WUKF History

The World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKF) is a democratic non-profit making international sport Karate body and one of the largest in the world. Our organisation exists to provide high level Karate competition for athletes worldwide and membership is open to all organisations and federations who believe in our values.

We believe that Karate should be open to everyone and membership of the WUKF does not compromise your own individual or federation affiliation. We believe in the basic principal that Karate should be open to all without restriction. The organisation is governed by the Executive Committee (ExCom) which is democratically elected every four years. The ExCom is the responsible body for leading, governing and organising all WUKF activity.

We are structured across the following five geographical areas: Africa, Asia, Europe, Pan America and Oceania. We organise events including World and Continental Championships. The WUKF has been headquartered in Belgium since 2013, following obtaining approval of the Belgian Ministry of Justice and Belgian Royal House.