The WKF firmly believes that one of the key elements of sporting progress is the maintenance of a world-renowned coaching staff. As a result of WKF`s efforts to ensure the development of athletes through the support and know-how they receive from their coaches, the International Karate Federation implements coaching programs throughout the year. In these programs, coaches have access to the level required to sit in coach boxes at major international events. June 10: OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT, PARIS (FRANCE) September 2: KARATÉ 1 – FIRST LEAGUE TASHKENT (OUZBÉKISTAN) February 18: KARATÉ 1-PREMIER LEAGUE LISBON (PORTUGAL) March 11: KARATÉ 1-PREMIER LEAGUE BAKOU (AZERBA-DJAN) September 16: KARATÉ 1 – YOUTH LEAGUE ISTANBUL (TURKEY) . . November 15: WORLD SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, DUBAI (UAE).