African Karate Federation sets roadmap for progress of sport in continent

WKF Vice President honoured with Order of Rising Sun of Japan

EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós meets European National Federations in Budapest

Development of Karate highlighted at high-profile meeting in Budapest

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WORLD KARATE FEDERATION COUNTRIES

President: Antonio Espinós - Spain

Website: www.wkf.net

Email: wkf@wkf.net

Federation memebers: 195

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ASIAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: Mr Kuang-Huei Chang

Website: www.akf-karate.net

Email: ctkftpe@ms31.hinet.net

Federation memebers: 44

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EUROPEAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: Antonio Espinós - Spain

Website: www.europeankaratefederation.net

Email: ekf@ekf.net

Federation memebers: 53

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PANAMERICAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: Mr José García Maañón

Website: www.pkfkarate.net

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

Federation memebers: 37

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AFRICAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: Mr Mohamed Tahar Mesbahi

Website: www.africakarate.com/

Email: ufakpresident@gmail.com

Federation memebers: 49

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OCEANIAN KARATE FEDERATION

President: Mr Michael Kassis

Website: http://oceaniakarate.com

Email: president@akf.com.au

Federation memebers: 12

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African Karate Federation sets roadmap for progress of sport in continent

The African Karate Federation (UFAK) celebrated its General Assembly and Executive Committee meetings to analyse the situation of the sport in the continent and to discuss the future of Karate in the region. 

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WKF Vice President honoured with Order of Rising Sun of Japan

WKF First Vice President José García Maañón received “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” for his contribution to the development of Karate in Argentina and for his involvement in strengthening the relationships between Japan and Argentina. 

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EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós meets European National Federations in Budapest

EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós sat with the representatives of the European National Federations participating in the 2020 EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships in Budapest (Hungary) to celebrate the unity of European Karate. 

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Development of Karate highlighted at high-profile meeting in Budapest

EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós met President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee Krisztián Kulcsár and former President of Hungary and member of the International Olympic Committee Pal Schmitt in Budapest. The progress of Karate in the country was discussed at the meeting that also had the participation of Hungarian Karate Federation President János Mészáros. 

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EKF Executive Committee discusses roadmap for historic year

The Executive Committee of the European Karate Federation gathered today in Budapest (Hungary) to discuss the thrilling future of the sport. 

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Stanislav Horuna second best IGWA Athlete of the Year!

Karate star Stanislav Horuna of Ukraine is The World Games Athlete of the Year 2019 runner-up. 

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WKF Commissions outline plans for future of Karate

The thrilling future of Karate was on top of the agenda of the meetings of WKF Commissions this week in Paris (France) 

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Stanislav Horuna among the final top ten to The World Games Athlete of the Year 2019

Karate Star Stanislav Horuna has made it to the final round of The World Games Athlete of the Year 2019 contest. The top ten athletes with most votes continue now in the competition. The Karate representative takes the second place with the second most number of votes received thus far. 

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WKF President celebrates progress of Karate in Africa in visit to Mali

WKF President Antonio Espinós travelled to Mali where he met President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and the main sports authorities in the country to discuss the development of Karate in the region, in the light of the UFAK West Region Karate Championships. 

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Stanislav Horuna nominated for The World Games Athlete of the Year 2019

Stanislav Horuna of Ukraine is Karates candidate to The World Games Athlete of the Year 2019. The Ukrainian Karate Star has been nominated by the WKF to be the best athlete of 2019 of all the sports in The World Games programme. The winner will be decided by public vote.

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WKF mourns passing of Dominique Ondze

The World Karate Federation is deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Dominique Ondze. A loyal member of the Karate family, Mr. Ondze acted as president of the Congo national Federation. 

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WKF launches new website

The World Karate Federation is further expanding its digital reach with a new and improved website. Just in time for the new year and to celebrate Karate’s anticipation ahead of the historic 2020, the WKF is pleased to announce the launching of its new digital platform. 

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WKF President highlights importance of growth of Karate in Southeast Asia

WKF President Antonio Espinós travelled to the Philippines to attend the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The head of Karate’s international governing body oversaw the multi-sport event and met with the main sports stakeholders in the ry. 

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WKF official elected Vice President of Union of African Sports Confederations

WKF Vice President and UFAK President Mohamed Tahar Mesbahi was elected first Vice President of the Union of African Sports Confederations (UCSA). The organisation comprising the main sports confederations in Africa celebrated its General Assembly in Cairo (Egypt) and chose the Karate official to continue heading the high-profile union. 

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Pakistan Karate Federation President elected Deputy Secretary-General of National Olympic committee

Pakistan Karate Federation President Mohammad Jahangir has been elected Deputy Secretary-General of the Pakistan Olympic Association. Mr Jahangir receives the honour of the new position thus showcasing the increasing relevance of the sport of Karate in the ry. 

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