Championships 2017 X WKF Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships, October 25-29, Santa Cruz De Tenerife (Spain)
The World Cadet, Junior and Sub21 Championships is the benchmark event for our youngest karatekas,
being the way to participate at the Senior Championships, and in our long-awaited Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
With these words I want to recognize the excellent work developed by the World Karate Federation and
the work towards the worldwide karate of its President, Mr. Antonio Espinós. There are many competitors, technician, amateurs and relatives who will attend this important event, and without any doubt, Spain is ready to welcome it.
The experience and professionalism that our country has demonstrated in the celebration of World Championships in these categories and specially in Senior, they are the best guarantee to ensure the success of this great event.
Now, it is the city of Santa Cruz of Tenerife which receives the next World Cadet, Junior and Sub21 Championships, that it will the second time for Spain. The excellent features of the island of Tenerife, its people, gastronomy,
climate, beaches etc... with the great work and effort of the Canarian Karate Federation and, notably of its President, Mr. José Pérez, and the unconditional support of the governmental institutions, which will make, without a doubt, one of the
best event celebrated to date.
Finally, I would like to wish luck to all the competitors and technicians that will participate in these World Championships, as well as to invite all the karatekas, friends and relatives,
to come to this magnificent championship, enjoy karate and our country, I welcome you all.
Without further ado, I hope to see you all in this beautiful city, enjoying the best national and international karate,
and life all the aspects of these Championships deserves. Best regards,
Antonio Moreno Marqueño
President Spanish Karate Federation
These Junior, Cadet and U21 World Championships in Tenerife will be the first world event of the WKF after the decision
of the International Olympic Committee of including Karate in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many of the participants in Tenerife may also be present in Buenos Aires, and this is one of the reasons we are expecting to break all former
participation figures, with a massive presence of all the five Continents in this beautiful Spanish Island.
Tenerife has already hosted many first level international Karate events, including for example two European
Senior Championships, and the local organization team, together with the Royal Spanish Karate Federation, offer all the guarantees necessary for assuring a high quality World Championships. The 2017 event duration has been extended to five days, as the participation
along the last editions has been constantly increasing, proving the interest that Karate raises among youngsters.
I wish you
all a pleasant stay in Tenerife all an enjoyable World Championships.