WSKF Founding Statement

1 June 1990

"We, karate exponents training in the art of World Shotokan, firmly reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination. We hold no position on religion and politics and recognize each individual and each 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 these guiding principles we hereby organize and found the World Shotokan Karate-do Federation (WSKF)."