World Traditional Karate Organization

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World Traditional Karate Organization.
The WTKO is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement of Shotokan Karate.

The free exchange of ideas and athletic activity is the essence of freedom and democracy.

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On behalf of the WTKO Executive Committee I am pleased to announce information for the following event

Download 2014 International Camp & Competition pdf poster

Following our successful 2013 WTKO International Camp & Competition held in Thun, Switzerland the WTKO Executive Committee began discussions and planning for the 2014 event. We truly anticipate that the 2014 event will be one of the most exciting events in our organizations history.

Event Hosts:
* WTKO Executive Committee
* WTKO California (Sensei Jon Keeling & Sensei Pete Rabbitt)

* July 31st to August 3rd, 2014

* De Anza College - Cupertino, California

Confirmed Instructors:
* Sensei John Mullin, 8th Dan (WTKO Executive Chairman)
* Sensei Steve Ubl, 7th Dan (WTKO Technical Director)
* Sensei Richard Amos, 7th Dan (WTKO Chief Instructor)
* Sensei Scott Middleton, 6th Dan (WTKO General Secretary


2014 WTKO Domestic & International Seminars

May 28 - June 1 Switzerland

June 14 & 15 Portugal

June 21-24 Holland

June 26-29 Norway

July 31 - August 3 Cupertino

UK & Ireland, and Mexico October (dates undecided)

The WTKO is an alternative that truly is non-political in that our only requirements are technical integrity and hopefully a traditional Shotokan karate background.  The WTKO does not dictate to athletes or countries what tournaments they can participate in or restrict athletes in any manner.  We feel that the free exchange of ideas and athletic activity is the essence of freedom and democracy.


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Sensei John J. Mullin 8th Dan
WTKO Exec Chairman
2nd dan Iaido

Sensei Amos 7th Dan
WTKO Chief Instructor

WTKO Honbu Dojo
Richard Amos
Chief Instructor
328 E 61st Street New York City
Phone: 1-212-207-1907

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Shotokan Mastery

Executive Chairman John Mullin,
and Chief Instructor Richard Amos named fellows of the

International Shotokan-ryu Karate-do Shihankai (ISKS).

John Mullin received the title of Kyoshi and appointed Vice Chairman.