• RIP Sensei El Marhomy

    RIP Sensei El Marhomy

  • Online Registrations for the 2nd UWK World Karate Championship

    Online Registrations for the 2nd UWK World Karate Championship

    The Online Registrations for The 2nd UWK World Karate Championship – Montecatini 2017 are now open at these addresses: Download official bulletin – last updated: October 18th 2017 Contact Karate Registration: reg-contact.unitedkarate.org General Karate Registration: reg-general.unitedkarate.org Traditional Karate Registration: reg-traditional.unitedkarate.org
  • 2nd UWK World Karate Championship Promotional Videos

    2nd UWK World Karate Championship Promotional Videos

  • 2nd UWK World Karate Championships Official Website

    2nd UWK World Karate Championships Official Website

    The official event website for the 2nd UWK World Karate Championships is now available at www.unitedkarate.org/montecatini .
  • Declaration of UWK President

    Declaration of UWK President

    Dear Friends: As you are aware, on July 19, 2016, I appeared in the Swiss Court in Lausanne regarding the issue of discrimination and advancement of Karate to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Mr. Liviu Crisan, 1st Vice President also appeared in the proceedings as a witness. The purpose of the court action […]



Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, United World Karate (UWK) facilitates close cooperation and collaboration with the recognized world sport authorities; namely, Sport Accord and International Olympic Committee.

UWK Founding Members

United World Karate (UWK) was formed on July 17, 2014 by several major International Karate Federations, including:

  • International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF)
  • World Fudokan Federation (WFF)
  • World Union Karate-do Federations (WUKF)
  • World United Karate Organizations &AD (WUKO&AD)
  • International Karate Union (IKU)
  • World Karate Confederation (WKC)
  • International Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan (IKOK)


The mission of UWK is to unify the diverse interests of the various forms of Karate and Karate Competition under one World Federation for the purpose of presenting a unified world stage in the interests of International and World level competition and developmental training for all Karate practitioners world-wide.

UWK seeks to encourage good relations between its member’s Permanent Karate Commissions, National Federations and their respective athletes around the world by providing proper athletic, coaching and officiating training to enhance the public presentation and understanding of karate and the systematic and holistic training of all karate participants regardless of their chosen avenue of participation.


Together we are stronger!
The purpose of this unification was to provide a united application to SportAccord for membership and recognition as the currently recognized Federation, WKF considers these organizations within its constitution to be “dissident” organizations and therefore disallows and prevents participation in major International Competitions such as SportAccord’s Combat Games, and the Continental Games of IOC.


A unified effort
wherein karate can become recognized by the major sport authorities
A unified forum for coaching principles
judging ability, competition quality and safety
A unified forum of competition
that recognizes and embraces the diversity that exists within karate
Opportunities for participants to develop
at all levels of activity and competitionA unified forum for continuous research


Contact Karate Governing Bodies


General Karate Governing Bodies


Traditional Karate Gov. Bodies