The World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (W.S.K.F) has members in 75 countries. It was founded in 1990 by Hitoshi Kasuya Sensei (8. Dan) and Takeaki Kamiyanagi Sensei (9. Dan) and is a global organisation with an experienced chief instructor. Kasuya Sensei finished the JKA (Japan Karate Association) instructor course in 1973. He was a student of Nakayama Sensei, who had an important impact on him because of his scientific approach to karate and his ability to challenge his students. Kasuya Sensei was a member of Japan’s national team until 1982, participating first in IAKF and then in WUKO (World Union of Karate-do Organizations) world championships. In 1983 and 1985 he became SKIF (Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation) world champion in kata, respectively kumite. Until 1987, he participated in tournaments, and was also active as instructor. At present he is active as an instructor and referee.
We, Karate exponents, training in the art of World Shotokan, firmly reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination. We hold no position on religion or politics and recognize each individual and each separate organization as self determining entities. We seek the growth and development of World Shotokan and through that the development of world peace. It is our firm decision to found our art as a modern and permanent one, firmly rooted in friendship and understanding between all human beings on the planet. We seek the development and growth of a world youth and health movement based on mutual understanding between all federated member organizations. Under the these guiding principles we hereby organize and found The World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation
(W.S.K.F.) 1.JUNE, 1990