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World Karate and Kickboxing World Championships

WKC America

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Letʼs be honest. The term “World Champion” is over used in sport martial arts circles. I guess that you can say that we now have various levels of world championships. There are those that are city and state based; those that are regional featuring North and South American countries; and those that require a passport, feature country vs country competition, allow the athlete to enjoy a podium experience, and play the championʼs national anthem.

It is the latter category that the fledging World Karate and Kickboxing Commission and its member countries fall. With the WKC USA each year the number of competitors and states that we have had participate has grown. Along with this growth has come a definite annual increase in talent as is represented by the number of divisions Americans have entered as well as our medal count.

It is said in the book, Controversy creates Cash, that an entity can be less than, the same as, or different than. In America we have a plethora of circuits where awesome competitors demonstrate their talents. However most are different than the WKC and are not our rivals. Instead we see the WKC as the home of those that want to compete for national championships that open the door to true international competition......and World Titles.

Most athletes will tell you that the epitome of the competitive experience is to represent your country. It is a memory that stays with you all of your life. The chills one receives from the opening ceremonyʼs parade of countries; having legions of your country men cheering screaming “USA” as you compete; the tears that are shed on the medal stand; and the number of friends one makes from all across the world; The WKC experience is one that stands alone. Join the movement!

Richard Plowden
WKC America President

WKC World Championship competitors

2014 WKC Events


East Coast Qualifier
Victory Winter Classic
Sunday January 26, 2014
Brooklyn House of Champions
8115 Foster Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11236
Garth Binns (347) 641-WKC7

Southern Qualifier
Tony Youngʼs All Star Karate Nationals
Saturday March 1, 2014
Arlington Christian School
Fairburn, GA
Tony Young (404) 763-8939

Midwest Qualifier
American Sport Karate Championships
Saturday March 8, 2014
Trailbridge Middle School
Shawee Mission, KS 66216
David Clifton (913) 441-9999

Liberty City Qualifier
Philadelphia Pro Am
Saturday March 8, 2014
Althea Gibson Tennis Center
1000-38 West Girard
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Keith McKinley (267) 984-8431

Southeast Qualifier
Saturday March 22, 2014
White House Heritage Elementary School
220 West Drive
White House, TN 37188
Scott Wren (615) 672-3773

WKC Mideast Qualifier
March 22, 2014
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center
3536 Secor Road
Toledo, OH 43606
Jeff Bryant
Scott Gorham

WKC Rocky Mountain Qualifier
April 26, 2014
Ralston Valley High School
13355 W. 80th Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
Kris Pilgrim (720) 441-3656

Upstate NY Qualifier
Upstate Championships
May 3, 2014
Total Sports Experience
880 Elmgrove Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
Richard Everage (585) 298-1063

Free State Qualifier
Maryland Victory Cup
Saturday May 3, 2014
Randallstown Community Center
3505 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21333
Leroy Taylor (443) 255-7177

Windy City Qualifier
**RESCHEDULED: 7th Annual Naperville Challenge**
May 4, 2014
Wheaton Park District Central Athletic Center
500 S. Naperville Rd
Wheaton, Illinois 60817
John Sharkey (630) 369-8055

Twin Cities Qualifier
Sunday May 18, 2014
Valley Rumble
Stillwater High School
5701 Stillwater Blvd N
Stillwater, Minn 55082
(651) 303-7947

WKC Nationals
June 6-7, 2014
Adoba Hotel
600 Town Center Drive Dearborn, Mi
Richard Plowden (313) 410-2642