Kata hero and Firefighter Extraordinaire

2024-06-01

Kakeru Nishiyama of Japan has solidified his status as one of the top Male Kata athletes, winning his second consecutive Grand Winner award at the Karate 1 Premier League in Casablanca this week. This season, Nishiyama has demonstrated unparalleled skill and consistency, clinching gold at all three events and qualifying for the final of #Karate1Casablanca on Sunday.

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Karate at Its Best on Day 2 of Karate 1 Premier League Casablanca as Last Grand Winners Crowned

2024-06-01

The second day of the 2024 Karate 1 Premier League in Casablanca concluded with the crowning of the Grand Winners in all remaining categories. These athletes have proven themselves to be the best of the best, solidifying their positions at the top of the sport.

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Follow Day 1 of #Karate1Casablanca LIVE

2024-05-31

The 2024 Karate 1 Premier League event kicked off in Casablanca on Friday, setting the stage for a thrilling weekend of intense Karate competition. The last event of the season will crown the new Grand Winners in all the categories.

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WKF President Stresses Progress of Judging in Karate at Referee Briefing of #Karate1Casablanca

2024-05-31

The Referee Briefing for the 2024 Karate 1 Premier League in Casablanca set the stage for the event starting this Friday and stated the advancements of judging at Karate events around the world.  Headed by WKF Referee Commission Chairman Javier Escalante, the meeting was attended by WKF President Antonio Espinós and Morocco Karate Federation President Mohamed Mouktabil. The discussions were managed by WKF Referee Commission Secretary Fariba Madani.

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Grand Winners Crowned on Day 1 of Karate 1 Premier League Casablanca

2024-05-31

The 2024 Karate 1 Premier League in Casablanca kicked off with an exciting first day, crowning the Grand Winners in all but one of the categories at stake. These prestigious accolades recognise the best of the best in each division. Abdalla Abdelaziz of Egypt, Moldir Zhangbyrbay of Kazakhstan, Maho Ono of Japan, Reem Khamis of Germany, and Youssef Badawy of Egypt were crowned as the new Grand Winners.

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Officials' Support Highlighted at Opening Ceremony of PKF Senior Championships in Uruguay

2024-05-30

The opening ceremony of the PKF Senior Championships in Punta del Este, Uruguay, celebrated the growth of karate in the Americas. Uruguay?s National Secretary of Sports, Sebastián Bauzá, attended the ceremony, underscoring the support from both national and regional officials.

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