2018 Para-Karate World Championships take modality to new heights
Japan top medal table of historic 2018 Karate World Championships
2018 Karate World Championships: MVPs proclaimed

2018 Para-Karate World Championships take modality to new heights

Japan top medal table of historic 2018 Karate World Championships

2018 Karate World Championships: MVPs proclaimed

Record-breaking attendance anticipates memorable Para-Karate World Championships

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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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2018 Para-Karate World Championships take modality to new heights

Karate fans around the world had the unique opportunity this past November to witness one of the most memorable moments of the sport when the best para-karatekas in the world took the stage of the 2018 Karate World Championships. The WiZink Center sports hall in Madrid (Spain) turned into a showdown of the power of will and a celebration of the influence of Karate in the lives of people with impairments. 

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Japan top medal table of historic 2018 Karate World Championships

The 2018 Karate World Championships concluded in Madrid (Spain) on Sunday in a true celebration of the sporting spirit and values of the sport. After six thrilling days of Karate action, the historic edition of the tournament crowned the new kings and queens of the sport. Japan with ten medals and four golds topped the final medal table of the competition, followed by Iran and France. 

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2018 Karate World Championships: MVPs proclaimed

Meet the new MVPs of the Karate World Championships. The most valuable players of the 2018 Karate World Championships were proclaimed on Sunday as the historic event concluded in Madrid (Spain).  Ryo Kiyuna and Kiyou Shimizu of Japan, Steven Dacosta of France, Dorota Banaszczyk of Poland, Deborah Knihs of Brazil and Abdelaziz Abouelnaga of Egypt were announced as the new stars of the tournament. 

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Record-breaking attendance anticipates memorable Para-Karate World Championships

The best World Para-Karate athletes will gather in the 24th World Senior Championships in Madrid (Spain) in the anticipated quest for the world crown in the Para-Karate tournament.   

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Memorable first Para-Karate European Championships WKF?s commitment to progress of Para-Karate

Karate continues making milestones, and this past week history was written in Novi Sad with the celebration of the first Para-Karate European Championships. Nearly 50 Para-karatekas from 15 ries gathered at the Sports and Business Centre Vojvodina for an inspiring showcase of tenacity and courage. 

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Para-Karate athletes set to shine at first European Championships

The first Para-Karate European Championships will take place next week in Novi Sad (Serbia). From May 10-13, the best European Para-Karate athletes will karatekas competing in the 53rd European Senior Championships in the first and inspiring edition of the continental Para-Karate tournament.   

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WKF participates in General Assembly of International Paralympic Committee

WKF Commissioner for Olympic and Paralympic Affairs Wolfgang Weigert attended the General Assembly and Conference of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) which was held from September 5 to 8 in Abu Dhabi (UAE). 

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WKF Commissioner for Olympic and Paralympic Affairs meets IOC President Bach

WKF Commissioner for Olympic and Paralympic Affairs and German Karate Federation President Wolfgang Weigert met International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Brussels (Belgium) at the presentation of the European Week of Sport.

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WKF President visits International Paralympic Committee

WKF President Antonio Espinós visited the International Paralympic Committee headquarters on Thursday to discuss innovative ways to take Para-Karate to new levels and to build on the strong relationships of Karate?s international governing body with the IPC.

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2016 Karate World Championships Photo Book now available

The WKF is pleased to introduce the PhotoBook of the 2016 Karate World Championships. A high-quality and striking document, the PhotoBook presents all the excitement, emotion and beauty of the last World Championships.

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Watch the documentary on World Championships

The documentary ?Karate Magic in Linz? tells the story of the 2016 Karate World Championships from the emotions and excitement of thousands of Karatekas and Karate fans around the world, to the quest of medals and the experiences of top competitors and 'Karate Stars' during the tournament.

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10 takeaways of 2016 Karate World Championships

The 2016 Karate World Championships crowned the new kings and queens of the sport in a memorable tournament held in Linz (Austria) this past week. After five thrilling days of action, the Karate world got to know the new heroes of the ancient discipline, in an event with many moments to remember.

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Japan top medal table at memorable Karate World Championships

Outstanding victories by both Male and Female Kata teams helped Japan finish the 2016 Karate World Championships in first position of the final standings of the thrilling competition being held in Linz (Austria), thus confirming the domination of the birth nation of the ancient discipline.

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WKF is a recognised Paralympic Sport

On 12th June, 2015 the WKF could celebrate for a great success: the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board accepted the WKF as the 30th sport discipline within the Paralympic Family.

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PARA KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2018 World Senior Championship

Madrid, Spain

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2016 World Senior Championship

Linz, Austria

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2014 World Senior Championship

Bremen, Germany

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