The European Karate Federation (EKF) is the governing body of sportkarate of more than 50 countries in Europe. The EKF was founded in 1963 and is composed of the National Karate Federations of most European Nations and is recognised by it as its only representative in Europe, member of World Karate Federation, the largest international governing body of sport karate with over 130 member countries. It is the only karate organization recognised by the International Olympic Committee and has more than ten million members. The EKF has the aim of promoting, organising, regulating and popularising the sport of Karate and participates in WKF World Karate Championships. The President of the EKF is Antonio Espinos of Spain who serves also as the president of WKF.