Initial Greetings

President of the European Karate Federation

I am very pleased to welcome all Karate fans to the 2020 EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships to be held in Budapest (Hungary), an event to further showcase the tremendous impact of our sport in young ages.

It is always a source of pride to corroborate the remarkable progress of the younger generations of karatekas in major events such as the one to take place in the capital of Hungary from February 7 to 9. I encourage all fans from Europe and from all over the world to follow the competition and not to miss all the action from the Budapest Olympic Centre Arena as I am sure that we will enjoy three thrilling days of the best Karate. Also, we will have the opportunity to see in action the future stars of our sport.

I want to take the opportunity to thank the Hungarian Karate Federation and its President Mr. Janos Meszaros for their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm. I am confident that the event will be a resounding success and that youngsters from all over Europe will find the best conditions to demonstrate their outstanding abilities.

Best of luck to all the participants and organisers and a big "Oss" to all of you Karate fans.

Antonio Espinós
President of the European Karate Federation

President of the Hungarian Karate Federation

Dear Guests, Sport Friends and Athletes,

It is a great honour to host the most prestigious event of the rising generation of karatekas, the EKF Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships.

I am particularly glad that only 7 years after the Senior European Championships, Budapest is to host such an exclusive and international karate tournament.

Hungary and Budapest, located in the heart of Europe, will do their best to officiate as host.

We would like to show good example of organization and hospitality.

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games approaches, the prestige of karate is noticeably growing.

Here in Budapest, we are highly committed to fulfill these expectations.

Sport has a significant role in Hungary, we have hosted several tournaments of great magnitude in recent years.

The Junior, Cadet & U21 EKF Championships fits perfectly in this line of events.

Hereby I would like to take the opportunity to thank the European Karate Federation and for Mr. Antonio Espinós president of the European and World Karate Federation, to choose Budapest among the many esteemed candidates, and we are also grateful to the Hungarian Government for their kind support.

The traditions and the high standards of this competition that were set by our predecessors inspire us to really make this event the celebration of our beloved karate.

We sincerely hope for an exciting competition with enthusiastic spectators, and wish lots of success, professional experiences and injury-free combats to the participants!

Mr. János József Dr. Mészáros
President of the Hungarian Karate Federation