International Traditional Karate Federation

The International Traditional Karate Federation (国際伝統空手連盟, Kokusai Dentō Karate Renmei) or ITKF is the international governing body for Traditional Karate. This organisation was founded by Hidetaka Nishiyama. In the early 1990s, Nishiyama's refusal to align his ITKF organization with the World Union of Karate-Do Organizations (WUKO) caused the International Olympic Committee to suspend its recognition of WUKO as amateur karate's international governing body.[1][2] The ITKF and WUKO had been due to merge and form a unified karate organization, but this did not eventuate.[3] The WUKO eventually became the World Union of Karate-Do Federations in late 2008.[3]

International Traditional Karate Federation
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Formation1974
TypeSports association
Legal statusFederation
PurposeDevelopment of Karate as a sport Worldwide
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
Location
Region served
Worldwide
LeaderHidetaka Nishiyama
WebsiteITKF

List of National Federations by CountryEdit

The ITKF has national clubs in the following countries:[4]

Albania - Albanian Traditional Karate Federation
Antigua - Antigua Martial Arts Federation
Argentina - Asociación de Karate Tradicional Argentina
Australia - Australia Traditional Karate Federation
Austria - Austrian Traditional Karate Federation

Belarus - Traditional Karate-Do Federation of Belarus
Belgium - Belgian Amateur Karate Federation
Brazil - Brazilian Confederation Karate-Do Traditional

Canada - Canadian Traditional Karate Federation
Chile - Asociacion Karate Tradicional Chile
Colombia - Comisión Técnica Nacional de Karate Tradicional
Croatia - Traditional Karate Federation of Croatia
Cyprus - Cyprus Traditional Karate Federation
Dominican Republic - Federación Dominicana Karate Tradicional

Egypt - Egyptian Traditional Karate Federation - ETKF[5]
France - Fédération de Karaté Traditionnel et arts Martiaux Assimilés en France - FKTAMAF[6]
Georgia - Georgian Traditional Karate Federation
Germany - Deutscher Traditioneller Karate Verband
Greece - Greek Traditional Karate Federation

Hungary - Hungarian Traditional Karate-Do Federation

India - Traditional Karate Federation of India now merged into IPKC Indian Professional Karate Council www.ipkc.in
Indonesia - Federasi Karate Tradisional Indonesia
Iran - Iran Traditional Karate Association
Ireland - Irish Traditional Karate Federation
Israel - Traditional Karate Federation of Israel
Italy - Federazione Italiana Karate Tradizionale e. Discipline Affini

Japan - Japan Traditional Karate Federation

Kyrgyzstan - Traditional Karate-Do Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic

Latvia - Latvian Traditional Karate Federation

Malaysia - Association of Shotokan Karate Sabah
Malta - Traditional Karate Federation of Malta
Mexico - Traditional Karate Federation Mexico
Moldova - Traditional Karate-Do Federation of the Republic of Moldova

Netherlands - Nederlandse Traditionele Karate Federation
North Macedonia - Macedonian Traditional Karate Federation
Norway - Norwegian Traditional Karate Federation

Panama - San Ten Traditional Karate Association
Paraguay - Federación Paraguaya de Karate Tradicional
Peru - Asociación Peruana de Karate Tradicional
Philippines - Philippines Traditional Karate Federation
Portugal - Portuguese Traditional Karate Federation
Puerto Rico - Federación de Karate Tradicional de Puerto Rico

Romania - The Romanian Traditional Karate Federation
Rwanda - Rwanda Shotokan Karate Association

Serbia - Traditional Karate Federation of Serbia
Slovakia - Slovak Federation of Karate and Martial Arts
Slovenia - Slovenian Federation for Traditional Karate
Spain - Traditional Karate Organization in Spain
Sri Lanka - Ceylon Traditional Karate Federation
Switzerland - Swiss Traditional Karate Federation

United States of America - American Traditional Karate Federation
Uzbekistan - Regional Traditional Fudokan Karate-Do Federation of Uzbekistan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Karate in the Olympics? More than a pipe dream". Active Interest Media, Inc. (February 1985). Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. pp. 40–44. ISSN 0277-3066.
  2. ^ Coleman, J. (1993): "Watch out, WUKO—Here comes Shotokan Karate's Nishiyama! Noted Instructor claims he is ready to lead Olympic Karate movement if IOC ousts WUKO." Black Belt, 31(4):18–22.
  3. ^ a b World Union of Karate-Do Federations: About us Archived 2010-05-07 at the Wayback Machine (c. 2009). Retrieved on April 17, 2010.
  4. ^ National Federations: International Traditional Karate Federation Archived 2009-01-02 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "EGTKF - الأتحاد المصري للكاراتية التقليدي". egtkf.com.
  6. ^ "Liens FKTAMAF - Fédération de Karaté Traditionnel- fktamaf.free.fr". free.fr.

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