The International Federation of Karate (IFK) announced Aruba as a new member of the organisation.
The country has joined their family under the leadership of Senpai Zairo Ruiz.
Aruba is the 62th member of the IFK and the 98th member of the Kyokushin World Union (KWU).
“We welcome Senpai Ruiz and hope he can form a good relationship with the neighboring countries in the Americas continent”, announced IFK.
The IFK was founded in 1992 by Hanshi Steve Arneil (RIP).
It is part of the KWU – an umbrella organization (union of various independent Kyokushin organizations with common goals), which is an essential tool for joining the Olympic movement and gaining membership in Sport Accord.
Mas Oyama’s dream was the entry of Kyokushin into the Olympic movement, and today many followers and leaders of federations share this dream.
Now the huge Kyokushin family is still growing on daily basis!