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WORLD SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO FEDERATION
THE WSKF FOUNDING STATEMENT (1st June 1990)
We, karate exponents training in the art of World Shotokan, firmly reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination. We hold no position on religion and politics and recognize each individual and each organization as self-determining entities. We seek the growth and development of World Shotokan and through that the development of world peace. It is our firm decision to found our art as a modern and permanent one, firmly rooted in friendship and understanding between all human beings on the planet. We seek the development and growth of a world youth and health movement based on mutual understanding between all federated member organizations. Under these guiding principles we hereby organize and found the World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (WSKF).
WSKF CHIEF INSTRUCTOR HITOSHI KASUYA
Born 23rd February, 1948. Graduated from the 13th JKA Kenchusei group in 1973. As a student at Tokyoís Hosei University he distinguished himself in the University karate club and captained its team. While an instructor at the JKA he began laying the foundation for his future as one of Japanís outstanding karate masters by distinguishing himself in numerous international championships.
1975 1st place team kata & kumite IAKF world championships (USA)
1976 1st place individual kumite Asian Pacific Championships (Hong Kong)
1977 1st place team kata & kumite IAKF world championships (Japan)
1980 4th place WUKO world championships (Spain)
At this point Kasuya Sensei was reassessing his future career in the JKA when he heard that his sempai Hirokazu Kanazawa Sensei was leaving the JKA. Kasuya Sensei decided to follow and assist in the establishment of the Shotokan Karate International (SKI) organization in 1980.
1982 3rd place team kumite WUKO world championships (Taiwan)
1983 1st place individual kata & team kumite SKI world championships (Japan)
1985 1st place individual kumite SKI world championships (Germany)
1990 established the World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation
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