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Elections in the Argentine Olympic Committee:
PKF President José García Maañón, on Friday June 23 - International Olympic Day - has been elected Vice-President of the Argentine Olympic Committee period 2017-2021.




Premier League 2018, innovations 

WKF Premier League 2018
During April 2017, the WKF EC meeting, the Presidents of the five Continental Organizations and representatives of the various WKF Commissions were held in Paris to discuss the Kyoto Olympic Games System 2020.
In this sense - and because Premier League are so important with regard to the WKF Ranking as a form of qualification to Tokyo, the new Rules of participation in the Premier League for 2018 have been approved, which we consider to have been very successful Granting equality of opportunity to all WKF affiliated countries.


An affectionate greeting,


President Garcia Maañón, announcing the new PKF RC 2017-2021


XXXI Adults Pan American Karate Championship Curacao 2017

XXXI Adults Pan American Karate Championship Curacao 2017



Curacao 2017 Meeting PKF Board of Directors chaired by Mr. Antonio Espinos President of the WKF
Photo: FVKD

At the Electoral Congress of the Pan American Karate Federation held at the Hilton Hotel in Curacao, the PKF Executive Committee approved the election of the members who accompanied Mr. José Garcia Maañón for the period 2017-2021.
They were reelected; The American Juan Di'Pascuale as vice president for North America, the Nicaraguan Emerson Velásquez vice-president Central America, the Dominican, José Luis Ramírez, vice-president for the Caribbean, Julio Escudero of Ecuador, vice-president South America and as assistant of Secretary General the Uruguayan Sergio Meléndez.


Secretary General Juan Manuel Fernández of Paraguay, and Canadian Craig Vokey as treasurer assistant were elected.

From left to right Celso Rodríguez, Hector Arenas, Javier Escalante (Chief Referee WKF), Cleveland Baxter, Fariba Madani (PKF Para Karate)


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

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


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





 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

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