All you need to know about #Karate1Konya


All you need to know about #Karate1Konya

Karate’s most massive series of events, the Karate 1-Series A travels to Konya (Turkiye) for the second event of the season. Here’s all you need to know about the anticipated tournament.


  • The Karate 1-Series A Konya is the second event of the season following the tournament in Athens (Greece).
  • After Konya, the 2023 Karate 1-Series A will travel to Richmond-Vancouver (Canada), Larnaca (Cyprus), and Matosinhos (Portugal).
  • Nearly 1000 athletes from 72 countries participated in the opening event of the season in Athens in January. Japan topped the medal table of the event with six golds.


  • The tournament takes place in the city of Konya, located in Turkiye’s Central Anatolia Region.
  • The event is held at the Konya Spor ve Kongre Merkezi sports hall.
  • Turkiye are a major powerhouse nation of the sport and have hosted many first-class events over the last years, including a Karate 1-Series A event in Kocaeli and the European Championships in Gaziantep last year.
  • Konya welcomed the 2022 World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships. 


  • The event is scheduled from March 10 to 12.  
  • The eliminations will be held on Friday and Saturday (from 09.00 to 20.30 local times GMT+3).
  • The bronze medal bouts are scheduled on Sunday, from 11.00 to 14.30. The finals will be held on Sunday from 14.30 to 18.00
  • CLICK HERE to go to the full competition programme.


  • Over 1000 athletes from 76 countries are registered to participate in the event.
  • Hosts of Turkiye have the greater representation in Konya with 187 athletes, followed by Iran with 136 athletes and Italy with 75 competitors.


  • The Karate 1-Series A events are limited to competitors who are placed in positions 33 and below in the WKF World Ranking.
  • Athletes are free to register as long as the total number of 96 competitors per category is completed.
  • The tournament follows a Knockout competition system.


  • Competitors participating in the Karate 1-Series A events aim at earning points to reach the top 32 positions in the WKF World ranking, which gives them the chance to compete at the Karate 1-Premier League.


  • The medal bouts of the event on Sunday are available LIVE on the WKF YouTube channel. CLICK HERE to go to the WKF YouTube channel.

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