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Mr. Antonio Espinos

WKF President


Major General Nasser Alrazooqi

AKF President


Mr. Bharat Sharma

President Karate India Organisation (KIO)

President South Asian Karate Do Federation (SAKF)

AKF Executive Council Member

Vice President Commonwealth Karate Federation 


Karate India Organisation - KIO incorporated as a non profitable company under section 8 of Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India and established for the overall promotion and development of Karate Sport in India. The overall aim of KIO is to popularise this tremendous Martial Art of self defence "KARATE" amongst youth and growing children of India by conducting training seminars, self defence camps, tournaments etc. at district, state, national, school, university level. KIO is the national widespread organisation with the strength of 28 affiliated state associations and more than 200 approved Karate styles/clubs representing different styles like Shotokan, Shito Ryu, Goju Ryu, Wado Ryu, Shorin Ryu, Budokan etc. KIO is the only National Federation of Karate Sport in India which is affiliated with IOC recognised International Federation, World Karate Federation. Most of the National champions and Internationally renowned Players, WKF & AKF qualified Judges/Referees, Coaches and Masters are associated with KIO. India is one of the major country in the world in Karate where millions of people are learning and practicing the art of Karate. Karate India Organisation"s aim is to produce Asian Games Medalists and Asian, World champions players.

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The World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós welcomed Bharat Sharma, President of the Karate India Organisation (KIO) to the WKF headquarters in Madrid. This significant meeting marks a pivotal step in strengthening the ties between the WKF and KIO, focusing on the future of karate in India.

During their meeting, Mr. Espinós and Mr. Sharma, who is also a member of the AKF Executive Committee and President of the South Asia Karate Federation, discussed the remarkable progress of karate in India and explored opportunities for increasing the presence of Indian karate athletes at top WKF events. Both leaders emphasised the importance of enhancing the structures and support systems for karate in India to elevate the sport's popularity and success.


WKF President Antonio Espinós said after the meeting:  

"I am pleased to welcome Mr. Bharat Sharma to our headquarters. His commitment to improving karate structures in India aligns perfectly with our vision. The growth of karate in India is a key element in the WKF's core development strategy, and with the cooperation of KIO and the leadership of Mr. Sharma, I am confident that karate will continue to thrive in India, highlighting its immense popularity and potential."

As part of the ongoing efforts, the WKF and KIO will work together to continue elevating the sport's standards and achievements in the country, while examining pathways to grow Karate in India even more, including the potential celebration of events in the region.

             Congratulation Pranay Sharma
First Indian to Win Gold Medal in WKF Event

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