Welcome messages

President of the World Karate Federation

It is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all participants, officials, and fans as we gear up for the much-anticipated 2024 World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships, set to take place in Venice, Italy, from Oct 9 to 13

These championships mark a significant milestone for the world of karate, bringing together young athletes from every corner of the globe. The World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships are not just a competition; they are a celebration of the next generation of karatekas. Thousands of young athletes will converge in Venice to participate in this massive event, bringing with them a wealth of talent, determination, and a shared love for the sport.

I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Italian Karate Federation for their outstanding efforts and unwavering commitment to hosting this event. The collaboration and cooperation between our international organization and the local hosts is nothing short of exemplary. The FIJLKAM - Italian Federation of Judo, Wrestling under the leadership of President Falcone and the Karate sector under the leadership of Karate sector President Davide Benetello has demonstrated a commendable level of professionalism and dedication in ensuring the success of these championships. The dedication of the entire Italian Federation and the commitment of Karate sector President Davide Benetello reflect the true essence of unity within the global karate community.

As we embark on this thrilling journey in Venice, let us not only celebrate the victories on the tatami but also the friendships forged, the lessons learned, and the experiences gained.

Best of luck to all the participants and organisers and a big “Oss” to all of you Karate fans.

Antonio Espinós - President - World Karate Federation

Antonio Espinos

Welcome messages

President of the Host Italian Federation

It is with great pleasure, extending also my greetings from the Federation that I am honored to preside over, to welcome all those who will take part in the Cadet, Junior and Under21 World Championships which will take place in the city of Venice - Jesolo from 9th to 13th Oct.

Italy returns to welcome the Great Karate sixteen years after the European Championships in Trieste and it is a great emotion and a great honor for us to have as guests the most prestigious nations in our discipline and the most promising and talented young karatekas on the world scene.

I therefore greet the Athletes, the Technicians, the Officials, the Managers, the Health Staff, the Media Representatives and the public of enthusiasts who will give substance and framework to an event with very high technical contents.

The world event that we are preparing is very important for us as an organizing Federation, but also for the path that led us to create such a high-calibre event in Italy. These Youth World Championship demonstrate the large investments that FIJLKAM has made to ensure excellence in participation.

In fact, the best athletes in the best conditions will be present, selected according to a circuit of excellence which has allowed Italian karate to raise the technical and competitive level even further. But also, in terms of organizational quality, the Organizing Committee has equipped itself with the highest standards to guarantee a performance that lives up to the prestige of the competition itself.

I therefore thank the President of the World Karate Federation Antonio Espinós for the trust he has placed in our Federation in the assignment of this important sporting event. I thank the city authorities who have never failed to give us their support, the civil and military sports authorities, the managers of the Italian sports world who are present here, the Italian federation staff and WKF staff, as well as the Organizing Committee, for the great organizational work carried out with professionalism and participation.

I also want to thank the families and the public who will animate our Venue and also those who will be connected in streaming who, with their involvement and enthusiasm, make it possible for the athletes to live their life with fullness and serenity this sporting journey and for us to enjoy the special atmosphere of this important sporting event.

I sincerely wish those present at this Cadet, Junior and Under21 World Championships to passionately experience the emotions of the exciting competitions and to the athletes, protagonists in the competition, to gather the best successes by competing with determination and fair play.

I conclude by wishing everyone to enjoy this great sporting event, certain that these World Championships will be a special opportunity to talk and make people talk about the sport of Karate in Italy and around the world with respect and passion.

Domenico Falcone - President FIJLKAM

Domenico Falcone

Welcome messages

President of the Host Italian Federation Sector

Dear esteemed Guests, Athletes and Karate Enthusiasts,

It is with great pleasure and immense pride that I welcome all of you to the magnificent city of Venice/Jesolo for this extraordinary karate event.

As President of the Karate Sector of FIJLKAM (Italian Judo, Wrestling, Karate Federation) and Member of the WKF Executive Committee, I am honored to host an event of primary importance for the World of Karate in Italy, Venice, Jesolo.

The stage of the WKF Youth League organized for the past 5 editions in Jesolo will allow to organize an event tailored to the entire Karate entourage and in particular to the Athletes who will find in this splendid city who grew up on the coast of the Adriatic Sea a warm welcome that will allow everyone to live a unique experience in their life.

Welcome once again everyone to the City of Jesolo, the city of sand and allow me to thank the WKF President Mr. Antonio Espinos, the WKF EC, the Veneto Region, the City of Jesolo and its administration and the local organiser committee MultiSport Veneto for having allowed that one of the biggest dreams of my life comes true, organizing as former Karate World Champion the first ever World Championship in Italy, in this fantastic territory where I was born 52 years ago.

Enjoy it fully the experience of this World Championship dedicated to youth classes and all of you will carry the memory in your hearts for a lifetime.

TIKIL This is Karate I Like!

Davide Benetello - FIJLKAM - President of Karate Sector

Davide Benetello
Welcome to Italy

About Venice

It is an incredible city that you can explore either on foot or by boat and that's made up of 118 islands joined by more than 400 bridges and separated by canals which act as streets. It is also fascinating for the many art treasures that it holds: churches, palaces, museums, bridges: we can almost say that the entire city is a unique work of art built throughout centuries that continually faces the difficulties spurred by the lagoon's unstable nature.

Venice is in itself a work of art, an authentic box of art treasures coming from all around the world. Travelling along the Canal Grande on a boat will be an unforgettable experience that will allow you to admire the refined palaces and the wonderful churches. Then there's the heart of Venice, St. Mark's square, one of the most beautiful places in the world with the marvelous Basilica, the Campanile and the Ducal Palace…

The works of art that are kept in the churches and museums, but also the less wellknown places that you may come across as you walk between bridges and squares, are incredibly fascinating and full of charm.

When in the fifth century a.C. the barbarians invaded the Po Valley, the people took refuge on the islands of the lagoon. After this episode, about 421 a.C., Venice was founded. The city developed around one of the oldest centres, Rialto, and quickly became a rich merchant harbour, an important link between the west and east markets. At the end of the thirteenth century Marco Polo started to trade with China, though the Serenissima Republic with its institutional system based on the "dogato" was already spreading towards the mainland thus starting centuries of prosperity and of shrewd government. The decline arrived in the sixteenth century when the trade routes to America were moved and begun to favour the Atlantic harbours. In 1797 Napoleon conquered the city and gave it over to Austria; Venice stayed under the Hapsburg rule up to 1866 when it became part of the Italian kingdom.

The host city

About Jesolo

Jesolo was originally a lagoon in which appeared many little isles.

The isle called by the Romans “Equilium” was the biggest one: the ancient group of people who inhabited this area (Paleoveneti) were famous all over the world as horse breeders and the toponym seems indeed to refer to these noble animals. Thanks to the help of Rome, the Paleoveneti managed to chase away the Gaules and, in exchange for protection, they allowed them to settle down pacifically in the modernday Veneto region.

The Romans colonized these territories, and they built streets, bridges and villages. They introduced their method of land measurement (known as Roman grid) and they made the soil arable by reclaiming swamp areas.

However, the fall of the Roman Empire brought insecurity: the Vikings finally managed to cross the border and invaded the land. The backcountry population found safe shelter into the lagoon and started the foundation of new settlements. In particularly Eraclea was founded by the inhabitants of Oderzo on the isle Melidissia and Jesolo on the isle Equilio.

Thanks to its strategic position, Jesolo was at the centre of the North-Adriatic maritimetrade. Protected by the lagoon, the village could spread undisturbed up to become episcopal seat.

In 1866 Jesolo was annexed to the Italian Reign. However, the situation did not improve and during the 1st World War Cavazucchina was damaged, and people had to flee away. Peace after the war allowed the village reconstruction. The biggest land reclamation work was realised between 1920-1930: cultivation of wheat, corn, beet, fruit trees and vineyards were introduced. In 1930 the city was denominated with its ancient name, Jesolo, and from 1936 Marina Bassa and Spiaggia took the name of Lido di Jesolo.

Organizing Commettee

People mad for Karate

Marco Scaramuzza
  • Mr. Marco Scaramuzza
  • President of the Organizing Commission Karate Fijlkam
  • Project Manager World Championship Venice 2024
Manuela Dettures
  • Mrs. Manuela Dettures
  • FIJLKAM Karate Secretariat
  • Tel +39 06 56434513 Fax +39 06 56434801
Vladi Vardiero
  • Mr. Vladi VARDIERO
  • President of the Local Organizing Committee

Alessandra Bonucci
  • Mrs. Alessandra Bonucci
  • FIJLKAM Karate - VISA
Alberto Vardiero
  • Mr. Alberto VARDIERO
  • CEO of the Multisport Veneto SRL SD
Natascia Plamenac
  • Mrs. Natascia PLAMENAC
  • Accommodation Manager
  • +39 3470027221 +39 3513224133

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Links to the official registration portal


Athletes registration on Sportdata portal


Coaches registration on Sportdata portal

No coach can register if he/she is not in possesion of the EKF Kumite and/or Kata Coach certification level.


Referees registration on Sportdata portal


After passing the document and accreditation check, the representatives will continue to Sportdata to confirm their entries. Registration will be arranged at the Kursaal Congress Center foyer on Monday, 7th October 2024, from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs and on Tuesday, 8th October 2024, from 09:00 to 14:00 hrs


The Event Schedule

09.00 - 14.00

Weigh-in Under-21 Categories (Venue)

From 09:00 to 14:00 Weigh-in for Male categories

10.00 - 13.30

Weigh-in Junior categories (Venue)

From 10:00 to 12:00 Weigh-in for Male categories

From 12:00 to 13:30 Weigh-in for Female categories

09.00 - 12.00

Kata Individual Under -21 & Kata Team Cadet/Junior

Kata Eliminations Male / Female UNDER -21

Kata Team Eliminations Male / Female CADET/JUNIOR

Kata Repechages Individual -21 & Teams

12.00 - 20.30

Kumite Under -21

Kumite -60 -67 -75 -84 +84 Kg Male Under -21

Kumite -50 -55 -61 -68 +68 Kg Female Under -21

Kumite Repechages Male / Female Under -21

10.00 - 13.30

Weigh-in Cadet categories (Venue)

From 10:00 to 12:00 Weigh-in for Male categories

From 12:00 to 13:30 Weigh-in for Female categories

09.00 - 11.00

Kata Individual Junior

Kata Eliminations Male / Female JUNIORS

Kata Repechages Male / Female JUNIORS

11.00 - 19.30

Kumite Junior

Kumite -55 -61 -68 -76 +76 Kg Male JUNIORS

Kumite -48 -53 -59 -66 +66 Kg Female JUNIORS

Kumite Repechages Male/Female JUNIORS

09.00 - 11.00

Kata Individual Cadet

Kata Eliminations Male / Female CADETS

Kata Repechages Male / Female CADETS

11.00 - 17.30

Kumite Cadet

Kumite -52 -57 -63 -70 +70Kg Male CADETS

Kumite -47 -54 -61 +61 Kg Female CADETS

KKumite Repechages Male/Female CADETS


Opening Ceremony

10.00 - 11.05

Bronze Medal bouts - all Cadet categories

10.00 - 10.20 Kata Bronzes Female / Male Cadet

10.20 - 11.05 Kumite Bronzes Female / Male Cadet

11.15 - 13.20

Finals - all Cadet categories

11.15 - 11.35Kata Individual Female - Male Cadet

11.35 - 11.50Medal Awards

11.50 - 12.05Kumite .- 52, - 57, - 63 Kg Male Cadet

12.05 - 12.20Medal Awards

12.20 - 12.35Kumite .- 47, - 54, - 61 Kg Female Cadet

12.35 - 12.50Medal Awards

12.50 - 13.05Kumite +61, - 70, + 70 Kg Female & Male Cadet

13.05 - 13.20Medal Awards

13.20 - 15.00

Lunch Break

15.00 - 16.20

Bronze Medal bouts - all Junior categories

15.00 - 15.20 Kata Bronzes Female / Male Junior

15.20 - 16.20 Kumite Bronzes Female / Male Junior

16.30 - 19.00

Finals - all Junior categories

16.30 - 16.50Kata Individual Female - Male Junior

16.50 - 17.05Medal Awards

17.05 - 17.25Kumite .- 55, - 61, - 68 Kg Male Junior

17.25 - 17.40Medal Awards

17.40 - 18.00Kumite .- 48, - 53, - 59 Kg Female Junior

18.00 - 18.15Medal Awards

18.15 - 18.40Kumite - 66, + 66, - 76, +76Kg Female / Male Junior

18.40 - 19.00Medal Awards

10.00 - 12.00

Bronze Medal bouts - all U-21 categories & Kata Team Cadet / Junior

10.00 - 10.20Kata Bronzes Female / Male U-21

10.20 - 11.30Kumite Bronzes Female / Male U-21

11.30 - 12.00Kata Team Bronzes Female / Male Cadet / Junior

12.15 - 15.00

Finals - all U-21 categories

12.15 - 12.35Kata Individual Female - Male U-21

12.35 - 12.50Medal Awards

12.50 - 13.10Kumite .- 50, - 55, - 61 Kg Female U-21

13.10 - 13.25Medal Awards

13.25 - 13.45Kumite .- 60, - 67, - 75 Kg Male U-21

13.45 - 14.00Medal Awards

14.00 - 14.15Kumite .- 68, + 68 Kg Female U-21

14.15 - 14.30Medal Awards

14.30 - 14.45Kumite .- 84, + 84 Kg Male U-21

14.45 - 15.00Medal Awards

15.00 - 15.45

Finals Kata Team Cadet / Junior Male & Female

15.00 - 15.30Kata Team Female / Male Cadet / Junior

15.30 - 15.45Medals Award


Closing Ceremony

Get to the Championship

How you can reach us

The venues

Places that will hosts us

Jesolo Tourism Palace

Piazza Brescia 11, 30016 Lido di Jesolo VE – ITALY

15.000 square meters - 5.000 spectator seats.

A multipurpose structure, commissioned by the municipal administration, which risked remaining an empty container without the management of a specialized company. Today the 15,000 square meters dedicated to sports, conferences, shows and concerts live on. The spaces are available to host private initiatives such as events sponsored by the local municipal administration, which owns the property.

Congress Center Kursaal

Piazza Brescia 13, 30016 Lido di Jesolo VE – ITALY

2.000 square meters - 600 spectator seats.

The Kursaal Convention Center is located just in the middle of Lido di Jesolo, not far from the sea and easily reachable by public transport or by car. It hosts three halls and a large foyer and it is suitable for hosting any kind of events: meetings, seminars, congresses, corporate events (corporate – promotional – training – incentive) cultural events and exhibitions.


All the contacts you need

Mr. Alberto VARDIERO

CEO of the Multisport Veneto SRL SD


President of the Organizing Commission Karate Fijlkam - Project Manager World Championship Venice 2024

Mrs. Manuela Dettures

FIJLKAM Karate Secretariat

Mrs. Alessandra Bonucci


Local Organising Committee


Catering in the World village


Competition general Issues

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