Asian Karatedo Federation
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|Asian Karatedo Federation|
|Headquarters||Headquarters of the AKF is situated in the country/region the elected President resides.|
|Region served||Asian Continental countries/regions|
|Membership||39 Affiliated Countries|
|Official languages||English is the official language. If any question in respect to the sport or technique of Karate, it will be referred to the original Japanese text.|
|President||Kuang-Huei Chang of Chinese Taipei|
The Asian Karatedo Federation (AKF) is the governing body of sport karate of about 39 countries of karatedo federation in Asia. The AKF is a non-profit organization and performs its activities on an amateur basis in compliance with the principles set forth in the Olympic Charter, duly recognized by the World Karate Federation, the largest international governing body of sport karate with over 180 member countries. It is the only karate organization recognised by the International Olympic Committee and has more than fifty million members. The AKF organizes the Asian Karatedo Championships, the Junior and Senior AKF Championships in every two years in between the Olympic and Asian Games and participates in WKF World Karate Championships. The President of the AKF is Kuang-Huei Chang of Chinese Taipei and Bill Mok of Hong Kong, China serves as the Secretary General.
History of AKF
Asian Karatedo Federation founded as APUKO (Asian Pacific Union of Karatedo Organizations) in the year 1973.
It changed to AUKO (Asian Union of Karatedo Organizations) in 1992 after WUKO was admitted to IOC.
AKF Country Member's Federations