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The many times champion the European Dejan Nedev confirms attendance at ITKF World Championship

XX World Championship of Traditional Karate

November 19, 2019

By PAULO PINTO I Photos DISCLOSURE

Curitiba – PR - Brazil


Macedonian Karate wants to show the combat sports world that ITKF is one of the world's leading karate management entities


Dejan Nedev, the Macedonian double world karate Champion

Big names in traditional world karate are already packed to land later this month in Curitiba (PR), where they will compete for podiums at the XX World Traditional Karate Championship and the V Interclub World Cup. Among them is Dejan Nedev, Northern Macedonia's most successful karate athlete.


Still in Europe, Dejan Nedev said his greatest satisfaction will be to see ITKF shows its full potential in Curitiba.


“My expectation is to compete with a record number of opponents and for the Traditional Karate World Championship and the Interclub World Cup to bring together the largest number of countries. My main goal is to show the world of combat sports that the International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF) is one of the most important karate management entities in the world”, said Nedev.


“A major factor in this competition is the opportunity we will all have to show that traditional karate is true karate. Which, in fact, is much more than just a sport and shows us a way, philosophy and lifestyle based on budo and the principles we have been given by Hidetaka Nishiyama sensei”, emphasized the two-time Macedonian world champion, who concluded:

“This ITKF World Championship is very important for us to ratify the quantitative and qualitative development of traditional world karate. We expand our territories each year, and due to the unification of all traditional karate entities, we are building a single, much stronger world federation.”


Leaders of the Macedonian Federation of Traditional Karate honor athletes who won medals at the European Championships held in Jerusalem

Top Titles


Among the most important titles won by Dejan Nedev in his career at the European Traditional Karate Federation and the International Traditional Karate Federation are:


International Traditional Karate Federation

Bronze medal at the Fuku-gô, Poland, in 1998

Bronze medal in team kumite and enbu in Italy in 2000

World Team Kumite Runner-Up, Serbia, 2002

Runner-up with Fuku-gô in Canada in 2006

World runner-up at the kata in egypt in 2014

World runner-up at the kogo kumite in Egypt in 2014

World runner-up in team kata in Egypt in 2014

World Champion with Fuku-gô in Slovenia in 2015

World Champion in Team Kata, Italy, 2017

Bronze Medal at the Individual Kata in Italy in 2017

European Traditional Karate Federation

Bronze medal at Enbu, Italy, 1998

Bronze medal at the Enbu, Ukraine, 2002

Kata Champion in, Portugal, 2001

Silver medal in kumitê, in Portugal, 2001

Bronze Medal at the Fuku-gô in Portugal, 2001

Silver Medal at Fuku-gô, Russia, 2002

Silver medal at Fuku-gô, Russia, 2002

Silver medal Team Kumite, Northern Macedonia, 2004

Bronze Medal at the Fuku-gô, Malta, 2005

Champion in the individual kumite in Jerusalem, 2011

Silver medal in team kumite in Jerusalem, 2011

Bronze Medal at the Fuku-gô, Serbia, 2013

Champion at the Kata, Slovenia, 2016

Champion in the kumite, Slovenia, 2016

Champion at the kata in Serbia 2018

Champion at the fuku-gô in Serbia 2018

Champion at the Kata, Romania, 2019


Dejan Nedev being honored at SporTV Macedonia

XX World Traditional Karate Championship 2019


The XX World Championship of Traditional Karate will be held from December 2 to 8 at the PUC-PR gymnasium in Curitiba (PR). Parallel activities are the V Interclub World Cup, technical and arbitration courses, scientific congresses, meetings on the University of Karate and the Technical and Administrative Committee, in addition to the Continental Assemblies and General Assembly of the International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF).

More information on ITKF's Curitiba event set can be on here



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