The 2024 Karate 1-Premier League season kicks off this weekend in Paris, France, at the iconic Pierre de Coubertin Sports Hall. After a three-year hiatus, the flagship Karate 1 event returns to the French capital, signaling the beginning of an exciting international series.

Event Details:

What: Karate 1-Premier League Paris marks the opening tournament of the season.

Where: Pierre de Coubertin Sports Hall, Paris, France.

When: Scheduled from January 26 to 28, with eliminations on Friday and Saturday, bronze medal bouts on Sunday morning, and finals on Sunday afternoon.

Who: A record-breaking 376 athletes from 61 countries, with Italy, Japan, and Turkiye leading in participant numbers.

How: The competition features a round-robin format in eliminations, followed by knockout stages in the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and medal bouts.

Key Participants:

11 out of 12 Grand Winners and 8 out of 12 defending world champions are set to compete.

Italy boasts the largest delegation with 34 athletes.

Returning Grand Winners include Yorgelis Salazar, Anzhelika Terliuga, and Ayumi Uekusa, along with new Grand Winners Reem Khamis and Quentin Mahauden.

World Champions from Budapest, including Moldir Zhangbyrbay, Li Gong, Youssef Badawy, and Christos-Stefanos Xenos, will showcase their skills in Paris.


As the first event of the season, the Karate 1-Premier League in Paris promises intense competition, featuring a mix of established champions and rising stars. Don't miss the chance to witness the new Grand Winners and World Champions in action, making this tournament a must-watch for karate enthusiasts worldwide.

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