Message from WKO President (February & March 2018)

Dear Branch Chiefs and Contacts,
Thank you for your efforts to further develop and spread Budo Karate.
This is the first message for 2018, and I hope that all of us will have a great year. In Japan, we are in the middle of a cold winter. The media provides us with daily news of the Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang, South Korea. I wish all of the participants the best in their performance at the event. While receiving courage and strength from the participants, the recent cold weather makes me look forward to the coming of spring. I hope all of you are doing well in your country and region.

The 7th Greek Winter Camp

Date: January 26-28, 2018
Place: Mount Pelion, Greece
Organizer: WKO Greece (Country Representative: Branch Chief George Kosmidis)

The 7th Greek Winter Camp was held in great success on January 26-28.

News of Death-Shihan Toshikazu Sato

It is with great sadness and shock that we inform you that Shihan Toshikazu Sato (winner of the 8th All Japan Open Karate Championship in 1976) of the Akita Branch Honjo Dojo, passed away on February 3rd, at the age of 70.

The 1st International Fullcontact Karate Championship-Application Documents

The application forms and related documents for the 1st International Fullcontact Karate Championship that will be held on May 19 (Sat.) & 20 (Sun.) can be downloaded from the following link.

Uzbekistan Branch Annual Trainer-Instructors’ Seminar and Certification

Uzbekistan Branch Annual Trainer-Instructors’ Seminar and Certification
Date: January 13-14, 2018
Place: Navoi, Uzbekistan
Organizer: Uzbekistan Branch Chief Khasan Nazarov and Sensei Mutal Nazarov

On January 13-14, 2018, the Annual Trainer-Instructors’ Seminar and Certification, organized by Country Representative Branch Chief Khasan Nazarov and Sensei Mutal Nazarov