The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has called upon the World Karate Federation (WKF) to step in and settle its row with Karate South Africa (KSA) over which body has the right to govern the sport.
The Karate1 Premier League event in Sharm el-Sheikh will go ahead as planned despite security concerns in the region, World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós has confirmed after claiming cancelling the event would be “following the recommendations that the terrorists are giving us”.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Frankie Fredericks and project manager Ansley O’Neal “have seen a good picture of our sport”, World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós has claimed after the pair conducted a visit to the Paris Open here this weekend.
France’s Alexandra Recchia lit up the final day of the opening World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League event here as she successfully defended her women’s under 50 kilograms kumite Paris Open crown with a whitewash victory over Silvia Sassano of Italy.
European karate champion Aghayev suffers controversial exit as host of leading contenders fall at Paris Open
European champion Rafael Aghayev of Azerbaijan crashed out of the Paris Open at the qualification stage as his men’s under 75kg contest with France's Davy Dona ended in controversial circumstances on the opening day of kumite action in the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League here today.
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.