All you need to know about #Karate1Antalya


All you need to know about #Karate1Antalya

The second event of the 2024 Karate 1-Premier League will be held this weekend in Antalya (Turkiye). Karate’s first-class series of events returns to one of the main hubs of the sport in Europe as the tournament grows in magnitude and excellence.


  • The Karate 1-Premier League Antalya is the second tournament of the season of Karate’s first-class series of events.   
  • The first event of the season was successfully held in Paris in January.
  • After Antalya, the series of international tournaments will travel Cairo (Egypt), and Casablanca (Morocco).  


  • The tournament takes place at the Daima Biz Resort Hotel Sport Complex.
  • The Karate 1-Premier League returns to Turkiye after a three-year hiatus.
  • The last time that a Karate 1-Premier League event was held in Turkiye was in 2021 in Istanbul. Previously, Istanbul had hosted Karate’s biggest event in 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and the inaugural edition of 2011.
  • It is the first time that Antalya hosts a major international Karate event.


  • The event is scheduled from March 15 to 17  
  • The eliminations will be held on Friday and Saturday (from 09.00 to 20.30 local time, GMT+3).
  • The bronze medal bouts are scheduled for Sunday, from 10.00 to 14.30. The finals will be held on Sunday from 15.30 to 18.00
  • CLICK HERE to go to the full competition programme.



  • No less than 376 athletes from 60 countries have registered to participate in the event.
  • With participation in the Karate 1-Premier League limited to a maximum of 32 athletes per category, the 2024 Karate 1-Premier League in Antalya continues the milestone for the sport initiated in Paris as the registration hits full capacity again across all the categories.
  • The powerhouse nation of Italy presents the largest delegation in Antalya, with 36 athletes. Hosts of Turkiye, with 28 athletes, and Japan with 23 athletes, also concur with a large number of competitors.    


  • The competition follows a round-robin format in the eliminations. The quarter-finals, semi-finals, and medal bouts follow a knockout system.


  • No less than 9 out of the 12 Grand Winners have registered to participate in Antalya. With the exception of Japan’s Hikaru Ono and Ayumi Uekusa, and Jordan’s Abdel Rahman Almasatfa, all the Grand Winners will compete for glory in Antaly.
  • Learn who are the Grand Winners HERE  
  • The tournament in Antalya also offers fans the opportunity to witness the quest to become the new Grand Winners. The current leaders of the standings in each category are:
    • Female Kata: Maho Ono (JPN)
    • Female Kumite -50kg: Yorgelis Salazar (VEN)
    • Female Kumite -55kg: Airi Shima (JPN)
    • Female Kumite -61kg: Atousa Golshadnezhad (IRI)
    • Female Kumite -68kg: Thalya Sombe (FRA)
    • Female Kumite +68kg: Maria Torres (ESP)
    • Male Kata: Kakeru Nishiyama (JPN)
    • Male Kumite -60kg: Eray Samdan (TUR)
    • Male Kumite -67kg: Said Oubaya (MAR)
    • Male Kumite -75kg: Abdalla Abdelaziz (EGY)
    • Male Kumite -84kg: Valerii Chobotar (UKR)
    • Male Kumite +84kg: Taha Tarek Mahmoud (EGY)


  • The eliminations, quarter-finals, and semifinals are available LIVE on the WKF YouTube channel. CLICK HERE to go to the WKF YouTube channel.  
  • The Bronze medal bouts and Finals on Sunday are available on a number of TV networks and platforms around the world. CLICK HERE to access the full list of TV providers and platforms.
  • The Bronze medal bouts and Finals will also be available on the WKF YouTube channel in those countries without TV broadcasts.
  • The Official Draw of the competition will be available by streaming on the WKF YouTube channel on Thursday, January 25 at 19.00 (GMT +3)CLICK HERE to go to the WKF YouTube channel.