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2015: The year ahead in karate

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Karate is one of those non-Paralympic sports that has a number of people with disabilities playing, adapting it to suit their needs and abilities.  Competitions exist on the local level and international level to cater to athletes.

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June

  • 1st European Deaf Martial Arts Championships takes place in Sofia, Bulgaria from June 15 – 21.

September

  • 2015 Asia-Pacific Deaf Games take place from September 29 – October 13  in Taoyuan, Taipei. Sports on the program include athletics, tennis, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cycling, football, futsal, Taekwondo, karate, Orienteering, swimming, table tennis, judo, volleyball, and wrestling.

As some of these events are a long time in the future, please double check dates as they get closer to confirm them.  If there are any dates or events missing, please comment on the post and it will be added.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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