2013 WSKA Championships in Liverpool England 

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 World Shotokan Karate-do Association World Championships will take place in Liverpool, England on September 28th and 29th, 2013.

Information on accommodation and spectator tickets will be posted soon .

We are greatly looking forward to welcoming all competitors, officials and spectators

    WSKA Championship Committee


Chicago to Host 2011 Championship

The American Shotokan Karate Association will host the 2011 World Championships in Chicago, Illinois USA in September 15-18 2011.  Competition will take place on September 17 and 18.  Tickets are available online at Tickets are $20 USD per day or $30 USD for both days.

General information for participating countries can be found by clicking here.

ASKA was the host of the very successful 2005 championship.  John DiPasquale ASKA founder and WSKA Director of Americas is proud to be hosting the World Shotokan Karate-do Association for a second time.  "I think we put together a wonderful event in 2005 and I'm looking forward to another great event in 2011" DiPasqule said. Take a look at the highlight video from 2005 and we are sure you won't want to miss 2011.  See you in Chicago.




Championships a Success

With the beautiful backdrop of Cancun, Mexico the 2009 Championships were a success. With 16 countries represented the competiors were outstanding.  The full results can be found on the Championship Results Page.

The 2009 World Champions are:

Sr Ladies Individual Kata - Sandy Rantzow Sweden
Sr Mens Individual Kata - Akio Tamashiro Peru

Sr Ladies Individual Kumite - Emma Topalovic Sweden
Sr Mens Individual Kumite - Predrag Bajic USA

Sr Mens Team Kata - Peru

Sr Ladies Team Kumite - Poland
Sr Mens Team Kumite - England

Jr Ladies Individual Kata - Corina Rodriguez Peru
Jr Mens Individual Kata - Vincent Auinger Austria

Jr Ladies Individual Kumite - Daria Szulc Poland
Jr Mens Individual Kumite - Andreas Muther Austria

Jr Mens Team Kata - Austria

Jr Ladies Team Kumite - Poland
Jr Mens Team Kumite - Austria

Cadet Ladies Individual Kata - Corina Rodriguez Peru
Cadet Mens Individual Kata - Jason Plumb England

Cadet Ladies Individual Kumite - Alisa Buchinger Austria
Cadet Mens Individual Kumite - James McGorian England

Cadet Mens Team Kumite -England




Congress selects new officers to lead WSKA into the future

The WSKA Congress elected Richard Poole as the new president of the World Shotokan Karate-do Association.  Mr. Poole defeated John Hanratty the interim president. Mr. Hanratty has assumed the position of Vice President. The remaining positions ran unopposed.  As of the 2009 congress the leadership of WSKA is:

President - Mr. Richard Poole
Vice President - Mr. John Hanratty
Director of Technical Matters - Mr. Ted Hedlund
Director of Africa - Mr. Malcom Dorfman
Director of Americas - Mr. John DiPasquale
Director of Europe - Mr. Richard Poole
Director of Administration - Mr. Bob Poynton
Director of Finance - Mr. Richard Poole


The board also recognized the service of Mr Dirk DeMits who has resigned from the Board of Directors.  "Mr. DeMits has provided many years of outstanding service to WSKA" said Richard Poole.  "We are very fortunate to have had worked with Dirk and we are appreciative of his agreement to assist with managing the finances of the organization going forward."


Teams arrive for World Championship

It is here.  What all Shotokan Karate competitors look forward to every 2 years, the World Championships.  Against a beautuful backdrop of the Caribean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon teams are preparing for Saturday and Sundays competition. Our hosts have done a wonderful job of getting everyone checked in and ready for a wonderful event. 

Over the next few days there will be meetings for the coaches and referees to make sure the competition is a success.  We will also be holding our congress where all the countries come together to discuss the business of the World Shotokan Karate-do Association and to strengthen our support for Shotokan Karate worldwide.

Results of the competition will be posted on this website.