Official Invitation

Official Invitation

Dear Presidents, Country Representatives, Branch Chiefs, National Coaches!

On behalf of EC Organizing committee we are very honoured to invite you to the EUROPEAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP- 2018 for U16, U21 and Adult Open 

The EUROPEAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP will take place on 23-24 November 2018, Friday and Saturday, in the city of Budapest, Hungary.

On Sunday, 25 November, we will also organize the kumite seminar with European and World Champion-coaches. This seminar is open to all organizations and allows international participation.

CATEGORIES OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS:

MEN
ADULTS: OPEN WEIGHT CATEGORY
U21: -65, 65-70, 70-75, 75-80, 80-85, 85-90, +90, Kata
U16: -50, 50-55, 55-60, 60-65, 65-70, 70-75, +75, Kata
WOMEN
ADULTS: OPEN WEIGHT CATEGORY
U21: -50, 50-55, 55-60, 60-65, +65, Kata
U16: -50, 50-55, 55-60, 60-65, +65, Kata
TEST TEAM-KATA
ADULTS: 3 - 4 member / team of mixed teams

AGE LIMITS FOR U16, U21 AND ADULTS

Definition of a Cadet: a competitor is considered as a cadet from: 1st of January in the year he/she will be 15 years old to the 1st of January in the year he/she will be 17 years old (practically born in 2002 - 2003).
Definition of a Youth U-21: a competitor is considered as a Youth U-21 from the date of birth he/she will be 18 years old to the 1st of Januaryin the year he/she will be 22 years old (practically born between 01/01/1997 – 23/11/2000)
Definition of an open adults category: a competitor is considered as adults open from the date of birth he/she will be 18 years old or over.
Definition of Test Team-Kata category: a competitor is considered as member of Test Team Kata from the date of birth he/she will be 18 years old or over. A team can contain 3 members + an additional 4th member where for each bout 3 members will be joining the kata. The team can contain male and female members and it is not necessary to include at least one member from each gender. (It doesn't have to be a mixed team, but it can be.)

Limit is 2 participants per country in each category, country organizer has one extra participant in each category. Additionally in open category also can participate all the medal winners of EKO and WKO Adults Championships in weight and open categories. All World and European adult championships medal winners can’t participate in the U21 championship. Participant, who take part in the U21 championship, can’t to participate in the Adult open weight championship on the next day.