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WKF President meets with PKF officials in Madrid


WKF President meets with PKF officials in Madrid

WKF President Antonio Espinós welcomed PKF President and WKF 1st Vice-president José García Maañón and PKF Treasurer and WKF Executive Committee member José Antonio Méndez to the WKF Headquarters in Madrid to review the situation of Karate in Pan America and around the world.

The meeting followed the World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships and the WKF Congress which were held in Konya (Turkiye) last week where Mr Espinós was re-elected as the head of Karate’s international governing body and Mr García Maañón and Mr Méndez were both re-elected as WKF Executive Committee members.

Among the topics on the agenda were extending the progress of Karate in Pan America and a review of PKF’s main events for 2023, including the PKF Senior Championships to be held in San Jose (Costa Rica) in May 2023, the PKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships to take place in Santiago (Chile) in August 2023, and the Pan American Games to be held in Santiago (Chile) in November 2023.

WKF President Antonio Espinós said:

“It has been a pleasure to receive José and Tony in the WKF office in Madrid. At today’s meeting, we were able to discuss how much Karate has developed in the Americas over the years. There is still a lot of room for improvement, of course, but I am pleased to receive positive feedback on the promising prospects of Karate in the continent.

“I have encouraged Mr García Maañón and Mr Méndez to not be complacent and continue making their utmost to ensure that our sport keeps on growing all over the Americas. I want to express my gratitude to Mr García Maañón and Mr Méndez for their efforts, their support and for taking the time to visit our headquarters today.”