The bizarre decision to exclude Karate from the 2024 Paris Olympics by the powers that be needs to be revisited!

We, the karate leaders of the world, cannot afford the OLYMPIC karate dreams of millions of today’s Youth to be shattered!

We, KSA, will not sit back and take no for an answer. WKF be rest assured your fight for justice is our fight !!!

Best sporting regards

Sonny Pillay Hanshi (8th Dan)
President: Karate South Africa (KSA)
President: Commonwealth Karate Federation (CKF)
Member Technical Board World Karate Federation (WKF)

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WKF Karate Included In Olympic Youth Games 2022 Dakar Senegal

Breaking News!!!!

WKF Karate included in the Olympic Youth Games 2022 Dakar Senegal

“In my view, the exciting latest news from the WKF HQ (just received) certainly augurs well for the fight to ensure that Karate makes Paris Olympics 2024," says President of KSA Sonny Pillay Hanshi

Exciting times ahead no doubt for KSA WKF athletes!

Click here to view the letter announcing this exciting news!


Tokyo 2020 Ticketing

Letter received from SASCOC re: Tokyo Ticketing


Dear NFs

We are been in contact with Team Sport Travel who will be our ATR.

Please could you share this email address with your NF members who are interested in purchasing tickets for Tokyo2020. They will be able to advise which tickets they have: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Athletes Families and Friends (AFF) tickets: The families and friends will be able to purchase tickets prior to the start of the Games for those sessions in which the athlete has been confirmed to compete. For later qualifying stages, the availability of tickets will be linked to the athlete participation, as confirmed through the Tokyo 2020 sports results system.

It will be appreciated if you could please inform the athletes, coaches and supporters accordingly, as we have received a number of phone calls in this regard.

Kind regards

Reabetswe Mpete | Coordinator: Team Preparation and Academy Systems

KSA President Appointed On All Africa (UFAK) Technical Commission

“Karate South Africa continues producing leaders in the karate field as always,“ says UFAK President, Tahar Misbahi, as he announces the appointment of Sonny Pillay, President of Karate South Africa (KSA) Hanshi on the Technical Commission of All Africa Continental Karate body (UFAK).

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Breaking News: Historic meeting between the KSA LOC and the WKF

A historic meeting was held between the KSA LOC and the WKF on the 30th October 2019.

The result of which the WKF World Cup 2021 signed sealed and delivered with Cape Town as the host city.

See the full article here on the WKF website


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WKF Major Events Series "A" Coming Soon To The Kingdom KZN

Breaking News! WKF Major Events Series "A" Coming Soon To The Kingdom Kwazulu Natal.

Karate lovers, diarise these dates (11 - 13 September 2020), moreover, don't miss it!

Here is a video showcasing the beautiful city of Durban 


Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Spectators Tickets

Dear National Federations,

There is one year to go to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and many of you, of your entourage and of karate supporters in your country might already be planning to travel to Tokyo. In addition to the procedures shared by your National Olympic Committees with you earlier this year, as most of you will surely be aware, the organisers of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (TOCOG) have a specific site dedicated to Ticketing ( There you will be able to find all information related to the purchase of tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, including tickets for Karate competition.

In each country, there are authorized ticket reseller sites, that you will find by continent and country here: Kindly note that different conditions and timelines are applicable in each country, so that we invite you to visit the above mentioned sites in order to find all related information for your perusal, and proceed accordingly. Please be so kind to spread this information in order to avoid last minute situations that would be difficult to address.



Antonio Espinós
WKF President

Avda Filipinas, 50
28003 Madrid, Spain
Tel.: (+34) 91 535-9632
Fax.: (+34) 91 535-9633
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.