WUKF Professional: The WUKF 4 Gala - Dublin, Ireland 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021

The WUKF 4 Gala will bring together some of the best athletes for an exciting evening of Full Contact Karate and exceptional Kata performances.

The main event will feature the legend that is Christophe Pinna coming out of retirement to battle Daniele Spremberg, elite athlete and European Champion from Italy.

The event will hosted online via InPlayer, the world’s leading pay-per-view streaming service.

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MAJOR NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT 2021: WUKF World Karate Championships
Thursday, December 17, 2020

2021 WUKF World Karate Championships

The World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKF) is delighted to announce the 9th WUKF World Karate Championships for All Ages will be held in the City of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) over 23rd to 26th September 2021.

The championships will be held in the "Horia Demian" Sports Hall. The latest WUKF event is the biggest in the world with thousands of athletes, spectators, coach and officials set to experience the warm hospitality and friendship that Cluj-Napoca has to offer.

WUKF World President, Dr Liviu Crisan said:

“It is an honour to welcome the WUKF family back to Cluj-Napoca once again for this major event. This year has been difficult for the entire Karate community and we hope this event will bring hope and optimism. We await you all.”

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Royal Society of Arts Fellowship
Monday, August 03, 2020

Congratulation to our Public Relations Officer, Mr Roy O’Kane, who has been honoured by becoming a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

Roy joins around 29,000 fellows globally including notable fellows such as Dame Judi Dench, Bob Dylan and Tim Berners-Lee; former fellows of the RSA include Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Charles Dickens and Benjamin Franklin.

Founded in 1754, the RSA aims to promote creativity across the industry and develop collaborative networks to formulate innovative new ideas and help society flourish.

Roy has dedicated 25 years to Karate and promotion of its values and he organised the 2018 WUKF World Karate Championships in Scotland.

Fellows of the Royal Society (FRSA) are elected by a panel of existing fellows who consider the nominee’s merits, creativity and alignment with the society’s ambitions.

The FRSA is an award granted to people who have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development. It recognises the contributions of individuals from across the world who have made significant contributions relating to the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.

Member Activity: Slovak Federation of Karate & Martial Arts
Friday, July 31, 2020

The Slovak Federation of Karate & Martial Arts have been developing their Karate further by organising a series of online sessions with renowned Master Tsuguo Sakumoto from Okinawa.

Sakumoto Sensei is a multiple times world champion and has consistently produced top level athletes and next generation champions through his training. He is the leading instructor of the Ryuei-Ryu style and has been training for over 60 years.

The sessions have taken place online and ensured that Slovakian athletes have been able to access top level tuition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sakumoto Sensei praised the international cooperation and the standards within the Slovak Federation of Karate & Martial Arts.

WUKF Online courses in the Arabian area
Sunday, July 19, 2020

WUKF in the Arabian area has been very busy during the lockdown period, making use of online technology to facilitate development. We have the pleasure to announce that we organised a fantastic course with Sensei Jo Mirza, the WUKF Vice president.

The course was about the technical side of kata. The meeting had 100 participants from 12 countries. The aim of this activity in the Arab area is to increase the level of knowledge amongst different karate groups in the region. WUKF is very strong in this region with future activities in the planning.

The participants and the organisers would like to thank Dr. Liviu Crisan and Sensei Roberto Perri for their support.

Prof. Essam Shreif
Deputy of the Wukf President in Africa & Arab countries