Held every two years, the WKF World Championships are the highest level of competition in karate. The next edition will be in Budapest between October 24 and 29, 2023.

Karate World Championships 2023 in Budapest
Karate World Championships 2021 in Dubai
Karate World Championships 2018 in Madrid
Karate World Championships 2016 in Linz

Karate1-Premier League is an annual programme of up to 10 competitions which take place around the world. The WKF awards prizes to the top-ranking competitors from each category at the end of the programme.

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WKF Karate 1-Premier League

The Karate 1-Series A comprises a number of first-class international tournaments all over the world, aiming to raise the annual number of WKF events while giving competitors even more opportunities to improve their positions in the WKF world ranking.

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WKF Karate 1-Series A

The Karate 1-Youth League is a newly created competition conceived to highlight the impact of karate at young ages.

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Karate 1-Youth League

Karate 1-Premier League

The Karate1-Premier League is the most important league event in the world of karate. It comprises of a number of the most prominent karate competitions and endeavours to bring together the best karate athletes in the world in an open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.

Initiated in 2011 with two tournaments held in Paris and Istanbul, the Karate1-Premier League has made exponential progress in terms of magnitude and status of the tournaments as well as the number of participants and countries represented.



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Karate 1-Series A

The WKF Karate 1-Series A is a world-class competition that provides karatekas around the world with more competitive opportunities to shine at the highest level. Presented in an open format, thus allowing every athlete in the world to compete, the Karate 1-Series A is framed under the umbrella of the Karate 1 to bring together the best competitors in a series of open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.

Karate 1-Youth League