WKF mourns passing of Karate icon Iwaki Hashimoto
US Karate Olympians visit White House
WKF President meets with EKF Secretary General in Madrid

WKF President celebrates return to normal at opening of #Karate1Rabat

WKF mourns passing of Karate icon Iwaki Hashimoto

US Karate Olympians visit White House

WKF President meets with EKF Secretary General in Madrid

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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 President celebrates return to normal at opening of #Karate1Rabat

WKF President Antonio Espinós celebrated Karate’s return to normality as the third Karate 1-Premier League event of the year is being held in Rabat.

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WKF mourns passing of Karate icon Iwaki Hashimoto

The World Karate Federation is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Karate icon and legend of the sport Iwaki Hashimoto.

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US Karate Olympians visit White House

US Karate athletes were among the Team USA Olympians who were honoured at the White House this past week. The Karate delegation was formed by Olympians Thomas Scott, Sakura Kokumai and Brian Irr, and coach Javier Mantilla.

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WKF President meets with EKF Secretary General in Madrid

WKF and EKF President Antonio Espinós today welcomed EKF Secretary General Davor Cipek to the WKF Headquarters in Madrid to discuss upcoming Karate events in Europe.

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WKF President meets US Olympians to discuss LA28 Project

WKF President Antonio Espinós today met with the three US Olympic athletes who are competing at the Karate 1-Premier League Matosinhos to analyse Karate’s plan to achieve the inclusion of the sport in the programme of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.

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WKF meets with National Federations to discuss inclusion in Los Angeles 2028

The World Karate Federation gathered its National Federations to analyse Karate’s quest to be included as an additional sport in the programme of Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.

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WKF referees meet to continue developing judging unification project

The WKF Referee Commission and representatives of all five continental Referee Commissions gathered via videoconference to discuss the application and development of the WKF’s judging unification project.

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WKF develops Karate as sustainable sport

The World Karate Federation is launching the #GreenKarate project, a ground-breaking initiative to put Karate at the forefront of sustainability in sport.

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Olympians Sandra Sanchez and Damian Quintero honoured in Spain

Karate’s Olympic medallists Sandra Sanchez and Damian Quintero of Spain were honoured on Thursday by the top sports authorities in the country.

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Vietnam top medal table of Southeast Asia Karate Championships

The 9th edition of the Southeast Asia Karate Championships was held this past week in Cambodia. The event further showcased the strength of the sport in the region.  

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WKF joins April6 celebrations at Dubai Expo 2020

A delegation of the World Karate Federation joined Peace and Sport in the celebrations around the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace which were held at the Dubai Expo 2022 on March 24th.

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WKF Referee Commission meets to discuss standardization of judging

The unification of judging protocols of Karate competitions around the world was on top of the agenda of the high-profile meeting today.

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2023 EKF Senior Championships to be held in Spain

The 58th edition of the European Senior Karate Championships will be held in Spain. The city of Guadalajara will host the 2023 EKF Senior Championships which is scheduled for March 24 to 26, 2023.

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WKF opens participation of Refugee athletes in Karate 1 events

The World Karate Federation has announced that Refugee athletes will be allowed to participate in Karate 1 events.

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WKF suspends participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes from WKF events

The Executive Committee of the World Karate Federation today met via videoconference to discuss the effects of the crisis of Ukraine in the sport. 

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