World Karate Federation (WKF) is the international karate federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC . In 1970 the first World Federation was created, the World Union of Karate-Do Organizations (WUKO), which in 1990 became the WKF. Karate is by far the world’s largest martial arts. Karate and will for the first time participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
President of WKF is Antonio Espinos, Spain and the Secretary General is Toshihisa Nagura, Japan. The WKF headquarter is in Madrid.
Only national organization/federations can join the continental unions and WKF . World Karate Federation WKF has 188 member countries in the five continental unions:
AKF: Asian Karatedo Federation
EKF: European Karate Federation
OKF: Oceanian Karate Federation
PKF: Panamerican Karate Federation
UFAK: African Karate Federation
World Karate Federation´s website: www.wkf.net