WKF Message

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Dear National Federations, For the next Karate 1- Series A event to be held in Pamplona, please, find here the updated bulletin. 

The  changes included are a new Competition Programme and the new location for the Referee Meeting and the Acredited Coach Breafing, now to be held in Tres Reyes hotel, room Navarra. 

Aditionally, please be informed that the Antigen Test for the two first categories competing on Friday January 28th (Female Kata and Male Team Kata), will be taken on Thursday 27th from 19h to 20h at Navarra Arena; and for the two first categories competing on Saturday January 29th (Male Kata and Female Team Kata), will be taken on Friday 28th from 19h to 20h at Navarra Arena.

Dear friend, In the aftermath of the Dubai World Championships, that so brilliantly have concluded a few weeks ago, I want to inform you that we sent a letter to the UAEKF President transmitting him the heartfelt thanks of the WKF for the immense contribution that the UAEKF team, led by Major General Nasser AlRazooqi, and supported by the UAE institutions and sponsors, has supposed for the progress and for the reputation of our sport. 

The Dubai WKF congress, with the key decisions taken, constitutes a milestone in the more than 50 years of history of our Federation and our sport. 

The 2022 season looks still uncertain as regards of the COVID impact. We were confident that the pandemic would be just a bad memory by 2022, but new waves and variants are delaying the end of the problem. 

This, and also questions in relationship with the contractual issues, have led us to decide, in agreement with the Hungarian Karate Federation,  that the 2023 World Senior Championships in Budapest will take place under the traditional format, and therefore we will start only in 2024 with the new format approved by the Dubai Congress. 

About the Olympics, we continue with our quest, and concentrate now in reaching a compelling case for the LA 2028 Games. After the Paris 2024 experience, it has become more than evident that unless we can lobby a good position with the local COJO and the national authorities, little or nothing will be achieved. For this, to count with a leading national USA federation is paramount.  

Many thanks for your support and for your contribution, and for the unity and solidarity you always show and that so important have been and are for the WKF. Without it we would not enjoy the WKF that we have today, and we all can be proud of it, as the result of our work and efforts. 

Best wishes for you and for your families in 2022.
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