WKF mourns passing of Dominique Ondze
WKF launches new website

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

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

WKF mourns passing of Dominique Ondze

WKF launches new website

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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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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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WKF President discusses preparation for 2020 World Championships in visit to Dubai

The project to organise a landmark edition of the Karate World Senior Championships in 2020 and new prospects for the sport were discussed during WKF President’s visit to Dubai (UAE) this week. The head of Karate’s international governing body Antonio Espinós travelled to Dubai the next Senior World Championships will take place from 17 to 22 November 2020. 

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Quest to lead Karate Olympic standings intensifies

Karate's Olympic standings have been d with the start of the new month. Top karatekas continue on top of the eight Olympic categories while the differences among the top four qualifying positions are being reduced as the quest to earn the tickets to Tokyo 2020 intensifies. 

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Successful Anti-Doping Outreach Program in Santiago

Young karate athletes from all over the world participated in the Anti-Doping Outreach Program held in Santiago de Chile during the XI WKF Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships. The activity aimed to raise awareness and give all athletes competing at these Championships the opportunity to ask questions and be informed about Anti-Doping matters.

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Future of Karate discussed at national federations meeting in Chile

WKF President Antonio Espinós shared his vision for the future of Karate with representatives of the ries participating in the 2019 World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships in a meeting held in Santiago (Chile). The most crucial projects for the sport were discussed at a gathering that showcased Karate’s unity. 

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WKF pledges to support and defend IOC Athletes? Declaration

The World Karate Federation decided to officially endorse and adopt IOC Athletes’ Declaration as a way to recognise athletes’ rights and responsibilities within the discipline. The decision was taken by the WKF Executive Committee at the meeting held in Santiago (Chile) today. 

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WKF takes step towards historic 2021 World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships in South Africa

Representatives of the World Karate Federation met with a delegation of the organising committee of the 2021 World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships in Cape Town (South Africa) to initiate preparations for the second-ever World underage championships in Africa. 

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WKF President discusses World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships with Chilean Minister of Sports

WKF President Antonio Espinós met with the Chilean Minister of Sports Pauline Kantor today as the 2019 World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships started in Santiago (Chile). The head of Karate’s international governing body received the confirmation from the national sports authorities that the best conditions for the development of the event were guaranteed. 

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WKF President meets Chilean Olympic Committee President ahead of #KarateSantiago2019

WKF President Antonio Espinós met with the Chilean Olympic Committee President Miguel Ángel Mújica on Tuesday as the 2019 World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships is about to start. The measures taken to guarantee the normal development of the event amid the situation of unrest in the ry were the main topic of the agenda of the meeting. 

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