Held every two years, the WKF World Championships are the highest level of competition in karate.

Karate World Championships 2018 in Madrid
Karate World Championships 2016 in Linz

Karate1 is an annual programme of up to 10 competitions which take place around the world. WKF awards prizes to the top ranking competitors from each category at the end of the programme.

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WKF Karate 1-Premier League

The newly created event comprises four high-level competitions for 2017 and completes the opportunities for Karatekas being offered in Karate 1-Premier League.

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WKF Karate 1-Series A

Karate 1-Premier League

The Karate1-Premier League is the most important league event in the world of karate. It comprises of several the most prominent karate competitions and endeavours to bring together the best karate athletes in the world in an open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.

Initiated in 2011 with two tournaments held in Paris and Istanbul, the Karate1-Premier League has made exponential progress in terms of magnitude and status of the tournaments as well as the number of participants and countries represented.

Karate1 Premier League 2017 events

Karate1 Premier League 2016 events

Karate1 Premier League 2015 events


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Karate 1-Series A

The WKF Karate 1-Series A is a world-class competition that provides karatekas around the world with more competitive opportunities to shine at the highest level. Presented in an open format thus allowing every athlete in the world to compete, the Karate 1-Series A is framed under the umbrella of the Karate 1 to bring together the best competitors in a series of open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.