International Karate Organization Kyokushin Kaikan (IKO)
The INTERNATIONAL KARATE ORGANIZATION KYOKKUSHINKAIKAN under the leadership of Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima , is an organization devoted to the heritage of the late Sosai Masutatsu Oyama founder of the Kyokushin style and works with open mind. It has a fully democratic constitution , which consists of a General Assembly for constitutional matters and an International Committee for the daily management of the organization. Every member is free to participate on events organized by any other organization. Eyery member can ask anybody to participate at events organized by himself.No prejudices are made for race, religion, affiliation or whatever reason. There are over 60countries in the organisation.
International Committee of IKO
International Committee of the IKO (International Karate Organization ) – is the senior management. It consists of the leaders of karate from different regions of the world.
Kancho Yoshikadzu Matsushima (Japan) – is the president of the organization.
Hanshi John Taylor – is a vice president and represents of the South Pacific and Australia.
Shihan Hiroshi Masuda – represents Japan and is the secertary of “IKO”.
Shihan Klaus Rex (Spain) – is the president of the “EKO” – the European organization.
Shihan Roman Shiryaev (Canada) – is North America.
Shihan Afshin Tabarabay (Iran) – is the Middle East.