Member of Pan American Traditional Karate Federation and the International Traditional Karate Federation
"The sole U.S. member of the International Traditional Karate Federation, the governing body for Traditional Karate as defined by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) 101st Session in 1993."
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The American Amateur Karate Federation (AAKF) is a nationwide public benefit, tax exempt corporation established under the U.S. Act of 1979 public law regarding sports governing bodies. Master Hidetaka Nishiyama was its first President.
The main purpose of the AAKF is to benefit the physical and mental health of the people of the United States through the development of Traditional Karate.
For this purpose, it continually develops the technical skill level of coaches, officials, and judges. In addition, it is responsible for setting guidelines, and for sanctioning local, regional, and national Traditional Karate events.
On the international basis, AAKF is a member of International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF) and its sole representative in the U.S. Through the ITKF, the AAKF sends a U.S. Team to participate in the international events and promotes international communication through Traditional Karate.