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The History of Karate in FISU

France always wishes to be a pioneer. It was its university sports association, FFSU, which staged the first archery WUC in 1996. In 1998, the FFSU came forward with the organisation of the first World University Karate Championship. Several considerations prompted FFSU to stage this championship. Firstly, this sport has always had sheer popularity in France, with its more than 200,000 licensed adherents. Secondly, it was out of consideration for France's best karate record-holders. And finally, FFSU received the absolute backing of the French Karate Federation, with which it has excellent relations. So, with an elaborate organisation, France welcomed 238 athletes from 31 countries. This first World University Karate Championship had a tremendous success, both in terms of number of participants and organisation level. Indeed, all the athletes present had to fight hard to win selection by distinguishing themselves in their national junior and/or senior championships. The second edition of the World University Karate Championship was staged in Kyoto, Japan, in 2000, in which 36 countries participated. The event was organised by the National Sports Federation of Japan. The great success of participation and the high level of the competition opened up new possibilities for this sport within FISU. Enormous interest took world university karate to the highest position with respect to the number of participants. In the 2006 edition staged in New York, USA, the record of participating countries was broken. This time 42 countries from all over the world were there. This record was broken once again in 2010 in Podgorica, Montenegro, which welcomed 378 karatekas from 44 countries for an excellent championship.

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Statistics

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

1

1998

FRA

Lille

31

146

91

237

73

310

2

2000

JPN

Kyoto

36

146

91

237

57

294

3

2002

MEX

Puebla

33

129

92

221

72

293

4

2004

SCG

Belgrade

34

187

102

289

92

381

5

2006

USA

New York

42

203

120

323

125

448

6

2008

POL

Wroclaw

42

210

122

332

96

428

7

2010

MNE

Podgorica

44

220

158

378

111

489

8

2012

SVK

Bratislava

45

191

138

329

102

431

9

2014

MNE

Bar

36

161

141

302

99

401

10

2016

POR

Braga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 - 10th WUC Karate – Braga (POR)

2018 -11th WUC Karate - Kobe (JPN)

 

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Previous Events

2014 - 9th WUC Karate – Bar (MNE)

2012 - 8th WUC Karate Bratislava (SVK)

2010 - 7th WUC Karate - Podgorica (MNE)

2008 - 6th WUC Karate - Wroclaw (POL)

2006 - 5th WUC Karate - New York (USA)

2004 - 4th WUC Karate - Belgrade (SCG)

2002 - 3rd WUC Karate - Puebla (MEX)

2000 - 2nd WUC Karate - Kyoto (JPN)

1998 - 1st WUC Karate - Lille (FRA)

 

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