European Karate Federation

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European Karate Federation
Founded 1963
Place of foundation Paris
president Antonio Espinos
societies 53 regional associations
Association headquarters Madrid SpainSpainSpain 

The European Karate Federation (EKF) is a European karate umbrella organization whose headquarters are in Madrid . The president is the Spaniard Antonio Espinos, who also heads the world association WKF.

It was founded on December 15, 1963 as the European Karate Union (EKU) at the 1st European Karate Congress in Paris. The first president was the French Jacques Delcourt , his vice-president the German Otto Brief. In 1993 the association was renamed EKF - at the same time as the merger of the WUKO and ITKF associations to form the WKF world association .

The purpose is to promote karate. This includes creating uniform karate rules throughout Europe and organizing and holding European championships for young people (14-16 years), juniors (16-18 years) and adults. This has been happening annually since 1966.

List of the EKU (1966–1992) and EKF (from 1993) European karate championships

EKF European Championship 2011 in Zurich Kumite competition
EKF European Championship 2011 in Zurich Kata competition
year venue country
2019 Guadalajara SpainSpain Spain
2018 Novi Sad SerbiaSerbia Serbia
2017 Istanbul TurkeyTurkey Turkey
2016 Montpellier FranceFrance France
2015 Istanbul TurkeyTurkey Turkey
2014 Tampere FinlandFinland Finland
2013 Budapest HungaryHungary Hungary
2012 Tenerife SpainSpain Spain
2011 Zurich SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
2010 Athens GreeceGreece Greece
2009 Zagreb CroatiaCroatia Croatia
2008 Tallinn EstoniaEstonia Estonia
2007 Bratislava SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia
2006 Stavanger NorwayNorway Norway
2005 Tenerife SpainSpain Spain
2004 Moscow RussiaRussia Russia
2003 Bremen GermanyGermany Germany
2002 Tallinn EstoniaEstonia Estonia
2001 Sofia BulgariaBulgaria Bulgaria
2000 Istanbul TurkeyTurkey Turkey
1999 Euboea GreeceGreece Greece
1998 Belgrade SerbiaSerbia Serbia
1997 Tenerife SpainSpain Spain
1996 Paris FranceFrance France
1995 Helsinki FinlandFinland Finland
1994 Birmingham EnglandEngland England
1993 Prague Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
1992 's-Hertogenbosch NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands
1991 Hanover GermanyGermany Germany
1990 Vienna AustraliaAustralia Australia
1989 Titograd Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Yugoslavia
1988 Genoa ItalyItaly Italy
1987 Glasgow ScotlandScotland Scotland
1986 Madrid SpainSpain Spain
1985 Oslo NorwayNorway Norway
1984 Paris FranceFrance France
1983 Madrid SpainSpain Spain
1982 Belgrade Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Yugoslavia
1981 Manchester EnglandEngland England
1980 Malmo SwedenSweden Sweden
1979 Helsinki FinlandFinland Finland
1978 Geneva SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
1977 Paris FranceFrance France
1976 Tehran IranIran Iran
1975 East End BelgiumBelgium Belgium
1974 London EnglandEngland England
1973 Valencia SpainSpain Spain
1972 Brussels BelgiumBelgium Belgium
1971 Paris FranceFrance France
1970 Hamburg GermanyGermany Germany
1969 London EnglandEngland England
1968 Paris FranceFrance France
1967 London EnglandEngland England
1966 Paris FranceFrance France

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ European Karate Federation: Countries Members , accessed on February 13, 2016.
  2. EKF Executive Committee , accessed on February 13, 2016.
  3. ^ WKF Executive Committee , accessed February 13, 2016.
  4. German Karate Association: 1963: Karate is spreading , accessed on February 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Deutscher Karate Verband: Sport-political opportunities and crises , accessed on February 13, 2016.
  6. accessed March 25, 2016
  7. Swiss Karate Federation: European Karate Federation sets title fights , accessed February 13, 2016.