Development of Para-Karate emphasised at high-level meetings
United States top medal table of Pan American Championships
Turkey head medal table of 2022 EKF Senior Championships
Turkish karatekas and Anzhelika Terliuga triumph in #EuroKarate2022

Development of Para-Karate emphasised at high-level meetings

United States top medal table of Pan American Championships

Turkey head medal table of 2022 EKF Senior Championships

Turkish karatekas and Anzhelika Terliuga triumph in #EuroKarate2022

PARA KARATE

Para-Karate refers to a modality of Karate in which competition rules have been established in order to accommodate fair competitions among athletes with disabilities. Para-Karate is focused on developing the ancient discipline of “kata” for wheelchair athletes, visually impaired athletes and athletes with mental disabilities.

In 2006 the World Karate Federation created the Para-Karate Commission in an effort to develop and promote Karate among athletes with disabilities. Since then, Para-Karate is a fully integrated part of the operations of the World Karate Federation.

In 2015 the World Karate Federation became a recognized IF by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) , thus reflecting the organisation's progress and ongoing work in developing Para-Karate.

In 2012 Para-Karate was presented to the public for the first time at the World Championships in Paris in a demonstration competition. 2014 and 2016 followed with the official Para-Karate World Championships in Bremen (Germany) and Linz (Austria). Participation in the Championships has been growing steadily since then. The year 2018 was a glorious year for the growing community of Para-Karate Athletes, since the first European Para-Karate Championships in Novi Sad (Serbia), and the World Championships in Madrid (Spain) were true milestones the development of the modality.

Go to the Calendar section on WKF.net to find out more about upcoming events with Para-Karate competition.

PARA KARATE NEWS

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Development of Para-Karate emphasised at high-level meetings

WKF Para-Karate representatives met with officials of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to discuss the progress of Para-Karate. The development of Para-Karate was also further showcased with the inclusion of the sport in the Virtus’ Global Games 2023.

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United States top medal table of Pan American Championships

The 2022 Pan American Karate Championships concluded in Curacao with a celebration of the many values of Karate. The United States finished on top of the medal table of the tournament that crowned the new kings and queens of the sport in the Americas.

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Turkey head medal table of 2022 EKF Senior Championships

Turkish karatekas succeeded in the 2022 European Senior Karate Championships being held in Gaziantep (Turkey). The event concluded Sunday with the crowning of the best teams in the continent.

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Turkish karatekas and Anzhelika Terliuga triumph in #EuroKarate2022

The first day of finals of the 2022 European Karate Championships concluded with a demonstration of the strength of Turkish karatekas. Serap Ozcelik Arapoglu - who led the host nation to an impressive gold medal count - Anzhelika Terliuga of Ukraine, and Sandra Sanchez of Spain were among the heroes of the day.

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Para-Karate athletes inspire on Day 3 of #EuroKarate2022

Para-Karate took the stage on the third day of the competition of the 2022 European Karate Championships. The karatekas participating in the categories of athletes with disabilities gave a demonstration of resilience and strength to overcome even the hardest challenges.

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Joni Tophuria showcases many values of Para-Karate

The third day of the competition at the 2022 European Karate Championships put Para-Karate in the spotlight. Para-Karate athletes such as Joni Tophuria demonstrated the many values of the sport and showcased the enthusing effects of Karate on people with disabilities.

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#KarateValues: Schoolmates and World Champions Olivia Kakosy and Petra Karpati eye Para-Karate success in Budapest 2023

Meet Hungary’s Olivia Kakosy and Petra Karpati, Para-Karate World Champions, schoolmates, and favourites to shine at home at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest.

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Egypt's Para-Karate athletes send inspiring message of love and Karate Values

Meet Muhammad Al-Laqani and Fatima Mahmoud of Egypt.

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Daniela Topic shows strength of #KarateValues as she shines in Para-Karate competition of #KarateDubai2021

The Para-Karate competition of the 2021 Karate World Senior Championships was an inspirational showcase of the power of will.

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Para-Karate and team competitions take spotlight in final day of #KarateDubai2021

The 2021 Karate World Senior Championships end Sunday. The last day of the competition will have the Para-Karate tournament and team categories taking the stage.

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Inspiring demonstration of values at Para-Karate World Championships

The new Para-Karate World Champions were crowned today as the 2021 edition of the Para-Karate World Championships were held in Dubai (UAE).

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Para-Karate Senior Championships: Inspiring demonstration of Karate Values

The core values of Karate will be showcased in less than one week in Dubai when the best Para-Karate athletes in the world will gather to compete for the world crown at the 2021 Para-Karate Senior Championships.

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WKF joins the UNESCO Inclusive Martial Arts Webinar Series

The WKF is taking part in the Inclusive Martial Arts Webinar Series organised by UNESCO.

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Para-Karate: The essence of Karate Values and Karate resilience

The Para-Karate competition at the European Karate Championships represented the perfect illustration of the strength of the Karate Values

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International Day of People with Disabilities: Karate's efforts to build a more inclusive world through Para-Karate

December 3 marks the International Day of People with Disabilities. To celebrate the occasion, we review the history of the Para-Karate World Championships.

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PARA KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2021 World Senior Championship

Dubai, UAE

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2018 World Senior Championship

Madrid, Spain

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2016 World Senior Championship

Linz, Austria

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