European Karate Championships

The European Karate Championships are organised by the European Karate Federation each year.[1]

European Karate Championships
Competition details
Discipline Karate
Type kumite and kata, biennial
Organiser European Karate Federation (EKF)
History
First edition 1966 in Paris, France
Final edition 2018 in Novi Sad, Serbia

HistoryEdit

Events from 1966 to 1996 were organized by the European Karate Union. In 1961, Jacques Delcourt was appointed President of French Karate, which was at that stage, an associated member of the Judo Federation. In 1963, he invited six other known European federations (Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Spain) to come to France for the first-ever international karate event. Great Britain and Belgium accepted the invitation.[2]

By 1965, the European Karate Union was created with Jacques Delcourt voted in as President.[3] The following year the first European Karate Championships were held in Paris. The event drew roughly three hundred spectators and was shown live on television. It drew criticism for being too violent as there were many facial injuries. The EKU council had differing opinions about the cause(s) of the injuries. With opinions ranging from excessive violations of rules to lack of conditioning and blocking skill, this problem was addressed in some part, at the first referee course held in Rome. At that time, the refereeing rules were harmonised using the JKA rules as a basis.[4]

ChampionshipsEdit

EKU (1966–1992) / EKF (from 1993)

No. Year Edition Host country Host city Events
1 1966 Paris   France
2 1967 London   United Kingdom
3 1968 Paris   France
4 1969 London   United Kingdom
5 1970 Hamburg   Germany
6 1971 Paris   France
7 1972 Brussels   Belgium
8 1973 Valencia   Spain
9 1974 London   United Kingdom
10 1975 Ostend   Belgium
11 1976 Tehran   Iran
12 1977 Paris   France
13 1978 Geneva    Switzerland
14 1979 Helsinki   Finland
15 1980 Barcelona   Spain
16 1981 Venice   Italy
17 1982 Gothenburg   Sweden
18 1983 Madrid   Spain
19 1984 Paris   France
20 1985 Oslo   Norway
21 1986 Madrid   Spain
22 1987 Glasgow   United Kingdom
23 1988 Genoa   Italy
24 1989 Titograd   Yugoslavia
25 1990 Vienna   Austria
26 1991 Hannover   Germany
27 1992 Den Bosch   Netherlands
28 1993 Prague   Czech Republic
29 1994 Birmingham   England
30 1995 Helsinki   Finland
No. Year Edition Host country Host city Events
31 1996 Paris   France
32 1997 Tenerife   Spain
33 1998 Belgrade   Yugoslavia
34 1999 Euboea   Greece
35 2000 Istanbul   Turkey
36 2001 Sofia   Bulgaria
37 2002 Tallinn   Estonia
38 2003 Bremen   Germany
39 2004 Moscow   Russia
40 2005 Tenerife   Spain
41 2006 Stavanger   Norway
42 2007 Bratislava   Slovakia
43 2008 Tallinn   Estonia
44 2009 Zagreb   Croatia
45 2010 Athens   Greece
46 2011 Zurich    Switzerland
47 2012[5] Tenerife   Spain
48 2013 Budapest   Hungary
49 2014 Tampere   Finland
50 2015 Istanbul   Turkey
51 2016 Montpellier   France
52 2017 Kocaeli   Turkey
53 2018 Novi Sad   Serbia
54 2019 Guadalajara   Spain
55 2020 Baku   Azerbaijan Cancelled Cancelled
56 2021 Poreč   Croatia
57 2022   Turkey
58 2023   Russia
59 2024 Split   Croatia
60 2025 Baku   Azerbaijan

All-time medal table (1992-2019)Edit

The following reflects the all-time medal counts as of the 2019 European Karate Championships:

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0
  France 0 0 0 0
  Germany 0 0 0 0
  Great Britain 0 0 0 0
  Italy 0 0 0 0
  Kosovo 0 0 0 0
  Montenegro 0 0 0 0
  Netherlands 0 0 0 0
  Slovenia 0 0 0 0
  Spain 0 0 0 0
  Turkey 0 0 0 0
Totals (11 nations) 0 0 0 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Karate: Ancient pursuit in need of new face: Whitney Limbaugh reports from Birmingham, U.. on a sport's desire to upgrade their image". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  2. ^ "WORLD KARATE FEDERATION - WKF History". Wkf-web.net. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  3. ^ Arriaza, Rafael (March 2009). "Chapter 16: Karate". In Kordi, Ramin; Maffulli, Nicola; Wroble, Randall R.; et al. (eds.). Combat Sports Medicine. p. 288. ISBN 9781848003545. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Black Belt". August 1966. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  5. ^ "47th European Senior Karate Championships : MEDALS TABLE" (PDF). Rfek.es. Retrieved 7 January 2015.

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