EKF President highlights progress of Karate in Europe at opening conference of #KarateLarnaca2023

EKF Executive Committee reviews situation of Karate in Europe

Sandra Sanchez elected to chair of IWGA's Athlete's Committee

New section of Guardian Girls Global Karate Project on WKF.net

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WORLD KARATE FEDERATION COUNTRIES

President: Antonio Espinós

Website: www.wkf.net

Email: wkf@wkf.net

Federation members: 199

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ASIAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: Major General Nasser Alrazooqi

Website: http://asiankaratefederation.net/

Email: akfpresidentoffice@gmail.com

Federation members: 44

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EUROPEAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: Antonio Espinós

Website: www.europeankaratefederation.net

Email: ekf@ekf.net

Federation members: 54

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PANAMERICAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: José García Maañón

Website: http://www.pkfkarate.com/

Email: karate@fibertel.com.ar, jose.garciamaanon@fibertel.com.ar

Federation members: 39

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AFRICAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: Mohamed Tahar Mesbahi

Website: www.africakarate.com/

Email: ufakpresident@gmail.com

Federation members: 50

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OCEANIAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: Michael Kassis

Website: http://www.okf.auskarate.com

Email: president@akf.com.au

Federation members: 12

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EKF President highlights progress of Karate in Europe at opening conference of #KarateLarnaca2023

The 2023 EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships were officially unveiled Friday at the opening press conference of the event.

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EKF Executive Committee reviews situation of Karate in Europe

The Executive Committee of the European Karate Federation gathered today in Larnaca (Cyprus) to evaluate the state of the sport in the continent.

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Sandra Sanchez elected to chair of IWGA's Athlete's Committee

Olympic Games gold medallist and two-time World Champion Sandra Sanchez of Spain has been appointed the chairperson of the newly created Athlete’s Committee of the International World Games Association.

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New section of Guardian Girls Global Karate Project on WKF.net

Karate’s far-reaching initiative “Guardian Girls Global Karate Project” is having a new home in cyberspace as a new section on this ambitious project has been launched on the WKF website.

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WKF President meets EOC President in Athens

The WKF and EKF President Antonio Espinós today met with the President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Spyros Capralos in Athens (Greece).

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WKF Vice President receives German Olympic Committee's highest honour

WKF Vice President and Commissioner for Para-Karate and Refugees Wolfgang Weigert was honoured by the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) at the organisation’s General Congress.

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WKF President meets Uzbekistan's Minister of Sports Development in Tashkent

WKF President Antonio Espinós met the Minister of Sports Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan Adkham Ikramov during the 2022 AKF Karate Championships in Tashkent.

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Legacy of Karate in Japan after Tokyo 2020 celebrated in Gotemba

The city of Gotemba (Japan) hosted the first edition of the “Karatedo Mt.Fuji Junior Championship”. Established as a legacy of Karate’s Olympic presentation at the Tokyo 2020 Games, the event gathered youngsters to compete in a celebration of the popularity of the sport in the country.

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Fourth stage of Refereeing Unification project held in Tashkent

The WKF Refereeing Unification project reached its fourth stage in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). On the occasion of the 2022 AKF Karate Championships, the WKF’s working group in charge of the Judging Standardisation project travelled to Tashkent to develop the programme among the WKF referees in Asia.

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Karate officials visit National Paralympic Committee of Uzbekistan

Representatives of the World Karate Federation and the Asian Karate Federation visited the National Paralympic Committee of Uzbekistan during the 2022 AKF Karate Championships in Tashkent.

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AKF Executive Committee highlights progress of Karate in Asia

The Executive Committee of the Asian Karate Federation (AKF) gathered Thursday morning in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) ahead of the 2023 AKF Karate Championships.

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Popularity of Karate in Asia showcased at AKF Congress

The General Congress of the Asian Karate Federation (AKF) was held Thursday in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). With the full family of Asian Karate attending the event to discuss the state of Karate in the continent, the meeting was held on the eve of the 2022 AKF Karate Championships to take place in the capital city of Uzbekistan.

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WKF attends IPC's Extraordinary General Assembly and Membership Gathering

WKF Vice President and Commissioner for Para-Karate Wolfgang Weigert participated in the Extraordinary General Assembly and Membership Gathering of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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Progress of Karate in Africa reviewed at UFAK Congress

The Congress of the African Karate Federation (UFAK) gathered Thursday in Durban (South Africa). The meeting was held on the eve of the 2023 UFAK Karate Championships.

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WKF President attends meeting of USA Karate's Board of Directors

WKF President Antonio Espinós participated in the meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the United States.

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