World Championships Junior & Cadets

13th World Cadet, Junior & U21 Karate Championships


13th World Cadet, Junior & U21 Karate Championships

The 13th edition of the World Cadet, Junior & U21 Karate Championships will be held in Venice (Italy) from October 9 to 13. This event stands as the pinnacle for young karatekas, representing the most massive tournament in the sport and a must-watch for enthusiasts worldwide.

Venice-Jesolo is also a major hub for karate, as it annually hosts the Karate 1-Youth League Venice, the most popular youth karate event of the year. This thriving city becomes a focal point for aspiring young talents to showcase their skills, and this year's World Championships promise to elevate the excitement to new heights.


The previous edition of the championships, held in 2022 in Konya, Turkiye, was a resounding success. A staggering 1700 young athletes from 98 countries descended upon the Turkish city, with Japan emerging as the leading force, securing the top spot on the final medal table.


As the host city adds a unique flavour to the championships, this event promises action, excitement, and the chance to witness the future stars of karate in action. Stay tuned for updates, highlights, and exclusive insights into the performances of the rising stars in the world of karate.