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What is ITKF?

The International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF) is the world governing body for Traditional Karate

Mission Statement (Objective):

The ITKF intends, by popularizing and developing Traditional Karate in the proper direction and by promoting and strengthening friendly relations among its member organizations and their members in all countries, to achieve the advancement of world sports and Budo spirit and thereby contribute to the perfection of human character.

The Mission of the ITKF is to protect the original Traditional Karate based on the foundation of Budo. Its goal is to maintain the concept of human development through Traditional Karate training.

Among the most important goals and priority of ITKF is to get recognition by International Olympic Committee and traditional karate to become an Olimpic discipline and sport.


International office address: st. Naroden Front 14, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia