Karate Premier League Istanbul Set for Sept. 6-7

Fight Network Staff / September 5, 2014 - 5:33pm

This weekend Turkey will welcome the best Karetekas of the world for the Karate 1 Premier League in Istanbul. The event will be held in Asli Cakir Alptekin Sports Hall on 6th and 7th September. 592 Karatekas from 57 countries are expected to participate in this prestigious event to be hosted in Istanbul for the 4th time.

At this major event, taking place less than 2 months before the World Championships, all the male and female Karatekas of the Turkish national team will be on the Tatamis. Many other world top athletes, such as Enes Erkan (Turkey), Amir Mehdizadeh (Iran), Luigi Busa (Italy), Kayo Someya (Japan), and also a number of world medalists will also be present.

Moreover, the event promises to be of a very high quality in terms of organization, as it will also be a rehearsal for the 50th European Senior Karate Championships, which will be organized in the same city in March next year.

Programme:

Saturday September 06
09:00 -11.30 Individual Kata (Male-Female)

Elimination & Repechages

11:30 -17:30 Female Kumite (-50kg, -55kg,-61kg) & Male Kumite (-60kg, -67kg, -75kg)

Elimination & Repechages

17:30 Finals (individual kata)
17:45 Medal awards
18:00 -18:15 Finals (Female kumite -50kg, -55kg,-61kg) 18:20 -18:40 Medal awards
18:40 -19.00 Final (Male kumite -60kg, -67kg, -75kg) 19:00 -19:20 Medal awards

Sunday September 07
10:00 – 11:00 Female and Male Team Kata

Elimination & Repechages

11:00 -14:30 Female Kumite (-68kg, +68kg) & Male Kumite (-84kg, +84kg)

Elimination & Repechages

14:30 -14:40 Finals (Female kumite -68kg, +68kg) 14:40 -14:50 Medals awards
14:55 -15:10 Finals (Male kumite -84kg, +84kg) 15:15 -15:25 Medal awards

15:30 -16:00 Finals (Team kata) 16:00 -16:20 Medal awards

A press conference will be organized on Thursday, September 4th, in presence of top world athletes and will be chaired by Esat Delihasan, President of the Turkish Karate Federation.

Live stream:

The competition will be streamed live on http://www.karate.gov.tr/karateturktv/

More information can be found on the official accounts of the event :

Web: www.karate.gov.tr
Karate Turk TV: www.karateturk.tv & www.karate.gov.tr/karateturktv
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Karate.Fed
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Karateturk (please use the official hastag #Karate1IST) Instagram: www.instagram.com/karate_turk
YouTube: www.youtube.com/KarateFed

About WKF

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 (WGA)