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World Karate Federation stakeholders were gathered in Paris this past week to discuss crucial issues concerning Karate’s path to its Olympic debut and to set the roadmap of the sport for its momentous challenges ahead. The strategic meetings were hosted at the French Karate Federation headquarters...
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Chilean Niven Ilic elected new president of the Pan-American Sports Organization

Santiago will organize the Pan-American Games of 2023 after leaving Buenos Aires


31st Panamerican senior championship in Curacao 2017

On line registrations through Sportdata will start on April 3, 2017 and will close on May 15, 201

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The latest update concerning Karate competition at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Karate included in 2018 Youth Olympic Games programme

It is my pleasure to announce you that the IOC Executive Board has agreed to include Karate in the Youth Olympic Games 2018, which will be held in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This is a new milestone to be added to the already decisive decision of including our sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Best regards,

Antonio Espinós Ortueta

WKF President


Summary of suggested WKF competition rules changes for implementation 1.1.2017


News Pan American Karate Federation

The PKF has created a Para-karate Committee , Mr. Craig Vokey (Canada), is one of the 3 members. He will work with Jeff Kohn (USA) and Fariba Madani (an official) from the USA.




Message from Mr Antonio Espinós Ortueta

WKF President


It is a great honour to inform you of the confirmation of the official decision made by the Session of the International Olympic Committee in Rio de Janeiro to include Karate in the program of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The achievement of this significant objective  – which was obtained with the work and effort of all of us - represents a source of pride and joy that we should share with our affiliates.
In this context, I deem of great importance that we use this memorable moment to strengthen our excellent position in the global sports context, thus communicating to our associates and society in general in a unified and homogeneous way a number of concepts and messages in order to contribute to the growth of our sport, of the WKF and of its National Federations members (see the attached document)
With the joy and satisfaction of being able to live this historic moment, please receive my heartfelt greetings. 


Antonio Espinós Ortueta
WKF President


Board of Directors








President: Dr. Jose Garcia Maañón - (ARG), Vice President John Di Pasquale (USA), Vice President Jose Luis Ramirez (DOM), Vice President Julio Escudero (ECU), Vice President Emerson Velásquez (IAS), Secretary General Arturo Castillo ( VEN), Treasurer Tony Mendez (PUR), Assistant Secretary General Sergio Menendez (URU) Assistant Treasurer Juan Manuel Fernández (Paraguay) and Honorary President William Millerson .In presence of Mr Antonio Espino President of the WKF




 From the Pan American Karate Federation we give an effusive and sincere welcome to all the family of karate in the Americas. We intend this page is born today is the bond that keeps us together and serves as a window to the outside of the work done in the Americas Pan American Karate Federation in favor of karate do.




En la PKF decimos NO!! al Doping

PKF Say NO!! to Doping

Desde la PKF nosotros decimos, NO!! al dopaje

 World Karate Federation


La PKF por el Karate Olímpico

IX Juegos Suramericanos 2018


The XVIII Pan American Games

Karate 1 Fortaleza 2016

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Dr. Jose Garcia Maañon, appointed National Director of Sports, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Sports in Argentina.