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KILKENNY / IRELAND

ELECTION OF THE NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND IKU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

From October 18th to 23rd 2017, Kilkenny (Ireland) has hosted the 3rd IKU World Championship.

During the event the representatives from  different countries elected the new IKU President as well as the four members of the Board of Directors who will remain in office for four years (2017/2021).

The competition was a great success, the most important in IKU history: 27 nations (not federations), almost 1200 actual athletes not only from all over Europe, but also from America, Africa and Asia, gave the event the feature of a “true” world championship, dimension often lacking in other organizations.

The sport hall at Cillin Hill Hub adequately and tidily hosted the thousands of athletes together with referees, masters, managers and relatives. The competition, perfectly managed by the Irish Federation represented by its President Mr. Pat Whelan and its untiring Secretary Mrs. Sheila Hefferman, was carried out on five tatamis without any accident, thanks to the improved refereeing level.

In the evening of October 18th, the delegates elected the new President in the person of the Brazilian Master Gilles Willemin, a real gentleman. A hearty applause showed the general appreciation for the new leader.  Following the election, Mr. Riccardo Mosco (Italy) and Mr. Sergey Rostovtsev (Russia) have been appointed as Vice Presidents; Mr. Mihai Cioroianu (Romania) and Mr. BK. Bharat (India) as Members of Board. Moreover, Mr. Riccardo Mosco was appointed to hold the very delicated task of IKU General Secretary.

Now, after the hard times that came out of the death, of the former General Secretary,  Daniele Lazzarini, when IKU remained without any leadership, the organization has recompacted and thanks to a well defined development project, we restart with an ambitious and innovative work that, we trust, will bring great results in the field of the international Karate.

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International Karate Union | Members

ALGERIA

ASSOCIATION JEUNESSE SPORT
President: Mehal Naceur
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ARGENTINA

LIGA ARGENTINA DE KARATE
President: Diego Hernan Zelich

AZERBAIJAN

AZERBAIJAN KARATE-DO FEDERATION
President: Guliyev Nurlan

BANGLADESH

I.K.U. BANGLADESH
President: Abul Kalam Azad

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BELARUS

BELARUSSIAN FEDERATION SHITO RYU KARATE
President: Kuryanovich Anatolii

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

KARATE UNION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
President: Mirsad Fejzic

BRASIL

CONFEDERAÇÃO ESPORTIVA E EDUCACIONAL BRASILEIRA DE KARATE
President: Gilles Willemin

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CHILE

ASOCIACION CHILENA DE KARATE DO
President: Luis Astorga Camus

CUBA

UNION CULTURAL CUBANA I KARATE DO
President: Ernesto Castillo Naranjo

CZECH REPUBLIC

SHI KON BUDOKAI CZECH REPUBLIC
President: Slavomir Svoboda

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TRADICIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO

President : Tony Baez

EGYPT

EGYPTIAN CONFEDERATION OF KICK BOXING & KARATE
President: Khaled El Kamash

ENGLAND

KARATE SPORT ENGLAND
President: IAN CUTHBERT

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ESTONIA

ESTONIAN KARATE JITSU FEDERATION
President: Andrei Meteljov

FRANCE

ASS. KARATE FRANCE

President : Cedric Bannel

GERMANY

AJKA GERMANY
President: Arnfried Krause

GREECE

I.K.U. GREECE
President: Kroustaloudi Angeliki

HAITI REPUBLIC

FEDERACION DE KARATE I.K.U. REPUBLICA DE HAITI
President: Pierre Richard Lareus

HUNGARY

AJKA HUNGARY
President: Leslie Safar

INDIA

ALL INDIA YOUTH KARATE FEDERATION
President: Bhupendra Kumar Bharat

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IRELAND

KARATE IRELAND
President: Brian Whelan

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ITALY

FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA KARATE
President: Riccardo Mosco

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LATVIA

LATVIJAS KARATE DZITSU FEDERACIJA
President: Aleksandrs Dudoladovs

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MALAYSIA

OKINAWA FREESTYLE MARTIAL ART KARATE
President: Eme Maya A/P Hari Singh

MONTENEGRO

SEISHINKAI ASSOCIATION OF MONTENEGRO
President: Dragoslav Vujicic

NORTHERN IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL KARATE UNION NORTHERN IRELAND
President: Dermott Mc Laughlin

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PERU

INTERNATIONAL KARATE UNION PERU
President: Luis Huaman Maldonado

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PHILIPPINES

PUKKO – Philippine Union Karate & Kobudo Organizations
President: Marcelo Monte Navarroza

POLAND

POLISH FUDOKAN KARATE ASSOCIATION
President: Mariusz Gawlik

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ROMANIA

EUR&KA ROMANIA
President: Mihai-Horia Cioroianu

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RUSSIA

RUSSIAN KARATE-DO UNION
President: Sergey Rostovtsev

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SCOTLAND

SCOTTISH KARATE ORGANISATION
President: Martin Mccall

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SERBIA

KARATE UNION OF SERBIA
President: Dusan Dacic

SLOVENIA

KZ WORLD KARATE DO SHOTOKAN ACADEMY SLOVENIJA
President: Ljubo Javorsek

SOUTH AFRICA

IKU SUD AFRIKA

President : Imtiaz Abdulla

SRI LANKA

SRI-LANKA KARATE UNION
President: Indunil Karunaserena

SWITZERLAND

TAKETOMI KAI
President: Gaetano Frongillo

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TAIWAN

TAIWAN KARATE-DO FEDERATION
President: Fu-Shing Chen

TUNISIA

I.K.U. TUNISIAN
President: Hamadi Ferjani

UKRAINE

JUNDOKAN FEDERATION OF UKRAINE
President: Valeriy Kusiy

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WALES

KARATE WALES
President: Taha Idris

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