Guideline and measures aimed to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

The WKO Japan Region drew up a guideline for the management of Full Contact Karate dojos with measures aimed to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, based on the content discussed at the series of meetings held between the Japanese government and related experts. The original draft made on May 2 was tested internally, and after an exchange of ideas, the document was updated on May 9.

Muzaffer Bacak is approved as Branch Chief of Turkey

Muzaffer Bacak, who has had a glorious competition career, highlighted by his 2nd place at the 7th World Open Karate Championship, was approved as Branch Chief of Turkey, making it the 102nd country and area for WKO.

The postponement of the 7th World Karate Championship in Weight Categories (to 2022)

The 1-year postponement of the 7WC in Weight Categories, originally scheduled for June 2021 in Poland, has been officially decided. The new date will be set between April and June of 2022. There is no change in the host country. This postponement is related to the leading role played by WKO in WFKO, and the postponement of the 1st WFKO World Championship (originally scheduled for May 2020) due to the coronavirus problem that has spread across the world.

The 1st WFKO Africa Selection Tournament

Date: February 15, 2020
Venue: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa
Organizer/Host: WFKO Africa Region Board Member Shihan Isaac Mashinini and African Fullcontact Karate Organization (AFKO)

The newly launched African Fullcontact Karate Organization (AFKO), under the leadership and guidance of WFKO Africa Region Board Member Shihan Isaac Mashinini, hosted a very successful Africa region selection tournament for the 1st WFKO World Championship.

KP U-21 Games Full Contact Karate Championship 2020 in Peshawar

Date: 8th March 2020
Place: Sports Complex Peshawar, Pakistan
Organizer: WKO Pakistan (Branch Chief Sahibzada Al Hadi)

Pakistan branch (Branch Chief Sahibzada Al Hadi) held the KP U-21 Games, an inter-regional Full Contact karate tournament, on 8th March in Peshawar, under the supervision of Sports Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.