We are missing a significant amount of data on our National Team prior to 2007. We know most of the medal winners and they are posted on the International Competition History page of the website.
What we are missing are all the teammates and coaches for the Senior WKF World Championships from 1970 – 2004 and Sr PKF Continental Championships from 1981 to 2011.
As we move towards additional athlete representation on our board and committees, we can now utilize our 10yr+ athletes. 10 yr+ athletes are athletes who have represented the US in an official Team USA Delegation like the Pan Am Games or Olympics or in a protected elite competition which today is defined as a Senior WKF World Championship. We are hoping to be able to expand that to include PKF Championships as we work with the USOPC Athlete Representation Working group.
Besides the governance goals, I would like to see USA Karate develop an Alumni network for our national team members. There are many lessons from the past that can help guide the future.
If you have any records or remembrances of teams or favorite athletes, please email them to the national office firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please include as much information as you can on the year, the team, the athlete or coach, the division they competed in and any contact information you have on the athlete.
We appreciate your help!