Northern Ireland Karate supports WKF Olympic campaign


Sensei Brunton, on behalf of Northern Ireland karate, met World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinos during the 51st European championships.

Sensei Brunton added his support to the WKF campaign for Karate to be included into the Olympics.

Mr Espinos & Sensei Brunton

Mr Espinos & Sensei Brunton


Mr Espinos addressed the European Karate family;


“We are in the last steps in our long way to reach a milestone in Karate history. Our destiny is to be Olympic sport and we have been working very hard and for many years for this moment,” Mr. Espinós said. “We are hopeful and we can look our future with optimism about our inclusion in the Olympic programme for Tokyo”

President Espinós reviewed the current situation and the latest developments in the process for Karate to be included for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad to be celebrated in Tokyo in 2020.


You can find out more about the campaign at the WKF Website