About Us

AAKF Mission Statement

The American Amateur Karate Federation (AAKF) is a nationwide, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization created by Master Hidetaka Nishiyama in 1961. The AAKF aims to promote the practice of traditional karate-dō through regional and national training seminars and amateur karate competition. Its mission is to seek the perfection of character of its members in keeping with the precepts of traditional martial arts (budō).

AAKF Board of Directors

  • Alex Tong, President - Southwest Region
  • Albert Cheah, Vice-president - Western Region
  • Mahmoud Tabassi, Secretary and Treasurer - Mid Atlantic Region
  • Richard Kageyama, Executive Director - Western Region
  • John Hyatt, Director - South Atlantic Region
  • Vassil Peytchev, Director - Great Lakes Region
  • Art Wong, Director - North Central Region

Contact Information

  • Email: office@aakf.org
  • Mailing address: 1801 Century Park East, 24th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067