Traditional Karate-do Renaissance Festival St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada



St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada


22-28 October 2018

On behalf of the World Traditional Karate-Do Federation and the Tournament Organizing Committee we are proud and honoured to invite all traditional karate-do practitioners to the Festival World Karate-do Renaissance which will be held on October 22-28, 2018 in St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada). The 2 main events will take place simultaneously there: World Traditional Karate-do Championships and Traditional Karate-do World Children’s Cup.

It will be the multi-style karate tournament. The competition will be attended by representatives of diverse schools of karate-do in the world. It will be the next step of our cooperation with World Fudokan Federation to develop our platform for the future of traditional karate-do worldwide.

Our vision of cooperation with the different karate organizations means that through the common historical heritage we should spread the benefits of practicing karate and use them in the global education and human development. We are very opened for variety which is beautiful in its nature. It is only one proper direction to understand the karate as a martial art, as art of good manners and way to see and understand the otherness.


St. John’s is the capital city of the province with a Metro area population of 205,000. It has the distinction of being the oldest city in North America, having been founded in 1497 and received a Royal Charter in 1583.

As one of the safest and friendliest cities on the continent, visitors are sure to enjoy some of the finest hospitality available anywhere on the planet. Guests will be steeped in the rich culture and history of the place, and whether they choose to explore the breathtaking scenery of Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America,, immerse themselves in the history of Signal Hill, where Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless transmission in 1901, or experience the vibrant nightlife of George Street, a stay in St john’s will make memories that will long endure.

(50 New Gower St, Saint John’s NL A1C 1J3)

The tournament itself will take place in Mile One Centre. Opened in 2001, this state of the art arena has a seating capacity of 7,000 and has hosted many national and international sporting, cultural and entertainment events. It is conveniently located right in the heart of Downtown St. John’s within easy walking distance of hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment facilities.


St. John’s situated on the Eastern most point of North America it is ideally located to host a world event, being closer to Europe than it is to the west coast of North America. With regular direct flights from both Dublin and London, it is just a 4-5 hour flight from Europe while also being convenient for travellers from the Americas.


Delta St. John’s Hotel (120 New Gower Street, St. John’s, NL A1C6K4, CA)


October 22 (Monday)
Arrival (athletes, judges and officials)

October 23 (Tuesday)
Judges’ Seminar

October 24 (Wednesday)
Judges’ Seminar Team training
VIP / Judges’ reception

October 25 (Thursday)
WTKF Meetings
Team training

October 26 (Friday)
Festival World Karate-Do Renaissance

October 27 (Saturday)
Festival World Karate-Do Renaissance
Sayonara Party

October 28 (Sunday)



Please contact your local embassy for visa procedure.

In case of you need invitation, please contact our T.O.C. Director, Ms. Michelle Critch at


Mark the date on your calendar now!

Please find attached competition rules and accommodation offer. The instruction, how to register, will be sent soon.

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