Sharm El-Sheikh Open becomes the first Premier League event in Africa
The first Premier League event in Africa has been expected since a long time by the whole continent and represents an important step for African karate. This first open will be hosted in Egypt, one of the leading countries of the last World Senior Championships. It will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh on February 28 & March 1, a few weeks before the European Senior Championships in Istanbul (19-22 March). It thus promises a good participation as it will represent a major event for European national teams that will take part some weeks later in Istanbul (Turkey).
Brazil will also host the first Premier League event of the PanAmerican Federation in Sao Paolo next July, and will participate, as well as Egypt, in the widening of the Premier League series to other countries and continents.
After 2 successful editions of the Jakarta Premier League, this year it will not take part of the Premier League season due to the organization of the World Cadet, Junior & Under 21 Championships that will be held in the same city in November 2015.
The WKF Premier League
The WKF Karate1 Premier League (WPL) is the prime league event in the world of Karate. It is a series of world class Karate competitions organised by the World Karate Federation. Its aim is to bring together the best Karate competitors in the world in a series of open championships of unprecedented scale and quality. In addition to the World Championships, which are biennial events, the WPL provide a platform for staging world Karate events on a regular basis.
Premier League 2015 Calendar
January 24 – 25 Paris (France) February 14 – 15 Almere (Netherlands)
28 – 1 March Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) March 30 – 31 Sao Paolo (Brazil)
September 5 – 6 Istanbul (Turkey) 26 – 27 Hanau (Germany)
October 17 – 18 Salzburg (Austria) November 28 – 29 Okinawa (Japan)
The World Karate Federation is a permanent organization governing all styles of karate and is composed by 188 national karate federations affiliated at a worldwide level.
Recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Member of SportAccord and of the International World Games Association (IWGA)
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