WKF celebrates six months to Karate in Tokyo 2020

Karate will make its Olympic debut in six months.

Karate will make its Olympic debut in six months. The Karate competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is scheduled to start on August 5, 2021. As the countdown to the anticipated historic moment moves forward, top Karate Stars have joined the WKF’s social media campaign #KarateIsComing.


I can’t wait to compete in Tokyo in six months, because for the first time, Karate is going to be there, and after so many years dreaming about it, I am going to be able to represent my country and do what I love in the Olympic Games,” said two-time World champion Antonio Diaz. The karateka from Venezuela is one of the five athletes who are thus far qualified by standings to participate in the Olympic Games in the category of Male Kata. “These Games are going to be a light for all humanity,” adds the Venezuelan fan favourite.



The Karate competition in Tokyo 2020 is set to begin on August 5th, 2021. The category of Female Kata will kick off the historic event. Two of the athletes who currently top the Olympic standings of the category and who are set to fight for glory at the tournament also joined the #KarateIsComing campaign.

“We are looking forward to our first Olympic Games. We will be able to show our values and Karate will be spectacular! All karatekas in the world will make this moment an unforgettable day!” said World champion and World ranking leader Sandra Sanchez of Spain.

“My dream is to show the beauty of Kata. I want to touch people’s heart at the Olympics and I want to deliver the best kata for the whole world to see,” stated two-time World champion and local idol Kiyou Shimizu of Japan.

Six months to Karate in Tokyo. Karate is coming! OSS!    


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