Massive WKF Youth Camp underway in Porec
The 2022 WKF Youth Camp & Cup started Monday in Porec (Croatia). The most massive activity for young karatekas, the WKF Youth Camp & Cup is a celebration of the many values of the sport and the passion for Karate among youngsters.
As the development of youth Karate is one of the core principles of the WKF, the WKF Youth Camp & Cup has become the main activity to highlight the strength of the sport at young ages.
The 2022 WKF Youth Camp & Cup began Monday with the first day of training sessions. The young participants take part in sessions of Kata and Kumite that are headed by some of the best Karate athletes in the world.
Viviana Bottaro of Italy and Douglas Brose of Brazil headed the first sessions of training in Porec (Picture: Marijana Kordic – Croatian Karate Union)
The training sessions this year are led by Olympic Games medallist Viviana Bottaro of Italy, current World champion Douglas Brose of Brazil, and former World titleholder Ivan Leal of Spain.
The 2022 WKF Youth Camp is scheduled from June 27 to 29. On June 30 young athletes will participate in the U12 and U21 Cup.
It is the second time that the event is held in the idyllic city of Porec, where the hundreds of young karatekas travelling from all five continents find the best conditions for several days of entertainment and Karate. The WKF Youth Camp & Cup celebrates its 14 edition this year, a testament to the tremendous popularity of Karate among youngsters.
(Top picture: Youngsters celebrate their passion for Karate (Picture: Marin Tironi – Croatian Karate Union)
World champion Douglas Brose during the Kumite training of the WKF Youth Camp (Picture: Marijana Kordi – Croatian Karate Union)
Olympian Viviana Bottaro conducted the Kata session on the first day (Picture: Marijana Kordic – Croatian Karate Union)
The Camp is open for youngsters from 10 to 20 years old (Picture: Marin Tironi – Croatian Karate Union)