Japan's reigning world kata champions Kiyou Shimizu and Ryo Kiyuna demonstrated their class once again as they each produced superb displays to reach their respective gold medal matches on the opening day of the Paris Open here.
A top field is set to compete during the opening World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League event of the season, which is due to begin here tomorrow.
The World Karate Federation (WKF) have released their confirmed competition calendar for 2016, which includes 10 Karate1 Premier League events as well as the World Championships.
The World Karate Federation’s (WKF) flagship annual competition series, the Karate1 Premier League, will undergo widespread changes effective from 2017 in order to enhance the visibility of the sport, its President Antonio Espinós has revealed.
Hosts Japan ended the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League season in commanding fashion as they claimed six of the 10 kumite gold medals on offer as well as the team kata title to round off the campaign in style here today.
There is “no special reason” why karate shouldn’t be chosen for inclusion at Tokyo 2020, World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinos claimed here today, though he remains wary of some of the challenges the sport faces in the lead up to next year’s decision at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Rio de Janeiro.
Japan’s reigning world kata champions Kiyou Shimizu and Ryo Kiyuna both lived up to their billing by claiming women’s and men’s gold respectively on the opening day of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League finale here.
Around 200 of the world’s top karatekas are due to compete here over the weekend during the final World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League event of the season.
Japan topped the medals table as the World Karate Federation (WKF) Cadet, Junior and Under-21 Championships drew to a close in Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta.
An event to celebrate karate being named among the five sports recommended for inclusion on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020 has been held in the Japanese capital.
France topped the medal standings at the Karate1 Premier League’s latest stop in Salzburg, claiming four golds and 16 in all.
Turkey's Esat Delihasan has been appointed President of the Karate Federation of the Balkans (KFB) in Belgrade.
France have led the way with four gold medals at the latest European stop on the Karate1 Premier League in Coburg as hosts Germany had to be content with three.
Zaretska continues superb year with Azerbaijani victory on final day of Karate1 Premier League in Istanbul
Azerbaijan's home European Games gold medal winner Iryna Zaretska continued a superb year by claiming gold on the second day of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League in Istanbul as Macedonia and Egypt each claimed team kata titles.
Home fighters were to the fore on the opening day of the latest leg of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League in Istanbul, with two European Games champions among five Turkish winners.