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EKO - European Championship 2019

2019 European Karate Championship will take place in Vilnius “Siemens Arena” on 13-14 April. Both men and women will compete in 5 weight categories. KUMITE: women - up to 50, 50-55, 55-60, 60-65 and over 65 kg, men - up to 65, 65-75, 75-85, 85- 95 and over 95 kg. Women, men and teams will also be competing in KATA category.

"Karate is one of the most popular sports in Lithuania, we have many athletes belonging to the elite of the world, so the European Championship is a very welcome event and a real celebration for all our abundant community. Registration for the championship will start soon and I have no doubt that many top-level masters from all over the continent are going to come to Lithuania, providing all karate lovers a lot of great fights”, said Romas Vitkauskas, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the European Championship.

Tickets will be available for online purchase on

Lithuania, Vilnius

Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. Since its independence, Lithuania is considered to be one of the Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. It is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) to the southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.7 million people as of 2019, and its capital and largest city is Vilnius. Other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians are Baltic people. The official language, Lithuanian, along with Latvian, is one of only two living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family.

Vilnius - is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city, with a population of over 500 thousand people. Vilnius is in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second largest city in the Baltic states.

Lithuanian Kyokushin Karate Federation


Siemens Arena

Siemens arena is the first arena in Lithuania which meets global standards and the place where major country’s entertainment, sport events take place, concerts of world-famous superstars and Lithuanian performers, various international sport competitions and matches, performances.

"Siemens" arena has five entrances for different groups of visitors. The entrances are numbered from left to right, and their numbers are clearly marked on the facade of the arena. Entrances 1 and 3 are for the general public (including guests with tickets for Event Suites 201, 202, 401 and 402). When you arrive, you should select the entrance which is the least crowded. Both of the entrances provide access to all floors of the arena, with the exception of the third (VIP) floor.

Deadline: March 18, 2019
Deadline for National teams, officials, referees and others registration
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Short schedule of the event
Thursday: April 11, 2019
All day
Arrival EKO Board, committees, invited referee team, and participants
Friday: April 12, 2019
09:00 - 15:00
Weight and medical control
09:00 - 12:00
Invited referee team seminar
Saturday: April 13, 2019
European championship 1st day
WKO and EKO open meeting
Sunday: April 14, 2019
European championship 2nd day
Sayonara Party (hotel Crowne Plaza)
Saturday, April 15, 2019
All day
Check-out and departure
To view the full schedule of events, please click on the link below
Our Contact
LKKF General Secretary: Aleksejus Svesnikovas
Chairman of the Organizing Committee: Romas Vitkauskas
Championship Location
Ozo g. 14, Vilnius 08200
Crowne Plaza” hotel – headquarter
M. K. Čiurlionio g. 84, Vilnius 03100