Karate into the Olympics 2020
This is the most important vote ever please sign and share this petition for Karate in the olympics

Karate into the Olympics‘The inclusion of Karate to the Olympics gives hopes and dreams to everybody in the karate world and also to the next generation.’

Looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Japan Karatedo Federation, in coordination with the WKF, has been making every effort for the inclusion of Karate into the Olympics with the support of Nippon Budo-kan, Japan Budo Association, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Promotion of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which has been set up with more than 110 members from both Houses of Parliament.

Now we are in the middle of our signature-collecting campaign together with JKF & WKF members and all karate fans.

In order to publicise the overwhelming wave of passionate vocal support for Karate to the Olympics to the world, as well as in Japan, we would like to ask your full support for and cooperation with this online signature-collecting campaign.

Antonio Espinós , WKF President & Takashi Sasagawa, JKF President


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EKF Club Membership now available

As the national governing body representing Karate groups in England, the Board of the EKF have been looking at ways to encourage new members to the EKF to enable them to obtain the benefits of affiliation.
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