Mission Statement of the
International Federation of Karate (Kyokushin)
(1) Core Values
The IFK strives to operate worldwide as a high-quality association for Kyokushinkai Budo Karate.
The IFK promotes the philosophy of Kyokushin Budo Karate and aims to unite the member countries in an international organization, while preserving the national independence of its member countries.
The people who practice Kyokushinkai Karate are our focus and should be able to develop and feel comfortable within the Budo culture.
(2) Guiding Principles:
- to promote the dissemination, as well as the practice and instruction of Kyokushinkai Budo Karate, according to the teachings of Sosai Masutatsu Oyama. The basis for this are the three pillars Kihon, Kata, and Kumite.
- to use the Kihon and Kata system developed by Hanshi Steve Arneil within the member countries to promote Kyokushinkai Budo Karate.
- to provide a framework of conditions for the development of competencies in Kyokushinkai Budo sport through international championships and seminars, thereby promoting the global network of its member countries.
- to develop international communications to establish regulated sporting events in Kumite and Kata for the exchange of cultural experience between athletes, coaches and referees for the popularization of Kyokushinkai Karate.
- to define and implement international grading’s and examinations and award the appropriate Dan diplomas and belts in this context.
- To be in all areas cosmopolitan and maintains contact with other karate organizations, working with them, as far as it is politically possible, in partnership.
IFK BOARD/ REVISION 1APRIL 2018