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国際伝統空手連盟 - Kokusai Dentō Karate Renmei

ITKF

The International Traditional Karate Federation's mission is to preserve the principles of Traditional Karate developed by Master Nishiyama, with the support of Sport Sciences and Neurosciences. The maxim that guides us is “Budo for Life”, a vision of Karate aimed at the development and improvement of the human being. The well-oriented practice of Traditional Karate, in addition to effective self-defense, brings many benefits to physical and mental health. Our institution is at a time of growth and expansion at a global level, based on solid strategic planning. We are open to anyone who wants to join an organization recognized worldwide for the quality and seriousness of its work. The tradition continues. Gilberto Gaertner, ITKF Chairman 国際伝統空手連盟 - Kokusai Dentō Karate Renmei

Chairman’s Timeline

ITKF Organizational Structure

Officials 

Gilberto Gaertner – Chairman

Vladimir Jorga – Board of Directors

Richard Jorgensen – Board of Directors

Antonio Walger – Board of Directors

Ibrahim Al-Bakr – Board of Directors

Dejan Nedev – Board of Directors

Luiz Alberto Küster – General Secretary

Rui Francisco Martins Marçal – Treasurer

Sadiomar Santos – General Director

Fernando Silva – Controller

Jorge Alexandro Crosa – Controller

 

Technical Committee

Chairman – Sensei Richard Jorgensen (Canada)

Sensei Tasuke Watanabe – (Brazil) Chairman, ITKF Shihan-kai Council

Sensei Gilberto Gaertner – (Brazil) President/Chairman, ITKF

Sensei Vladimir Jorga – (Serbia) Chairman, ITKF Medical Committee

Sensei Vencislav Nedev – (Macedonia) Committee Member

Sensei Eligio Contarelli – (Italy) – Committee Member

Sensei Justo Gómez – (Argentina) – Committee Member

 

Shihan-Kai Council

Chairman – Sensei Tasuke Watanabe – (Brazil)

Sensei Vladimir Jorga – (Serbia)

Sensei Richard Jorgensen – (Canada)

Sensei Bernardo Contarelli – (Italy)

Sensei Gilberto Gaertner – (Brazil)

Sensei Vencislav Nedev (suplent) – (Macedonia)

 

Athlete’s World Champions Committee

Dejan Nedev (Macedonia)

Cornel Musat (Romania)

Ricardo Luiz Buzzi (Brazil)

Manona Danciu (Romenia)

Martina Rey (Brazil)

 

Communications and Marketing Committee

Eyal Nirr (Israel)

Leonardo Neves Berg do Prado (Brazil)

Ibrahim Albakr (Egypt)

Roman Pavlovic (Slovenia)

 

Innovation and Technology Committee

Vinícius Sant’Anna Pinto (Brazil)

Joarez Evangelista Franco Junior (Brazil)

Rafael Gustavo Gaertner (Brazil)

Sheriff Abuel Enein (Egypt)

 

Advisors

Leonardo Neves Berg do Prado, as Communication Advisor

Raphael Gustavo Gaertner, as Innovation Advisor

Francisco Alexandre Martins, as Finance Advisor

Antonio Sergio Palu Filho, as Legal Advisor

Joarez Evangelista Franco Junior as IT Advisor

Vinicius Sant’Ana Pinto as Planning Advisor

Activities

The ITKF, in order to achieve the above-mentioned purposes, shall carry on the following activities:

• Hold the World Traditional Karate Championship and related activities.

• Hold the Traditional Karate World Cup.

• Hold and support regional tournaments, inter-country friendship tournaments and other related events.

• Establish, conduct and supervise various rules and regulations for Traditional Karate competition.

• Establish, conduct and supervise various standards pertaining to the techniques of Traditional Karate.

• Establish, conduct and supervise various standards pertaining to the qualifications of instructors and judges.

• Establish, conduct and supervise various standards pertaining to the athlete’s status.

• Hold and support lectures and seminars pertaining to Traditional Karate.

• Establish various educational and research institutions for the development of Traditional Karate.

• Publish & distribute official publications related to activities of the organization & Traditional Karate in general.

• Exchange information to provide useful material for member organizations.

• Carry out other activities necessary for achieving the aims of the organization.

Contact Us

In case of questions please contact ITKF team using the form below.

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