About US

Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, United World Karate (UWK) facilitates close cooperation and collaboration with the recognized world sport authorities; namely, Sport Accord and International Olympic Committee.

UWK Founding Members

United World Karate (UWK) was formed on July 17, 2014 by several major International Karate Federations, including:

  • International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF)
  • World Fudokan Federation (WFF)
  • World Union Karate-do Federations (WUKF)
  • World United Karate Organizations &AD (WUKO&AD)
  • International Karate Union (IKU)
  • World Karate Confederation (WKC)
  • International Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan (IKOK)

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OUR MISSION

The mission of UWK is to unify the diverse interests of the various forms of Karate and Karate Competition under one World Federation for the purpose of presenting a unified world stage in the interests of International and World level competition and developmental training for all Karate practitioners world-wide.
UWK seeks to encourage good relations between its member’s Permanent Karate Commissions, National Federations and their respective athletes around the world by providing proper athletic, coaching and officiating training to enhance the public presentation and understanding of karate and the systematic and holistic training of all karate participants regardless of their chosen avenue of participation.

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OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of this unification was to provide a united application to SportAccord for membership and recognition as the currently recognized Federation, WKF considers these organizations within its constitution to be “dissident” organizations and therefore disallows and prevents participation in major International Competitions such as SportAccord’s Combat Games, and the Continental Games of IOC.

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OUR PRINCIPLES

TO PROVIDE

A unified effort world-wide wherein karate as a martial art in its many forms and styles (schools) of training can become recognized by the major sport authorities of IOC and Sport Accord as a major global sport that involved millions of practitioners.

A unified forum of competition that recognizes and embraces the diversity that exists within the martial art of karate while at the same time unifies the focus and effort to celebrate the global nature of the martial art of karate itself.

A unified forum of standard for coaching principles, judging ability, competition quality and safety that ensures all participants are able to compete to their highest ability in a controlled environment that is safe for all participants, regardless of the individual karate Discipline they have chosen.

Opportunities for participants to develop at all levels of activity and competition from local community grassroots programs to international elite competition free from discrimination or bias of any kind.

Opportunities for participants to develop at all levels of activity and competition from local community grassroots programs to international elite competition free from discrimination or bias of any kind.

TO CREATE

Opportunities for the general public to view and understand the complexity of karate regardless of its origin and to ensure the governing bodies of its various Disciplines (Permanent Karate Commissions) follow the best practices currently known for athlete, coaching and judge development, sport medicine and special event organization.

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OUR TEAM

team Jorgense

Richard Jorgensen

UWK President

 

team Liviu

Liviu Crisan

1st vice-president UWK
(at the Executive Committee UWK)
President World Union of
Karate Do Federations. (WUKF)

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Vladimir Jorga

Vice President

Dr Vladimir Jorga,
a university professor,
doctor of sports medicine,
founder of karate style Fudokan 1980

team Yoshikazu  

Yoshikazu SUZUKI

Kamcho (the Technical Director).
The 2nd Vice-president IKOK

team Henke  

Sean Henke

WUKO & AD Chairman
UWK Founding Member