WKF Presidents Discussed Karate at Games of Small States of Europe with SSEKF Executive Committee in Zadar

WKF President Antonio Espinós Convenes with Referee Commission in A Coruña to Elevate Karate Standards

Karate family mourns passing of pioneer and coaching icon Antonio Oliva

Grand Opening Ceremony inaugurates 2024 EKF Senior Championships in Zadar

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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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WKF Presidents Discussed Karate at Games of Small States of Europe with SSEKF Executive Committee in Zadar

The World Karate Federation (WKF) and European Karate Federation (EKF) President Antonio Espinós met with the Executive Committee of the Small States of Europe Karate Federation (SSEKF) in Zadar, Croatia. The main point on the agenda for the meeting was to discuss the upcoming Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) in Andorra in 2025.

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WKF President Antonio Espinós Convenes with Referee Commission in A Coruña to Elevate Karate Standards

In a significant stride towards refining the global landscape of karate competitions, the World Karate Federation (WKF) President, Antonio Espinós, presided over a pivotal meeting with the members of the WKF Referee Commission in A Coruña (Spain)

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Karate family mourns passing of pioneer and coaching icon Antonio Oliva

The world of karate mourns the loss of one of its most esteemed figures, Antonio Oliva. With his passing, the Spanish and international karate community bids farewell to a true legend whose legacy will forever resonate in the hearts of karate worldwide.

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Grand Opening Ceremony inaugurates 2024 EKF Senior Championships in Zadar

The tremendous success of the 2024 EKF Senior Championships in Zadar, Croatia, was celebrated at the spectacular opening ceremony presided over by Nikolina Brnjac, the Minister of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Croatia. The event, held at the Kresimir Cosic Sports hall in Zadar, was also headed by Antonio Espinós, President of the World Karate Federation and the European Karate Federation; Branko Duki?, Mayor of the City of Zadar; and Davor Cipek, General Secretary of the European Karate Federation and President of the Croatian Karate Union.

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EKF Executive Committee Praises Success of EKF Senior Championships in Zadar

The Executive Committee of the European Karate Federation (EKF) convened one more time during the 2024 EKF Senior Championships in Zadar, Croatia, to discuss the state of karate in Europe. The meeting was chaired by EKF and World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós and hosted by Croatian Karate Union President and EKF General Secretary Davor Cipek.

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EKF President Underlines Progress in Karate Judging Ahead of 2024 EKF Senior Championships

On the eve of the 2024 EKF Senior Championships in Zadar, Croatia, the referees met at the Referee Briefing of the event to ensure a smooth and efficient progress of the competition. The meeting was headed by the EKF Referee Commission acting chair Eva Mona Altmann, with the presence of the European Karate Federation (EKF) and World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinos, along with Croatian Karate Union president and EKF General Secretary Davor Cipek.

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EKF Congress Paves Way for Continuous Progress of Karate in Europe

The Congress of the European Karate Federation (EKF) met in Zadar (Croatia) on the eve of the 59th EKF Senior Championships. The meeting was presided over by EKF and World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós and hosted by Croatian Karate Union President and EKF General Secretary Davor Cipek; the importance of cooperation among European federations to sustain the growth of the sport was as one of the main elements of discussion of the gathering.

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European Karate Federation Executive Committee Gathers in Zadar Ahead of EKF Senior Championships to Feature Progress of Karate in Europe

The Executive Committee of the European Karate Federation (EKF) met in Zadar on the eve of the 59th EKF Senior Championships. The meeting, which took place on Tuesday, was led by EKF and World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós and had members of the Executive Committee in attendance, including the host of President of the Croatian Karate Union and EKF General Secretary Davor Cipek.

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WKF CEO Sara Wolff Highlights Impact of Karate at The World Games in Crucial IWGA Annual Meeting

The International World Games Association (IWGA) held its Annual General Meeting in Esslingen, Germany, on May 1, 2024. A hundred delegates and representatives from 29 International Member Federations attended, with World Karate Federation (WKF) CEO Sara Wolff representing karate.

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Celebration of Karate Events in China at Heart of High-Profile Meeting of WKF, Chinese Karate Association and Hangzhou Delegation in Madrid

The World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós welcomed a delegation from the Hangzhou Linping District People's Government in China for a meeting at the WKF headquarters in Madrid. The visit, led by Wang Yanin, Deputy Mayor of Hangzhou Linping, aimed to discuss opportunities for cooperation and the potential to host major karate events in Hangzhou Linping. 

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Official kick-off of #Karate1Cairo highlights anticipation ahead of 2025 World Senior Championships in Cairo

The 2024 Karate 1 Premier League in Cairo was officially kicked off on Thursday with a numerous press conference, signalling the commencement of a thrilling weekend of Karate action, and inaugurating the countdown to the highly anticipated 2025 World Individual Senior Championships to be held in November 2025.

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WKF Official discusses progress of Karate with SportAccord President at SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit

The Assistant General Secretary of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Davor Cipek conversed with the President of SportAccord Prof Dr Ugur Erdener during the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit in Birmingham, UK to review the strides made in the world of karate and explore avenues for collaboration between the WKF and SportAccord.

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WKF President Antonio Espinós Welcomes Blaz Zibret of Slovenia in Madrid

The World Karate Federation (WKF) President, Antonio Espinós, met with Blaz Zibret of Slovenia at the WKF headquarters in Madrid, Spain, on Friday.

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World Karate Federation and Islamic Solidarity Sports Association Discuss Collaboration at SportAccord Summit

Representatives of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and the Islamic Solidarity Sports Association (ISSA) met in Birmingham, UK during the first day of the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit to analyse different ways of cooperation.

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North American Karate Federation Training Camp and USA Open Thrive in Fort Worth, Texas

The city of Fort Worth in Texas, United States hosted the North American Karate Federation International Training Camp and the USA Open this past week. One of the most prestigious events in the continent, the USA Open and International Training Camp showcased the popularity of Karate in the United States.

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