WUKF World President Liviu Crisan and Referee Commission President Sever Cucu visited Bratislava last weekend in advance of the 8th WUKF World Championships for All Ages and 1st WUKF World Championships in Kobudo.
Host organiser Daniel Baran from the Slovak Federation of Karate and Martial Arts joined the WUKF delegation in meetings with:
Deputy Prime Minister - Mr Richard Rasi
Mayor of Bratislava - Mr Matus Vallo
Chairman of Bratislava Region - Mr Jurag Droba
This was followed by visits to the Arena, Official Hotels and interviews with national media outlets. WUKF Official, Marcel Beldean, also conducted table official training with members of the Slovak Federation.
The meetings were very positive as Bratislava looks forward to hosting the biggest event in WUKF history.
WUKF World President, Mr Liviu Crisan said: "It was a pleasure to visit Bratislava and see at first hand, the preparations for June. These championships will be another milestone for WUKF as we celebrate our history and our future.
"Our team in Slovakia are hard at work to deliver a fantastic showcase to demonstrate WUKF Karate and Kobudo at its very best. I look forward to welcoming athletes from across the globe for the biggest event in our history."
Commenting on the visit, Mr Daniel Baran said: "Our team at the Slovak Federation of Karate and Martial Arts are working incredibly hard to make the 8th WUKF World Karate Championships & 1st World Championships in Kobudo a success.
"Preparations will continue over the coming months and we look forward to welcoming the WUKF family from every part of the world to Bratislava in June."
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