Release: WUKF Asia Continental Championships
18th to 20th January 2019
The World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKF) were present in Kolkata for the Asia Intercontinental Championships over 18th to 20th January, hosted by the Bengal Sports Karate Association (BSKA). The event attracted athletes and teams from across the Asia region. The event was held to develop WUKF in Asia and provide a platform for future expansion.
The following WUKF Officers were in attendance:
- Mr Liviu Crisan, President
- Mr Roberto Perri, General Secretary
- Mr Florin Bota, Director of Events
- Mr Radu Munteanu Jr, Councillor
- Mr Roy O’Kane, Public Relations Officer
- Mr Azad Kumar, WUKF World Chief Referee
The event also included free Technical Seminars for participants, instructed by Sensei Joszef Drosca from Federation of Romania WUKF Karate and Sensei Roy O’Kane from Kanzen Karate Scotland.
A WUKF Referee Seminar was also held and led by Mr Azad Kumar, featuring referees from several countries.
The WUKF Asia Congress was held with the election of a new committee of Rajat Chakraborty (President), Mahaguru Palaniapen (1st Vice President), Wijemanna L.R.S.K (2nd Vice President) and Muthusamy Ramathas (General Secretary).
Commenting at the end of the event, WUKF World President Liviu Crisan said: "It was a pleasure for WUKF to be in Kolkata for this competition. With the election of a new Continental Committee for Asia, we look forward to developing and enhancing WUKF across the continent."
WUKF Director of Events Florin Bota said: “The championships were a positive start to our development in the Asia Region. We are already looking at future events to ensure our members have access to high level competition."