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WKF Sport Calendar 2025: First Draft and Key Highlights

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The World Karate Federation (WKF) has released the initial draft of its 2025 sports calendar. While this calendar is still subject to final approval and possible changes at the Venice/Jesolo World Championship 2024, it already provides valuable insights for athletes, coaches, and karate enthusiasts worldwide.

Key Dates and Events

World Senior Championships

The World Senior Championship will be conducted in two distinct phases:

  1. Qualification Phase: Paris, 17-19 October 2025
  2. Final Phase: Cairo, 27-30 November 2025

According to the Qualification and Competition System for the World Championships, the events considered in the standings will be those held before August 1, 2025.

Karate1 Premier League

The Karate1 Premier League schedule for 2025 features four major events:

  • Paris: 24-26 January
  • Hangzhou: 14-16 March
  • Cairo: 18-20 April
  • Rabat: 30 May – 1 June

Notably, the Premier League circuit will be condensed into six months, unlike the year-round schedule in 2024. The finale in Rabat will include a grand gala for the winners, building on the city’s successful past hosting.

World Games 2025

A significant highlight for karate in 2025 is the World Games in Chengdu, China. This event is crucial for the global karate community and showcases top-tier competition.

Continental Championships

The schedule for continental events is still being finalized. Here are the key dates and locations confirmed so far:

European Karate Federation (EKF)

  • Senior Championships: Yerevan, Armenia, 7-11 May
  • Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships: Bielsko-Biala, Poland, 7-9 February

Pan American Karate Federation (PKF)

  • Senior Championships: Monterrey, Mexico, 22-24 May
  • Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships: Asunción, Paraguay, 28-30 August
  • Junior Pan American Games: Asunción, Paraguay, 18-20 July

Oceania Karate Federation (OKF)

  • Senior Championships: Noumea, New Caledonia, 6-9 June (Pending confirmation)

Asian Karate Federation (AKF)

  • Dates and locations to be determined.

African Karate Federation (UFAK)

  • Dates and locations to be determined.

Stay Updated

As the calendar is still in draft form, further updates and changes may occur. All updates will be promptly reflected on the WKF website’s calendar section, ensuring that all stakeholders have access to the most current information.

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The 2025 WKF calendar promises a year of intense competition and opportunities for karate practitioners worldwide. Stay tuned for the final schedule and prepare for another exciting year in the world of karate!

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