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Philippine Karatedo Federation

The Philippine Karatedo Federation N.S.A., Inc. (PKF-NSA)[1] is the governing body claiming jurisdiction over the sport of karate in the Philippines.[2]

Philippine Karatedo Federation N.S.A.
Philippine Karatedo Federation logo.png
PresidentJoey Romasanta
SecretaryEmerson Balbin
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The Philippine Karatedo Federation was a member of the World Karate Federation until April 2018 when the world body withdrew recognition amidst allegation of funds misuse allocated for the karate delegation which competed at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.[3] However the PFK-NSA is given a chance to discuss the recognition withdrawal at the November 2018 WKF Congress.[1]

The Philippine Sports Commission in response to the recognition withdrawal revoked its support for the national karate association while the Philippine Olympic Committee maintained that the PKF-NSA is still a member. The POC took over the training and selection process of national karate athletes with former Karate coach Jobet Moarles as overseer.[1]


POC 1st Vice President Joey Romasanta was their president until he was resigned from the board and appointed as the president of Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. in March 2015. He was re-elected in the same position in October 2016.

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  1. ^ a b c Terrado, Reuben (25 April 2018). "POC takes over karatedo affairs after federation stripped of recognition by world body". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Early Iran training for 10 karate SEAG bets". Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. ^ Terrado, Reuben (18 April 2018). "Philippine Karatedo Federation stripped of WKF recognition over alleged funds misuse". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 18 April 2018.

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