American amateur karate
56th AAKF National Championship & International Camp
American Amateur Karate Federation – 56th AAKF National Championship & International Camp
24 Dec FoundedÂ in by MasterÂ Hidetaka Nishiyama, the American Amateur Karate Federation (AAKF) is the National Traditional Karate.
25 Feb This November will mark the tenth year of Sensei Nishiyama's passing. The AAKF and WTKF are honoring Sensei Nishiyama by declaring.
Description:Now in its 80th printing, it is believed to be the best-selling karate textbook in history. In , Nishiyama organized a cooperative effort of the major Japanese karate styles that led to the first United States vs. Japan Goodwill Karate Tournament, the first truly international karate competition. A conference that took place during the tournament culminated in the formation of an international karate organization that would hold its first World Championship in Tokyo. Based on a agreement during a Mexico City conference, tournaments were held in Tokyo and Paris , but these World Championships resulted in disagreements caused by the lack of a formal international organization.