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European Karate Championships

The European Karate Championships are organised by the European Karate Federation each year.[1]

Events from 1966 to 1996 were organized by the European Karate Union. In 1961, Jacques Delcourt was appointed President of French Karate, which was at that stage, an associated member of the Judo Federation. In 1963, he invited six other known European federations (Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Spain) to come to France for the first-ever international karate event. Great Britain and Belgium accepted the invitation.[2]

By 1965, the European Karate Union was created with Jacques Delcourt voted in as President.[3] The following year the first European Karate Championships were held in Paris. The event drew roughly three hundred spectators and was shown live on television. It drew criticism for being too violent as there were many facial injuries. The EKU council had differing opinions about the cause(s) of the injuries. With opinions ranging from excessive violations of rules to lack of conditioning and blocking skill, this problem was addressed in some part, at the first referee course held in Rome. At that time, the refereeing rules were harmonised using the JKA rules as a basis.[4]

List of tournaments

Edition Year Host City Country
1 1966 Paris 23x15px France
2 1967 London 23x15px United Kingdom
3 1968 Paris 23x15px France
4 1969 London 23x15px United Kingdom
5 1970 Hamburg 23x15px Germany
6 1971 Paris 23x15px France
7 1972 Brussels 23x15px Belgium
8 1973 Valencia 23x15px Spain
9 1974 London 23x15px United Kingdom
10 1975 Ostend 23x15px Belgium
11 1976 Tehran Template:Country data IRN
12 1977 Paris 23x15px France
13 1978 Geneva 23x16px  Switzerland
14 1979 Helsinki 23x15px Finland
15 1980 Barcelona 23x15px Spain
16 1981 Venice 23x15px Italy
17 1982 Gothenburg 23x15px Sweden
18 1983 Madrid 23x15px Spain
19 1984 Paris 23x15px France
20 1985 Oslo 23x15px Norway
21 1986 Madrid 23x15px Spain
22 1987 Glasgow 23x15px United Kingdom
23 1988 Genoa 23x15px Italy
24 1989 Titograd 23x15px Yugoslavia
25 1990 Vienna 23x15px Austria
26 1991 Hannover 23x15px Germany
27 1992 Den Bosch 23x15px Netherlands
28 1993 Prague 23x15px Czech Republic
29 1994 Birmingham 23x15px England
30 1995 Helsinki 23x15px Finland
31 1996 Paris 23x15px France
32 1997 Tenerife 23x15px Spain
33 1998 Belgrade 23x15px Yugoslavia
34 1999 Euboea 23x15px Greece
35 2000 Istanbul 23x15px Turkey
36 2001 Sofia 23x15px Bulgaria
37 2002 Tallinn 23x15px Estonia
38 2003 Bremen 23x15px Germany
39 2004 Moscow 23x15px Russia
40 2005 Tenerife 23x15px Spain
41 2006 Stavanger 23x15px Norway
42 2007 Bratislava 23x15px Slovakia
43 2008 Tallinn 23x15px Estonia
44 2009 Zagreb 23x15px Croatia
45 2010 Athens 23x15px Greece
46 2011 Zurich 23x16px  Switzerland
47 2012[5] Tenerife 23x15px Spain
48 2013 Budapest 23x15px Hungary
49 2014 Tampere 23x15px Finland
50 2015 Istanbul 23x15px Turkey

References

  1. ^ "Karate: Ancient pursuit in need of new face: Whitney Limbaugh reports from Birmingham, U.. on a sport's desire to upgrade their image.". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  2. ^ "WORLD KARATE FEDERATION - WKF History". Wkf-web.net. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Arriaza, Rafael. "Chapter 16: Karate". In Kordi, Ramin; Maffulli, Nicola; Wroble, Randall R. et al. Combat Sports Medicine. p. 288. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Black Belt". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "47th European Senior Karate Championships : MEDALS TABLE" (PDF). Rfek.es. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 

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