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KWF World Championships, Krakow 2021 – plan of the event

KWF World Championships will be held at TAURON Arena Kraków, Poland on 19-20 November 2021sinio

The main organizer of this event is the Małopolska Region Karate Association, which works in agreement with the Polish Karate Federation (PZK) and the Kyokushin World Federation (KWF).

The honorary patronage over the championship was assumed by Witold Kozłowski, Marshal of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. The leading partner of the tournament is the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, and the strategic sponsor of the championship is TAURON Polska Energia S.A.

690 female and male players from over 30 countries – Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America – participated in the event.

At the KWF World Championships, the competition will take place in various age categories (youths – 12-13 years old, younger juniors – 14-15 years old, youngsters – 16-17 years old, youth – 18-21 years old, men and women – over 21 years old, seniors men – over 35 years old) and in different weight categories. A total of 46 sets of medals will be distributed.

November 19, 2021 (Friday)
8:00 – Judges meeting at TAURON Arena
8:30 – Opening the gates to the public
9:00 – Start of sports competition on seven mats (tatami)
19:00 – End of sports competition in all categories except for the semi-finals and the senior kumite finals. These walis will take place on the second day of the competition.
19:00 – Preparation of the hall for the second day of competition: submission of 6 tatami mats. Arrangement of tables in the VIP area, possible reconfiguration of “techniques.”

November 20, 2021 (Saturday)
9:00 gates opening for spectators
10:00 – 11:00 Official opening ceremony of the competition with all competitors, judges, activists, and VIPs. After the official opening and leaving the players of the hall, a short show will be performed by the Representative Orchestra of the Carpathian Border Guard Department.
11:00 – Start of the sports competition on the main mat – semi-finals of men and women and seniors
13:00 – 13:15 – Japanese drummers show “TAIKO.”
13:15 – 13:30 – Hand-to-hand combat demonstration by the soldiers of the 21st Rifle Brigade Podhale.
13:30 – 13:40 – Japanese drummers show “TAIKO.”
13:40 – 13:50 – Women’s and men’s kata show – performed by the competition winners.
14:00 – 14:30 – Karate demonstration (self-defense, breaking hard objects and others).
14:30 – 15:00 – Women’s final fights.
15:00 – 15:30 – Men’s final fights.
15:30 – 16:45 – Award ceremony for medalists in individual categories and end of the competition
17:00 – The competitors leave the hall

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