REQUEST FOR SUPPORT KARATE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Dear Branch Chiefs and Contacts,
Thank you for your daily efforts to further develop WKO.

I have contacted you today to request for your cooperation and support, for the signature-collecting campaign.

As you may have been aware, based on the posts on the WKO Facebook page and other media, there is a possibility for a reconsideration of the official categories at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

This possibility arose as a result of a policy change, which stems from the idea of the new IOC President, and whether to have such reconsideration will be decided in early December. If a reconsideration is decided, the host nation declares the category. If our activities go well after these 2 steps, the realization of Karate in the Olympic Games may become a reality.

As you may be aware, the WKF (World Karate Federation) and JKF (Japan Karatedo Federation) are playing the leading role in this movement for Karate to join the Olympic Games.

We believe that this movement will be an excellent opportunity to raise public awareness of Full Contact Karate, and the clear difference between the WKF rule and the Full Contact rule, while pursuing our grand goal, to have Karate join the Olympic Games.

For details, please confirm the related documents and video posted on the JFKO website. http://fullcontact-karate.jp/signaturecollectingcampaign

It would be great if WKO Branches all around the world can contribute to this cause.

The signature document can be downloaded from the website (above URL).

I sincerely hope that each Branch from around the world can contribute as many signatures as they can, and please send the original documents to WKO by November 30 (Sun.).

If by any chance, the signatures on documents is difficult, I request for your support to the online petition.It is time for Full Contact Karate to stand strong, and I ask for the cooperation from all members related to Full Contact Karate, regardless of affiliation/organization.

 

Thank you.
Best regards,
Kenji Midori
WKO President

 
Document-for-Signatures - download

 

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