14th JKA/WF World Cup



JKA Ireland is proud to be hosting the 14th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World karate-Do Championships in Limerick City Ireland. The venue chosen for this event is the Sports Arena at the University of Limerick; The University of limerick offers a wide variety of accommodation, restaurants and leisure facilities, and is the designated accommodation for the World Championships, it is suitable for teams, coaches, referee’s, supporters and families.

Japan Karate Association is also holding a world Gasshuku, Grading and Judge Tests on the 15th 16th 17th of August before the Championships. 

Please follow this link to the world championships official website to book accommodation, Airport transfers, farewell party tickets, and spectator tickets https://www.jkaworldchampionships2017.com/.

Please contact jkaworldchampionships2017@abbey.ie    for any visa enquiries, or if you are having difficulty booking accommodation on the website. 

The City of Limerick is 4 km from the university and is serviced regularly by public transport and taxi companies; Limerick city also has a variety of hotels. If you would like assistance to book hotels contact   jkaworldchampionships2017@abbey.ie Telephone  00353 1 6486282

Agenda 15th to the 20th August 2017

Monday 14th August registration of competitors, officials and staff,  welcome packs to be collected , Location World Cup official registration office University of limerick

Tuesday 15th of August JKA world Gasshuku, The Arena University of Limerick

Wednesday 16th August JKA World Gasshuku The Arena University of Limerick

Thursday 17th August 9am Dan grading 11.30 license tests 2pm referees Meeting 5pm international directors meeting,

Friday 18th of August Junior World Championships The Arena University of Limerick

Saturday 19th of August 14th Funakoshi Gichin Cup Eliminations The Arena University of Limerick

Sunday 20th August, Opening ceremony 9am followed by the 14th Funakoshi Gichin Cup Final. The Arena University of Limerick.

JKA Ireland




To: All JKA Members

Dear Sirs,

We JKA HQ hope you, your family and all members of JKA WF are in good spirit.

We are pleased to inform you of the detail of the “World Championship Tournament” as attached files;

Attached file

  1. 14th Gichin Cup (Plans)
  2. 2017 World Cup Application Form

Official Website

We also announce the opening the official website by our host, JKA Ireland.

You can check the schedule, venue, accommodation, transportation and related information here;


Venue https://www.jkaworldchampionships2017.com/venue

Accommodation https://www.jkaworldchampionships2017.com/copy-of-tournament-info

JKA World Gasshuku

As we informed in previous e-mail, JKA World Gasshuku on August 15th and 16th and exams on 17th will be holed,

prior to World Championship Tournament.

In this Gasshuku, we will hold the following exams;

  1. Dan exam : Up to 7 DAN
  2. Qualification exam: Up to A Instructor, A Judge and B Examiner
  3. Special Dan/Qualification Right exam (including renewal)

The more detail information about Gasshuku will be announced in April.

JKA HQ Instructors are looking forward seen you all in Ireland!