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

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

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

Inspiring demonstration of values at Para-Karate World Championships

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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#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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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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WKF joins Virtus to further develop Para-Karate

The World Karate Federation has partnered with Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport

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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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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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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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