I would like to welcome you to the XXI WGKF World Cup in Goju-ryu Karate and Kobudo in Odesa, Ukraine which will take place between 8th and 11th of May 2020, and is going to be the best demonstration of unity, friendship and strength. Odesa city is exceptionally proud of hosting this great international sport event. I am sure you will all enjoy the outstanding hospitality of the city which is often poetically called the “Sea Pearl” of the Black Sea. You will have opportunity to enjoy the summer life of our Arcadia with its thriving nightlife and beaches and Odesa city center with its great ancient architecture. Odessa Opera Theater is the 2nd most beautiful theater in the whole world.
But the most important is that you will get acquainted with good-humored and well-wishing citizens of Odessa. Jundokan Federation of Ukraine will do its best for the excellent organization of the event. All athletes and all members of the WGKF family deserve the best WGKF Championship. Karate is truly something special among other popular sports and is the symbol of true tolerance. I hope that tournament participants will take this opportunity to deepen friendships with one another and contribute to the continuation and development of Okinawa Karate-do and Kobudo around the world.
Welcome to Odesa!