Dear Presidents of National Organizations, Country Representatives, WKO Branch Chiefs, Club Leaders on behalf of European Karate Organization and Organizing Committee we have the honour to invite you to the EKO European Karate Championship for cadets, juniors and youths and 2nd EKO selection tournament women Open weight (for the 12th World Championship).

The European Karate Championship will take place on 27-29 of May in Prague, Czech Republic, in “Sportovni Hala Jedenactka”.

1. Weight categories and number of participants for each country

a) European championship for Youths
born in 1999, 2000, 2001 (18 years old on the day of the competition)
Kumite men: -65, 65-70, 70-75, 75-80, 80-85, 85-90, +90 kg
Kumite women: -50; 50-55, 55-60, 60-65; +65 kg
KATA men and women:
Eliminations: Geksai dai, Gekisai sho, Yantsu, Tsuki no kata, Saiha
From the quarterfinals: Seipai, Kanku, Seienchin, Sushiho, Garyu

b) European championship for Juniors
born in 2001, 2002
Kumite men: -60, 60-65, 65-70, 70-75, 75-80; +80 kg
Kumite women: -50; 50-55, 55-60, 60-65; +65 kg
KATA men and women:
Eliminations: Gekisai dai, Yantsu, Tsuki no kata
From the quarterfinals: Gekisai dai, Gekisai sho, Yantsu, Tsuki no kata, Saiha

c) European championship for Cadets
born in 2003, 2004
Kumite boys: -50, 50-55, 55-60, 60-65, 65-70, 70-75, +75 kg.
Kumite girls: -50; 50-55, 55-60, 60-65; +65 kg
KATA boys and girls
Eliminations: Pinan II, Pinian III, Pinian IV, Pinian V
From the quarterfinals: Gekisai dai, Yantsu, Tsuki no kata

d) Selection tournament women Open weight for the 12th World Championship 2019.11.9-10, Tokyo
e) 2 participants per country in each category KUMITE and KATA.
Additionally in women open weight category also can participate all the medal winners of EKO and WKO Adults Championships in weight and open categories (except the top eight women according the results of the EKO 2018 European Championship in Budapest).
All World and European adult championships medal winners can’t participate in the championship for Youths. Participant, who take part in the championship for Juniors, can’t to participate in the Youth championship on the next day, no possible and reverse version.

2. Preliminary schedule:
26.06.2019 (Wednesday) – arrival of participants, officials and country delegations
27.06.2019 (Thursday) – arrival of participants, officials and country delegations
10:00 – 18:00 weight and medical control (TOP HOTEL)
10:00 – 12:00 Referee Committee meeting (TOP HOTEL)
16:00 – 19:00 referee registration and meeting
19:00 – 21:00 buffet dinner for all delegations (TOP HOTEL)
21:00 – Draws

28.06.2019 (Friday) – Sports Hall “Jedenactka”
10:00 – 13:00 European Championships – Kata Cadets, Juniors and Youth
13:00 – 15:00 buffet lunch for all delegations (TOP HOTEL)
15:00 – 18:00 European Championships – Kumite Cadets
18:00 – Awarding ceremony for all KATA and Cadets kumite
19:00 – 21:00 buffet dinner for all delegations (TOP HOTEL)

29.06.2019 (Saturday) – Sports Hall “Jedenactka”
10:00 – European Championships – Kumite Juniors and
Selection tournament for women open weight
13:00 – 15:00 buffet lunch for all delegations (TOP HOTEL)
15:00 – Continue kumite for juniors and youth.
18:00 – Awarding ceremony for kumite Juniors and Youth
Announcement of the six best women selected for the WC 2019
19:00 – 20:30 buffet dinner for all delegations (TOP HOTEL)
21:00 – SAYONARA PARTY (Disco).
30.06.2019 (Sunday) – check-out and departure.

3. Accommodation and Championship package:
Hotel 4**** TOP HOTEL PRAHA – headquarter:
Address: Blazimska 1781/4, Praha 149 00 Praha 4 – Chodov
55 € night/person in TWIN (DBL) / 80 € night/person in SINGLE room with FULL board incl.:
– 3 night accommodation with breakfast;
– 2 buffet lunches (28, 29.06);
– 3 buffet dinner (27, 28, 29.06);
– Sayonara Party (29.06);
– Sport Hall location is 6-10 min. working from Hotel.
Special accommodation and Championship package price is valid for stay minimum 3 nights.
Shorter stay in this hotels not possible during the event. Extra night accommodation on request.

Details regarding rooms and specific room prices will be available online from 6th May 2019 on

Please not, that NO possibilities for National Delegations to have accommodation in a different
place than Official Hotel

4. Financial conditions:
 Accommodation, flight tickets, transportation and meals for all participants shall be covered by Country
Organization, Club, or participant himself;
 EKO participation and antidoping fee 35 € per each participant;
 All payments should be paid by bank transfer.

5. Airport transfers:
Airport transfers will be organize by local transportation company and delegations should connect with
them directly. Contact information will be soon.
6. Conditions for participating in the Championship for fighters and coaches:
All competitors are requested to present:
– Written medical certificate (in English language) indication that he or she is physically fit and healthy
and his/her insurance documents. This medical certificate must not be older than 3 months (women
are requested to present written certificate of non-pregnant state);
– EKO Health information form;
– Declaration for participation in the tournament;
– Parent’s approval form for Cadets and Juniors.
The coach must wear the national team uniform.
7. Registration and contact persons:
 Registration for participants and officials will be available online on:

Secretary of the Organizing Committee Aleksejus Svešnikovas, e-mail,
Phone number +370 698 08099

Organizing Committee Members:
Romas Vitkauskas,
Remigiusz Karpisnki,
Aleksandr Goncharenko,
Jiri Zofcin,