Date Created: 2016-08-04 11:36:46

WKF President Antonio Espinos: We have the vocation to be an Olympic Sport   

WKF President Antonio Espinos expressed the joy of millions of Karatekas around the 

world after the decision of the IOC Session to include Karate in the programme of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

Who could have believed that when we had our first World Championships in 1970 in Nippon Budokan, that 50 years later we would come back to Nippon Budokan for Olympic Games,declared WKF President Antonio Espinos in the media briefing after the decision. 

We would like to thank the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because without them it would have been impossible for us to be here. And many thanks to IOC President Thomas Bach because we are only here for his Olympic Agenda. We will work as much as we can since we have the vocation to be Olympic sport, added the head of the World Karate Federation. 

We are convinced that we will give added value to the Olympic Games Mr. Espinos said. 

The official Media briefing after the day of the IOC Session gathered IOC Spokesman Mark Adams IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell and the five presidents of the new sports for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

The five presidents present here not only represent their international federations and their sport but millions of athletes. These athletes can now strive to become Olympic athletes. Millions of athletes are already thinking of what it means to them to participate in Olympic Games, declared IOC Sport Director Kit McConnell. 

The 129th Session of the International Olympic Committee being held in Rio de Janeiro unanimously resolved to add Karate as new sport to the big sport event to be held in four years in the Japanese capital. The decision represents a historic moment for Karate, and the culmination of years of hard work by the WKF. 

Thousands of Karate fans around the world have taken Social Media to express their glee for the momentous event in Rio de Janeiro

Date Created: 2016-07-07 12:02:20

Analysing your Coaching Friday 2nd  September 2016 Edinburgh 

How to Coach Disabled People in Sport Friday 9th September 2016 Glasgow 

Safeguard & Protecting Children 1  Friday 7th October 2016 Glasgow


Date Created: 2016-07-07 11:34:59


The SKGB Board of Directors have agreed the need for one additional Kumite Coach to be added to their Sports team.

Applications for the position must be received by close of Business on Friday 19th August 2016.

Click on PDF doc for details.


Date Created: 2016-04-13 10:13:55

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited will be held at the Dakota Hotel, 1-3 Parklands  Avenue, Eurocentral Business Park, Motherwell, Near Glasgow, ML1 4WQ at 7.30pm on Friday 20th May 2016.

Nominations are required for the following Board positions.

1. Vice Chairperson.

2. Director of Sport.

Nominations for the positions should be e-mailed or posted to the SKGB office to be received no later than close of business on Friday 22nd April 2016.

Date Created: 2016-04-05 12:43:37

Attached a brief report of our active schools karate grading that was held on Saturday 2nd April 2016
Approx 800 kids form 60 schools in Fife
Many thanks again to everyone for supporting this programme and helping to make it possible

Date Created: 2016-03-17 10:35:58

Happy international womens day from the SKGB.
Our womens coaching week this week has had a great start
brilliant to see so many taking part.
If your club hasn't already taken part, there is still plenty time
so please do get involved. Keep it up and enjoy the week.

Chloe MacLean
SKGB Director Looking after women and girls interests 

Date Created: 2016-03-02 11:04:15

Celebrate International Womens Day by learning from your clubs top women!

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