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PRESIDENT Kenji Midori , Japan
Vice President Isao Kobayashi, Japan
Vice President Attila Meszaros, Europe
Board Member Kazuo Miyoshi, Japan
Board Member Yasuharu Fujiwara, Japan
Board Member Masashi Kimoto, Japan
Board Member Sampei Keiji, Japan
Board Member, Yuri Shabanov, Russia
Board Member, Shivaji Ganguly, Asia
Board Member, Peter Volke, South Pacific
Board Member, Isaac Mashinini, Africa
Board Member, Ahmad Pourmohseni, Middle East
Board Member, Antonio Gonzalez, Central America
Board Member, Eduardo Garcia, South America
OUTLINE OF THE WKO REGULATIONS
The World Karate Organization, is a democratically run organization, with its headquarter in Japan. The main purpose of the Organization is to follow the spirit of Kyokusin Karate and devote itself to spread and develop Kyokushin Karate world wide. As a contribution to society , the WKO shall work on the development of personal character through training of the mind and body, and also for raising healthy, young people.
The highest decisive authority within the Organization is the General Assembly which is formed by the affiliated countries and their Branch Chiefs.The General Assembly meets every 4th year, in connection with the World Tournament, and it is also possible to have extra meetings in between. The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly and has 15 members.
The President as well as the Board Members and other officials of the Organization are elected with the term of office of four years. The President must be stationed in Japan.
The Organization is devided into ten Regions:
3. Central America
5. Middle East
6. North America
8. South America
9. South Pacific
Each Region has their own organization, and elects a Regional Representative to represent the Region in the Board. Each Region consists of several countries, and each country select a Country Representative among the Branch Chiefs in that Country. A Branch Chief is recommended by the Country, the Region and must then be approved of by the Board.
The main activities of the WKO are the World Tournament and the World Cup Championship which are alternatively held every second year. The World Tournament is held in Japan whilst the World Cup is held by the different Regions. The WKO does also conducts seminars and any other activities which assist in promoting and spreading Kyokushin Karate world-wide. Each Region and Country do also conduct tournaments, seminars and camps. The Organization is constantly growing.
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