The World Karate Federation (WKF) is the largest sport karate organization and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as being responsible for karate competition in the Olympic Games. The WKF has developed common rules governing all styles. The national WKF organizations coordinate with their respective National Olympic Committees. View The World Karate Federation (WKF) »

Asian Karatedo Championship

The Asian Karatedo Championships are the highest level of competition for sport karate in Asia.

The competition is held in a different country every two years organized by the Asian Karatedo Federation (AKF) under the supervision of World Karate Federation (WKF), the largest international governing body of sport karate with over 180 member countries. It is the only karate organization recognised by the International Olympic Committee and has more than fifty million members. The AKF organizes the Junior and Senior Asian Karatedo Championships in every two years in between the Olympic and Asian Games and participates in WKF World Karate Championships which its member Japan play as a powerhouse country when it comes to sport karate vying for world titles with counterpart opponents from the powerful nations such as France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain and Italy in many world championships.

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List of Top 3 Asian Achievers in 2008 WKF World Championships

Rank Event Gender Category Karateka Flag Country
Gold Medalist kumite male -80 kg Satoshi Ibuchi Japan  Japan
Gold Medalist kata female Individual Hoang Ngan Nguyen Vietnam  Vietnam
Gold Medalist kumite female -53 kg Natsuki Fujiwara Japan  Japan
Gold Medalist kumite female Open Y. Sato Japan  Japan
Silver Medalist kumite male -60 kg Darkhan Assadilov Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan
Bronze Medalist kumite male -65 kg T. Nihei Japan Japan  Japan
Bronze Medalist kumite male -75 kg K. Matsuhisa Japan  Japan


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