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


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

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. 

The videoconference primarily focused on key items, such as a review of the latest outcomes of the WKF Executive Committee after the meeting of the organisation’s decision-making body this week.

Moreover, the status and qualification pathway for the highly anticipated World Team Championships in Pamplona were outlined. This event, set to take place in November this year, promises to be a thrilling showcase of top karate talent and has the qualification of participating teams nearly completed following the celebration of all but one of the Continental Championships.

Additionally, a presentation of the initial official WKF calendar for 2025 was shared, highlighting significant events and tournaments planned for the coming year.

The meeting also covered prospects for major upcoming events, particularly the World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships to be held in Venice (Italy) in October and the World Team Senior Championships to take place in Pamplona, Spain, in November. These events are crucial for the development of athletes and the global promotion of karate.

Throughout the meeting, representatives of the WKF national federations attending the meeting had the opportunity to share their views, comments, and concerns and were given the chance to intervene in front of the whole audience of Karate officials and delegates. This open dialogue allowed for a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and aspirations within the karate community around the world.

WKF President Antonio Espinós said:

"We are immensely thankful for the active involvement of our National Federations in this meeting. Their dedication to WKF activities and the progress of karate worldwide is invaluable. Karate has seen tremendous growth over the years, as evidenced by the remarkable development of our top events. The participation of all federations in these events is crucial to furthering the reach and impact of karate globally, and the WKF remains committed to expanding the influence of the sport worldwide even more.”