Competition calendar for 2023 announced
The WKF has announced the competition calendar for 2023. Following its approval by the WKF Congress last week in Konya (Turkiye), the list of events for next year has been revealed.
Karate fans will have plenty of highlights to mark in red next year. The Karate community will be setting its sights in Budapest (Hungary) where the World Senior Championships will take place from October 24 to 29.
In addition to Karate’s biggest event, the sport will again be featured in all the multi-sport events of the Olympic cycle of the year. The European Games (June 30 to July 1), the African Games (Karate dates to be confirmed), the Pan American Games (November 3 to 5), the Asian Games (Karate dates to be confirmed), and the Pacific Games (Karate dates to be confirmed) will all have Karate in the sports programmes.
As for Karate’s first-class series of events, the Karate 1-Premier League will have four events in 2023, with tournaments stopping in Cairo (Egypt), Rabat (Morocco), Fukuoka (Japan), and Dublin (Ireland).
The Karate 1-Series A will have five events, to be held in Athens (Greece), Turkiye (city to be confirmed), Richmond-Vancouver (Canada), Larnaca (Cyprus), and Matosinhos (Portugal). Meanwhile, the Karate 1-Youth League will travel to Fujairah (UAE), La Coruña (Spain), Porec (Croatia), Mexico (city to be confirmed), and Venice (Italy).
After the successful presentation of Karate at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games in 2019, the sport, in its modality of Kata, will return to the anticipated multi-sport event, to take place in Bali (Indonesia) in August 2023.
The World Combat Games and the always thrilling continental championships are also among the highlights of the year.
CLICK HERE to go to the 2023 WKF Calendar.