The WTKO is an alternative that truly is non-political in that our only requirements are technical integrity and hopefully a traditional Shotokan 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.
The WTKO is an organization for groups and individuals that practice traditional Shotokan karate and wish to preserve the values and principals that exemplifies Shotokan of the 70's and 80's and made Shotokan karate the pre-eminent karate style through out the world. The WTKO presents you with an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and groups from around the world, while both avoiding politics and being able to share information with various groups regardless of nationality.
The WTKO will support the activities of its affiliate and associate members around the world. The WTKO will also conduct international judges seminars and instructor training programs.