All you need to know about #Karate1Porec


All you need to know about #Karate1Porec

The city of Porec in Croatia hosts the third Karate 1-Youth League event of the year. One of the most massive underage events in the history of the sport, #Karate1Porec showcases the strength of Karate at young ages.

This is all you need to know about #Karate1Porec


  • The 2023 Karate 1-Youth League Porec is the third event of the season.
  • The tournament continues the successful events in Fujairah (UAE) and A Coruña (Spain).
  • After the tournament in Porec, the series of international Karate events for youngsters will travel to Merida (Mexico), and Venice (Italy)
  • The Karate 1-Youth League is a competition conceived to highlight the impact of Karate at young ages. Established under the umbrella of Karate 1, the Karate 1-Youth League is a platform for the development of youngsters in their quest to their progress in the sport.



  • The event will take place at the Zatika Sports Centre in Porec.  
  • Porec is a major hub of Karate as it is the home of the WKF Youth Camp since 2020.
  • In addition to hosting the WKF Youth Camp, Porec has welcomed Karate 1-Youth League events since 2020, and it was also the venue of the 2021 European Championships, among many other international tournaments.



  • The tournament is scheduled for June 29 to July 2.
  • Starting on Thursday, at 09:00 (local time GMT +1), the competition will continue throughout the weekend until Sunday.
  • The finals will be held at the end of each competition day.
  • This year marks the first time that the Karate 1-Youth League events start on Thursday. An extension of the days of the competition has been applied to accommodate the increasing number of competitors.



  • Over 3100 athletes from 72 countries have registered to participate in the event.
  • This tally represents a record of participation as never before a Karate 1-Youth League has attracted such large crowds, a testament to the popularity of Karate among youngsters.
  • The powerhouse nation of Italy presents the largest delegation, with no less than 529 athletes. Ukraine with 264 young athletes, and Germany, and hosts of Croatia, both with 185 competitors also compete with a numerous representation.
  • The participation records in Porec continue the outstanding attendance of competitors in the Karate 1-Youth League of previous editions. An average of 1500 young athletes from 48 countries took part in Karate 1-Youth League events last year. Over 1000 karatekas from 66 countries participated in the opening event in Fujairah, and over 2100 athletes from 64 countries competed in A Coruña.
  • Leading nations of Egypt, Kazakhstan, and Saudi Arabia topped the medal table of the opening event in Fujairah with five gold medals respectively.
  • In A Coruña, the big winners were athletes from the host country of Spain and Ukraine, with nine gold medals each.


  • The competition follows a knockout format.
  • The event comprises 46 categories, and it is destined for competitors aged 12 to 20.