We were delighted to join colleagues from across the global Karate community in signing a Memorandum of Understanding with ISF. The agreement was signed in Belgrade yesterday by Mr Ilija Jorga (WFF), Mr Aurel Patru (SKDUN), Mr Roberto Perri (WUKF) and Mr. Laurent Petrynka (ISF). Recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)Backend Editor since 1995, the ISF currently consists of 132 members over five continents. The first major event it will be late October 2024 in Bahrain at the ISF Gymnasiade under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom. The only international multisport event targeting school sport athletes, the ISF Gymnasiade 2024 is expected to draw an unprecedented participation of nearly 5,000 students from more than 80 countries.