Karate World Championships 2016 in Linz

Hara. The center.

Hara is the middle of the body, the seat of one’s inner and outer strength.


Do. The way.

Do stands for development, striving, growth, conservation and change, consciousness, insight, adaptability, the chosen life.


Kime. The decision.

Kime is the total commitment to act, showcasing one’s inner energy (Ki) in his/her external movement.


Kamae. The readiness.

Kamae is an internal as well as external state of readiness. Body and mind are open and prepared for fast action and reaction.


Rei. The greeting.

The bow in Karate-do is an expression of courtesy, respect and thankfulness. “Without courtesy, the value of Karate-do gets lost” (Gichin Funakoshi).


Shownight - Multimedia opening ceremony of the Karate World Championships 2016

Shownight - Multimedia opening ceremony of the Karate World Championships 2016

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The Karate World Championships 2016 in Linz

From 25 October 2016 to 30 October 2016 the World Championships will take place in Linz, Tips Arena. Upper Austria is looking forward to about 2000 athletes and coaches from 135 nations. Click on the icon to enter the right date in your calendar

The focal points

In addition to the values and colors, there are other areas of the World Championships, which fit seamlessly into the overall concept. Each focus is very important to us, therefore, these priorities are whole days dedicated.

  • Culture
    26. October 2016
  • Responsibility
    27. October 2016
  • Persons with disabilities
    28. October 2016
  • Art
    29. October 2016
  • Sports
    30. October 2016


T-Shirt Women - orange
KARATE 2016 T-Shirt Damen orange
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T-Shirt Men - orange
KARATE 2016 T-Shirt Herren orange
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T-Shirt Women - green
KARATE 2016 T-Shirt Damen grün
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Informative background information about the Karate World Championships in 2016 in Linz and its preparation. Different topics in our Youtube channel.

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News around the WC 2016 in Linz

Workshop Linz

146 World Championshops volunteers made Kata in Linz and carry the event full of energy to the world

03.07.2016 - "Rei! Heian Shodan "- this command Hans Werner Streicher, Head of the Organization of the Karate World Championships, 25th-30th October in the TipsArena of Linz, gave at the end of Volunteers Workshop. Then 146 seminar participants started making this Kata. "This energy ran like a thread through the course. We now have over 100 new international ambassadors from Germany, Poland, Sweden, Russia, France, Morocco and Denmark for the World Championships", OC President Streicher was impressed.


Dan of Honour for Interior Minister Sobotka

03.06.2016 - Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka and Upper Austrian Marshal Andreas Pilsl got warmed up for the Karate World Championships 2016 in the Passage shopping mall in Linz. The two gentlemen were highly impressed by the Karate shows of the Kata team male Ajdin Besic, Christoph and Lukas Buchinger and Kata team female Kristin Wieninger, Joan-Marie Stadler and Patricia Bahledova from St. Pölten. The girls from Lower Austria were very successful at the Premier League in Morocco where the gained the gold medal just a couple of days ago. Upper Austria´s medal hope Bettina Plank demonstrated her Karate skills as well.


The Karate WC at Montpellier´s EC

09.05.2016 - From May 5th to 8th the 51st Karate European Championship took place in Montpellier, France, and we´ve been a part of it! Information was passed on and the official We Are Karate-shirts were tried and purchased right away at our World Championships stand (tenderly also referred to as the yellow bubble). As our partner OÖ-Touristik did send one of their experts to France, even accommodation and tickets could have been booked.



The Republic of Austria with about 8.4 million inhabitants and a size of 83,878 km² is located in Central Europe. The neighboring countries are Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.

Upper Austria

Upper Austria is with an area of 11,982 km² and 1.4 million inhabitants the fourth largest state in Austria. It borders the states of Germany and the Czech Republic as well as in the provinces of Lower Austria, Styria and Salzburg.


Linz is the largest town in Upper Austria. As it is both chartered municipality district and administrative headquarters of the district of Linz-Land. Its present economic importance obtained Linz as an industrial location and transportation hub.

Map: Europe with Austria in its country colors