Live broadcast of the 48th European Senior Karate Championships in Budapest

The 48th European Senior Karate Championships will take place in Budapest from 9-12 May and will be broadcast live in the WKF YouTube channel in those countries where TV broadcast is not available.

The live video streaming will be displayed at the homepage of the WKF YouTube channel. The actual video event will not be visible until a few minutes before the Championships start, so don’t panic if you see nothing during the days/hours before the actual event.

The event will also be featured in the YouTube Live page.

The schedule and timings of the YouTube Live Event in the WKF YouTube channel will be as follows:

  • Saturday 11th May 2013, 12.00-13.30 (local time, GMT+2)
  • Saturday 11th May 2013, 18.00-19.30 (local time, GMT+2)
  • Sunday 12th May 2013, 12.00-13.30 (local time, GMT+2)

You can see the complete schedule of the competition at karate2013budapest.com.

The 48th European Senior Karate Championships will be broadcast live in the WKF YouTube channel in those countries where TV broadcast is not available. So, countries with TV broadcast will not be able to view the YouTube live streaming. The list of TVs offering the broadcast is:

  • The Fight network Canada
  • Band Sports Brazil
  • Combat Channel Russia
  • C+ Spain
  • Kombat Sport France
  • Al-Jazeera USA
  • Al-Jazeera MENA
  • Sport Klub Hungary
  • France TV overseas

If you live in a country without coverage from any of the TVs listed above, then you will be able to watch the 48th European Senior Karate Championships live in the WKF Youtube channel.

During the Championships, we will be tweeting on the WKFKarateChamps Twitter account; uploading videos on the WKF YouTube channel with backstage scenes, interviews to karatekas, etc; and posting articles on this same blog with a summary of the each day of competition. So stay tuned!

Final Male Kumite -75kg. Luigi Busa vs Rafael Aghayev. World Karate Championships 2012

Luigi Busa of Italy and Rafael Aghayev of Azerbaijan confronted each other in the Final Male Karate Kumite -75 Kg of the World Karate Championships 2012 that took place in Paris.

As opposed to the 2010 Final, this time Luigi Busa outperformed Rafael Aghayev and he became World Karate Champion in the category Male Kumite -75kg. You can watch the match right below, interviews to both Luigi Busa and Rafael Aghayev, as well as the 2010 Final. Enjoy.

Final Male Kumite -60Kg. Amir Mehdizadeh vs Douglas Santos. World Karate Championships 2012

Amir Mehdizadeh of Iran vs Douglas Santos of Brazil confronted each other in the Final Male Karate Kumite -60 Kg of the World Karate Championships 2012 that took place in Paris.

Amir Mehdizadeh outperformed Douglas Santos and he became World Karate Champion in the category Male Kumite -60kg. You can watch the match right below plus the interviews to both Amir Mehdizadeh and Douglas Santos right after the match. Enjoy.

Hong Li vs Alexandra Recchia. Final Female Kumite -50 Kg. World Karate Championships 2012

Hong Li of China and Alexandra Recchia of France confronted each other in the Final Female Karate Kumite -50 Kg of the World Karate Championships 2012 that took place in Paris.

Alexandra Recchia outperformed Hong Li and she became World Karate Champion in the category Female Kumite -50kg. You can watch the match right below plus the interviews to both Alexandra Recchia and Hong Li right after the match. Enjoy.

Week summary – Bronze Male Kumite +84kg & Bronze Female Kumite -55kg – 21st WKF World Karate Championships 2012

Dear karate lovers,

we present you the videos uploaded to the WKF YouTube channel during this week. The videos correspond to the Bronze Male Kumite +84kg and Bronze Female Kumite -55kg combats of the 21st WKF World Karate Championships 2012.

In the category of Bronze Female Kumite -55kg, we have Miki Kobayashi of Japan vs Sabina Zakharova of Kazakhstan, and Yassmin Attia of Egypt vs Nisha Alagasan of Malaysia.

In the category of Bronze Male Kumite +84kg, we have Khalid Khalidov of Kazakhstan vs Admir Zukan of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Stefano Maniscalco of Italy vs Zabiollah Poorshab of Iran.

Enjoy.

Week summary Bronze kumite 21st WKF World Karate Championships 2012

Dear karate lovers,

we present you the videos uploaded to the WKF YouTube channel during this week. The videos correspond to the Bronze Male Kumite -60kg and Bronze Female Kumite +68kg combats of the 21st WKF World Karate Championships 2012. Enjoy.

Send us YOUR questions for Rika Usami, World Karate Kata Champion

After the excitement of the World Karate Championships in Paris, we are back with our series of interviews to the best of the best. Next in line is Rika Usami, World Karate Kata Champion. As in previous occasions, we will not interview Rika, YOU will be interviewing her.

So send us your questions for Rika Usami. You can do this in two different ways:

  1. Leaving a comment at the end of this post and specifying “Question for Rika Usami”
  2. Writing a tweet with the hashtag #WKFRikaUsami

Once we receive all questions, at the WKF we´ll perform a selection of 10 to 12 questions. This is your chance to interview a World Champion. And hurry, send us your questions before Monday 31st December!

Mándanos TUS preguntas para Rika Usami, Campeona del Mundo de Karate Kata

Tras los Campeonatos del Mundo de Karate de París, vamos a seguir con nuestra serie de entrevistas a karatekas de primer nivel. La próxima en la lista es Rika Usami, recientemente coronada Campeona del Mundo de Karate Kata. Pero no la vamos a entrevistar nosotros, la vas a entrevistar TÚ.

Así que mándanos tus preguntas para Rika Usami. Lo puedes hacer de dos maneras:

  1. Dejando un comentario al final de este artículo y poniendo “Pregunta para Rika Usami”
  2. Poniendo en Twitter un tuit con el hashtag #WKFRikaUsami

Una vez recibidas todas las preguntas, en la WKF haremos una selección de 10-12 preguntas. Esta es tu oportunidad de entrevistar a toda una Campeona del Mundo. ¡Date prisa, tienes hasta el lunes 31 Diciembre para enviarnos las preguntas!

Top 5 interviews of the 2012 World Karate Championships

Hello karate lovers!

during the 2012 World Karate Championships, we performed quite a few interviews to some of the very best karatekas in the world. We have selected those that have received the most views so far. So here goes our top 5 interviews of the World Karate Championships 2012:

No. 1 with 8,050 views – Luigi Busa

No. 2 with 6,604 views – Rafael Aghayev and Shahin Atamov

No. 3 with 5,088 views – Antonio Díaz

No. 4 with 3,401 views – Female Team Kata Spain

No. 5 with 2,813 views – Jelena Kovacevic

Top 5 videos of the World Karate Championships 2012

Hello karate lovers!

only 5 days after the World Karate Championships ended and we are already missing them. Well, in order to mitigate that feeling a little bit, out of the 114 videos we uploaded during the Championships, we have selected those that have received the most views so far. So here goes our top 5 videos of the World Karate Championships 2012:

No. 1 with 33,045 views

No. 2 with 12,732 views

No. 3 with 8,611 views

No. 4 with 8,053 views

No. 5 with 7,697 views