Karate into the Olympics 2020
This is the most important vote ever please sign and share this petition for Karate in the olympics
‘The inclusion of Karate to the Olympics gives hopes and dreams to everybody in the karate world and also to the next generation.’
Looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Japan Karatedo Federation, in coordination with the WKF, has been making every effort for the inclusion of Karate into the Olympics with the support of Nippon Budo-kan, Japan Budo Association, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Promotion of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which has been set up with more than 110 members from both Houses of Parliament.
Now we are in the middle of our signature-collecting campaign together with JKF & WKF members and all karate fans.
In order to publicise the overwhelming wave of passionate vocal support for Karate to the Olympics to the world, as well as in Japan, we would like to ask your full support for and cooperation with this online signature-collecting campaign.
Antonio Espinós , WKF President & Takashi Sasagawa, JKF President
BREAKING NEWS The International Paralympic Committee has accepted the World Karate Federation as the 30th Sport discipline within the Paralympic family.
The journey began 8 years ago in Bavaria (Germany) at the occasion of the first “Bavarian Open for Persons with Disabilities”. The then President of the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) and IOC President, Thomas Bach, attended the event, accompanied by WKF President Antonio Espinós.
Since then, the WKF has promoted this event, overseen by the former Chairman for Persons with Disabilities, Wolfgang Weigert. The first demonstration competition was held at the 2012 World Championships in Paris.
The EKF is set-up as a democratically elected body for English Karate to cover the whole spectrum of our martial art and to further develop an understanding administration that listens to the needs of all the many aspects of Karate from Sport to Traditional, from the youngest beginner to the most senior instructor.
The EKF is recognised as the official governing body for English Karate by the British Karate Federation, European Karate Federation and the World Karate Federation.
- The International Paralympic Committee has accepted the World Karate Federation as the 30th Sport discipline within the Paralympic family.
- Karate short listed with 7 other Sports to be considered for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- Referee's News: European Regionals Paris Exams - June 2015 Report
- Referee's News: Baku European Olympic Games June 20155 Report
- 10/06/15 EKF have 3 representatives at the 1st European Games backed by the IOC
- PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS MESSAGE - Do you have clubs in the Lincolnshire and South Humberside regions? If so read on!!
Website updates 24th August 2015
As the national governing body representing Karate groups in England, the Board of the EKF have been looking at ways to encourage new members to the EKF to enable them to obtain the benefits of affiliation.
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EKF CRB Service: Please note updated information regarding this service - read more here »
The EKF phone number for general enquiries between 10.00am and 5.00pm is 07717 454 669. Our address is: EKF Ltd, PO Box 4422, Hornchurch RM12 9FD.
Please note that the EKF has a new bank account with Lloyds Bank. Cheques should be made out to English Karate Federation Ltd. For all other transactions a reference must accompany the payment.
English Karate Federation Ltd
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Team GB have announced the sports / disciplines and the qualification for BAKU visit the British Karate Federation website for the full news item. Read more here »
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