The Executive Committee of the European Karate Federation (EKF) met in Russian city Sochi to discuss ideas on how to continue the growth of the sport.
Japan’s two-time world champion Kiyou Shimizu continued her domination of the female kata category as she secured her third successive gold on the international stage at the inaugural stop of the Karate 1-Series A in Guadalajara in
Spain's Samy Ennkhaili Anquod and Laura Palacio delighted the home crowd at the Polideportivo Multiusos sports hall as they earned surprise final places in the Karate 1-Series A in Guadalajara.
Japanese karatekas took the spotlight on the first day of action at the inaugural event of the Karate 1-Series A season at Guadalajara in Spain as they produced a dominant display in the kata competition.
Around 1,400 athletes are registered to compete at the Karate 1-Series A event in Spanish city Guadalajara, a figure which will break the participation record for any first-class event in the sport.
Turkey’s Eray Şamdan earned a sixth consecutive age-group title at the European Karate Federation Cadet, Junior and Under-21 Championships in Sochi.
Hosts Russia secured two gold medals as the European Karate Federation Cadet, Junior and Under-21 Championships continued in Sochi.
Italy enjoyed a strong start on the opening day of the European Karate Federation Cadet, Junior and Under-21 Championships in Sochi.
Around 1,000 athletes are set to participate at the European Karate Federation Cadet, Junior and Under-21 Championships in Sochi.
Japan dominated the first event of the international season, the Karate1 Premier League in Paris, but the hosts also had a memorable competition as they won three golds.
On a day when the host nation saw five of its karatekas progress to tomorrow’s finals at the Karate1 Premier League in Paris, none shone brighter than 18-year-old Gwendoline Philippe, who reached her female kumite under 61 kilograms final by defeating team-mate Lucie Ignace, the current world silver medallist, by an astonishing 10-0 margin.
World champion Alexandra Recchia delighted the home crowd as she progressed to the final of the women's under 50 kilograms kumite event at the Karate1 Premier League in Paris.
Reigning world champions across the kata discipline and every kumite weight category have entered the Karate1 Premier League's traditional season curtain-raiser in Paris this weekend, the World Karate Federation has confirmed.
The World Karate Federation (WKF) has hailed 2017 as a "landmark" year for the soon-to-be Olympic sport.
World Karate Federation President Antonio Espinós held discussions about the sport with French Sports Minister Laura Flessel.