EKF Executive Committee reviews situation of Karate in Europe

The Executive Committee of the European Karate Federation met via videoconference yesterday to discuss the roadmap and the current state of the martial art in the continent, and to analyze the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the sport.

The meeting was attended by all the members of EKF’s decision-making body who participated in the gathering remotely.

The guidelines to organize Karate events amid the coronavirus pandemic which were distributed by the World Karate Federation and its implementation in EKF activities, as well as the celebration of the first Karate tournaments in European countries after the lock-down were discussed.

While the positive progress of the upcoming EKF tournaments was confirmed – namely the EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships to be held in Tampere (Finland) in February 2021 and the EKF Senior Championships scheduled to take place in Gothenburg (Sweden) in May 2021 – the EKF Executive Committee was briefed on the next edition of the European Games in Poland in 2023.

European Karate’s governing body also decided to endorse the participation of the sport in the 2021 EUSA Games scheduled for July 2021 in Belgrade (Serbia).

Source: www.wkf.net

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