Nordic Championships 2021

This years Nordic Championship will take place in Stavanger, Norway, on Saturday 27th of November. The 2020 edition that also was meant to have taken place in Norway, was cancelled due to the pandemic. This year the organization committee in Stavanger once again picks up the torch and aim to carry out the NC. The Championship is open to the 8 member countries of the Nordic Karate Federation, who are looking to celebrate Nordic karate once again in this, hopefully, post-Corona event. You will find the bulletin below. Welcome!

EKF Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships 20-22 of August, 2021 – Tampere, Finland

Four medals to the Nordic Countries in Finland.

Besides the fantastic effort from the Finnish Karate Federation in arranging the competition, in the midst of a pandemic, Sweden and Denmark was the Nordic winners this time around. Congratulations!

Matilda Rosenlind, Sweden Gold in Kumite U21 – 55 kg.
Anthony Vu, Sweden, silver in Cadet Kata.
Christoffer Stouby Nielsen, Denmark, silver in Kumite U21 -75 kg
Frederik Godthjælp Petersen, Denmark, bronze in Kumite U21 + 84 kg


Full results and more

Nordic Championships 2020 cancelled

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the NC 2020 that was to take place in Stavanger, Norway, at the end of November has regrettably been cancelled. The Nordic Karate Federation would like to thank the event organizers for the great work they have put in during the planning of the event.

Strong performances at the European Championships for Cadets, Juniors & U21 in Budapest.

1185 competitors from 52 countries gave their best at the championship in BOK Arena 7-9th of February. Several medals and top ten positions went to the countries within the NKF. Congratulations!

U21 Kumite Female -68 Kg, Gold, Saelid Annika, Norway

U21 Kumite Male -75 Kg, Silver, Nielsen Christoffer, Denmark

Cadet Kumite Female 54+ Kg, Bronze , Zarei Lara, Sweden

Cadet Kumite Female 54+ Kg, Bronze, Lahi Genta, Denmark

Cadet Kumite Male -70 Kg, Bronze, Jermolaev Artjom, Latvia

Cadet Kumite Male -70 Kg, Bronze, Disle Gvidas, Lithuania

Junior Kumite Male -76 Kg, 5, Ephrem Kristensen Noah, Denmark

Junior Kumite Male 76+ Kg, 5, Baranov Albert, Estonia

U21 Kumite Male -60 Kg, 5, Jodelli Jimmy, Denmark

Cadet Kata Male, 7, Tran William, Sweden

Junior Kata Female, 7, Skalare Matilda, Sweden

Cadet Kumite Male -52 Kg, 7, Kashi Adiel, Finland

Junior Kumite Female -48 Kg, 7, Mihailova Aleksandra, Latvia

Junior Kumite Female -59 Kg, 7, Handelsby Nora Benedicte, Norway

Junior Kumite Female 59+ Kg, 7, Muennoi Tatiana, Denmark

U21 Kumite Male -67 Kg, 7, Busk-Matthiasen Lucas, Denmark

Cadet Kata Female, 9, Skogstrom Hanna, Sweden

Cadet Kumite Male -63 Kg, 9, Vilkas Augustas, Lithuania

Junior Kumite Female -59 Kg, 9, Rosenlind Matilda, Sweden

U21 Kumite Female -55 Kg, 9, Skogland Mariam, Norway

U21 Kumite Male 84+ Kg, 9, Godthjaelp Petersen Christian Denmark 

Nordic Championships 2019

Nordic Championships in Karate 2019, was held in Kolding, Denmark, on November 23rd 2019.

Due to special circumstances the NC 2019 was moved fråm Lithuania to Denmark with very short notice. The Danish organizing commission, lead by Merete Katborg, did an excellent job and the event was a great success.

238 athletes from all 8 countries competed for the honor of being Nordic Champions. Denmark placed as number one nation for the 8th year in a row. Also a NKF Congress took place. Congratulations to all the medalists and a big thank you to the organizers and the fantastic audience!


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New venue for Nordic Championships 2019

Due to unforseen circumstances the NC 2019 will change host country from Lithuania to Denmark.

The Nordic Championships will take place in Kolding, Denmark on November 23rd.
The competition is open for national team members from the 8 member countries within the Nordic Karate Federation.
In the bulletin you will find all the necessary information, please see invitation below.

Welcome to Denmark!

Nordic medals in the 2nd European Games

Six nordic athletes competed in the 2nd European Games in Minsk, Belarus, the last weekend of June, with the impressive result of three medals.

Kalvis Kalnins from Latvia took the gold medal in kumite -60 and Finland and Estonia both fought their way to bronzes, through Titta Keinanen in kumite +68 and Pavel Artamonov in kumite -75.

Men’s Kumite -60kg

Full results:
Elimination RoundsSemi-Final / Final
Women’s Kumite +68kg

Full results:
Elimination RoundsSemi-Final / Final
Men’s Kumite -75kg

Full results:
Elimination RoundsSemi-Final / Final

New NKF-website

Welcome to the new official NKF-website! This site replace the earlier web page found at . This site is hosted by NKF HQ in Sweden, if you have any questions please contact the NKF General Secretary Sarah W. Cedercrona, by e-mail:

Nordic collaboration for security and etiquette

The countries within the Nordic Karate Federation have decided to start a collaboration to prevent the breaking of rules, security breeches and misconduct by member clubs.

There have been incidents where coaches and clubs competing in neigbouring countries have been found breaking rules in a serious manner seemingly under the wrong impression that it is easier and more accepted abroad. For example such as deliberately enrolling the same person in more than one age category, under false names. The NKF leadership share the opinion that this type of behaviour is not only deemed unethichal but also puts the competitor and opponents in the same categories in risk of injury. It´s particularly serious when it comes to children and youths, considering the differences in physical growth and mental maturaty that can rapidly change within this period of life. Matters like this and others, which can be labelled as misconduct, will be reported to the national federation by the chief referee present at the competition in question, and forwarded to the home country for the coach/club involved in the incident, for possible further judicial action.

The goal with this collaboration is to maintain the quality of competition and to protect the values of karate, budo, such as respectful and ethical etiquette.

The decision was made at a NKF meeting in connection to the European Championships in Guadalajara.