2017 X WKF Junior, Cadet &U21 Championships

World 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.

Antonio Espinós WKF President 

Link to go towards the site of the world championship WKF to Tenerife:

2017 X WKF Junior, Cadet &U21 Championships, October 25-29 ...

Entrance Tickets and international Airports

Las Mercedes Street 38108 San Cristóbal de La Laguna Santa Cruz de Tenerife 



Prices for entrance tickets:

Entire competition - Five days: 25€

Weekend package – Saturday / Sunday: 15€

Contact for ticket sale: federacion@fckarate.net 



Tenerife Airports:
Los Rodeos Airport, North Tenerife – TFN

Reina Sofía Airport, South Tenerife - TFS

It is 62 km away from Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

It is about 13km away from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. (This Airport is the closet to Santa Cruz de


From any of them you can take a taxi or rent a car. There are also buses lines connected to several cities on the island and vice versa





Iberostar® Grand Mencey - iberostar.com‎

It is the official HQ for Officials, Judges and Teams.

The hotel is situated at 7,9 Km from the SPORTS HALL SANTIAGO MARTIN

This is a five-star city hotel situated in a quiet

residential area in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, close to the main city sights. Most of the attractions the joyful capital of the islan 

All the rooms and suites at the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey evoke the glamorous atmosphere of the 50s and feature modern amenities in a five-star accommodation in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Elegance and relaxation in a unique environment. 




La Laguna Gran Hotel (Espagne La Laguna) - Booking.com

The hotel is located in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, declared city World Heritage Site by Unesco. In a stately canarian house, built 1n 1776, in full historic center of the city. 

The hotel is situated at 5,6 Km from the SPORTS HALL SANTIAGO MARTIN 






Atlantida Santa Cruz - 4* luxury & excellent facilities - h-rez.com‎

The Silken Atlántida, located in the new commercial and financial quarters of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the largest of the Canary Islands, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Santa Cruz is an ideal city for strolling and shopping, discovering and appreciating the cuisine of the island and enjoying the best cultural events.

The hotel is situated at 7,1 Km from the SPORTS HALL SANTIAGO MARTIN 

The rooms are spacious, light and decorated in a modern style. They all have a massage shower, selection of amenities, safe deposit box, free Wi-Fi connection, digital TV, double or Queen size beds. In addition, the Silken Club floor has an separate hall with free Wi-Fi Internet connection, 24 hour coffee self-service bar, tea, milk, fruit and fresh bakery goods as well as daily newspapers, shoe polishing and a selection of pillows. A unique product in Tenerife. 

Accommodation for another's hôtel for this WKF competition