THE WKF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

The WKF World Championships in Bremen from November 5 to 9, 2014 will be the highlight of the worldwide Karate scene for 16 World Champion titles.

The World Katate Federation’s World Championships stand out as the highlight of the worldwide Karate scene. From November 5 to 9, 2014, the world’s best will compete in Bremen for 16 World Champion titles.

This is the second time (after Munich in 2000) the World Championships take place in Germany, and also the second international Karate tournament after the 2003 European Championships to be hosted in Bremen.

BY NOVEMBER 9, 2014, NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS WILL HAVE BEEN CROWNED IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

Kata (fixed practice)

  • best woman
  • best man
  • best female team
  • best male team

Kumite (free fight)

  • best woman (in weight classes up to 50 / 55 / 61 / 68 and over 68 kg)
  • best man (in weight classes up to 60 / 67 / 75 / 84 and over 84 kg)
  • best female team
  • best male team

BREMEN – TRADITIONALLY COSMOPOLITAN

Bremen can look back on nearly 2,000 years of history. A hanseatic city for over 750 years, world trade has shaped life in the maritime metropolis by the Weser river – and its virtues: Open-mindedness, tolerance, enterpreneurial spirit and a relaxed fusion of dynamism and tradition. In short: an outstandingly well-suited place for successful Karate World Championships!

ÖVB-Arena, the venue, provides room for up to 14.000 guests and hosts its second big Karate event after the 2003 European Championships. The modern buiding with its distinctive architecture is conveniently located next to the central station and only 15 minutes from the airport. Right in the heart of the city, many hotels are only a short walk away – and so are the „Bürgerpark“, one of Germany’s biggest urban parks, and the famous old town.

Experience Karate at close range and use the times between the contests to stroll among World Heritage and, beyond the famous sights, discover some of the countless treasures hidden in Bremen.

By the way – did you know that Bremen is the cradle of the European chocolate industry?