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) »

WKF Karate World Championships

The WKF Karate World Championships also known as the World Karate Championships; are the highest level of competition for Karate. The competition is held in a different Country every two years. The most recent events include Madrid in 2002; Monterrey in 2004; Tampere in 2006; Tokyo in 2008, and Belgrade in 2010. As a general rule of thumb world championships will be open to elite competitors from across the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport.


WKF-Karate world championships 2012 in Paris (Palais Omnisport Paris-Bercy)
WKF-Karate world championships 2012 in Paris (Palais Omnisport Paris-Bercy)


Year Host City Flag Country
1970 Tokyo Japan Japan
1972 Paris France France
1975 Long Beach, California United States United States
1977 Tokyo Japan Japan
1980 Madrid Spain Spain
1982 Taipei China Taiwan China Taiwan
1984 Maastricht   Netherlands
1986 Sydney Australia Australia
1988 Cairo   Egypt
1990 Mexico City Mexico Mexico
1992 Granada Spain Spain
1994 Kota Kinabalu   Malaysia
1996 Sun City   South Africa
1998 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil
2000 Munich Germany Germany
2002 Madrid Spain Spain
2004 Monterrey Mexico Mexico
2006 Tampere   Finland
2008 Tokyo Japan Japan
2010 Belgrade Serbia Serbia
2012 Paris France France
2014 Bremen Germany Germany
2016 Linz Austria Austria


Finals 21st World Karate Championships 2012 - Paris, France


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