We, the karate practitioners who practice World Shotokan Karate, transcend race and national borders, eliminate all prejudice, ignorance, and discrimination, and are free from religious and political stances and possess individual dignity as human beings. We confirm that each person, each country, large and small, and each organization have equal rights, and that the logical development of Shotokan Karate-do, technological progress, and the circle of love will become larger and larger and that we will achieve world peace through Budo Karate. With a true desire to build the foundation of we have resolved to create a modern, permanent institution for mutual understanding and goodwill among people around the world and for the healthy development of young people. In order to achieve our ideals and goals based on this philosophy, we hereby form the World Shotokan Karate-do Federation (WSKF World Shotokan).


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.


June 1, 1990 Haruo Ueda (WSKF), Chairman of the
World Shotokan Karate-do Federation <WSKF World Shotokan> 1.JUNE, 1990