The Grand Winners Gala Ceremony took place in Casablanca, Morocco, on Sunday, marking a historic moment for the sport of karate. The spectacular event, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Casablanca, celebrated the new Grand Winners of the Karate 1-Premier League in a first-class affair.

Attended by karate officials, national and regional sports authorities, and hundreds of karatekas, the gala was the first of its kind, showcasing the tremendous progress and excellence of karate. Presented by WKF speaker José Antonio Redondo, the ceremony honored 12 outstanding karatekas as the "Best of the Best" in their respective categories at the end of the season.

The new Grand Winners are:

Female Kata: Maho Ono (JPN)

Female Kumite -50kg: Moldir Zhangbyrbay (KAZ)

Female Kumite -55kg: Valentina Toro (CHI)

Female Kumite -61kg: Reem Khamis (GER)

Female Kumite -68kg: Elena Quirici (SUI)

Female Kumite +68kg: Maria Torres (ESP)

Male Kata: Kakeru Nishiyama (JPN)

Male Kumite -60kg: Hiromu Hashimoto (JPN)

Male Kumite -67kg: Said Oubaya (MAR)

Male Kumite -75kg: Abdalla Abdelaziz (EGY)

Male Kumite -84kg: Youssef Badawy (EGY)

Male Kumite +84kg: Taha Tarek Mahmoud (EGY)

This ceremony highlighted the remarkable achievements and dedication of karate athletes worldwide, celebrating their status as the top performers of the season.