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IWF International and National/Regional Representatives

IWF Ambassadors & International Representatives


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Location Norway. Kjartan Stornes 7th Dan Renshi. Ambassador For IWF-HQ

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Location Japan. Ira F Watanabe 7th Dan. Ambassador For all Asia:

IWF National & Continental Representatives


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Location Japan. Representing All Asia: Ira F Watanabe 7th Dan

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Location Cuba. Representing Pan America: Marlon Manuel Cala Cuenca 5th Dan

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Location Nepal. Representing Southern Asia: Bijaya Khadka 5th Dan

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Location India. Representing All India: Yumnam Chaoba Meitei 7th Dan

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Location Belarus. Representing Belarus and Eurasia: Владимир Войчук (Vladimir Voychuk) 3rd Dan

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European Wado Federation

IWF Branch Representatives


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India: Yumnam Chaoba Meitei 7th Dan

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Norway: Kjartan Stornes 7th Dan

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United Kingdom: Gary Swift 8th Dan

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Japan: Ira F Watanabe 7th Dan

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England: Kevin Hamilton-Stewart 8th Dan

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Greece: Δημήτρης Αντωνιάδης (Antoniadis Dimitrios) 6th Dan

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India: S. Sundermoorthy 5th Dan

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Cuba: Marlon Manuel Cala Cuenca 5th Dan

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Nepal: Bijaya Khadka 5th Dan

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Philippines: Ernesto Gamboa Jnr. 5th Dan

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Spain: Rodel Espinosa 4th Dan

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Sri Lanka: T.K. Krishantha Pushpakumara 5th Dan

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Sri Lanka: Chathra Meepage 3rd Dan

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Belarus: Владимир Войчук (Vladimir Voychuk) 3rd Dan

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Egypt: Heba Ismail Ibrahim Ahmed Salama 2nd Dan

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Germany: Vladimir Cozarciuk 2nd Dan

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Hong Kong: Jayson Cacayorin 2nd Dan
Criteria for Committee Membership: Committee Members are neutral, unbiased and not ‘agenda-driven’, as they DO NOT belong to any other Governing Body outside of the International Wado Federation.

These are NOT ‘professional’ positions. Unlike many other karate governing body committee positions, our committee members are unpaid and give up their time freely.

REPRESENTATIVE HEADQUARTERS (IWF-Branch)

IWF members, within various countries, may like to establish themselves as Representative Headquarters (RHQ); These Representatives are able to assist, and allow, ‘Associate Membership’ acceptance. Representatives may be able to assist with the benefit of support to non-Wado groups to help in their Wado conversion, organise local competitions, regional courses, and gradings, etc. Due to the complexities of the differing Wadoryu systems, such as the so-called Wadokai, Wado Renmei, Wadoryu, etc., it would be very bias to have just ONE IWF-Branch per country;, as this could also lead to ‘negative politics’ and ‘control issues’ between practicing Wado organisations claiming ‘authenticity’.

National Representatives should be well-versed fully in traditional Wado Karate Membership Criteria to offer aid and support to developing groups/associations within their own district and/or country, etc. 

Any established IWF Member Group may apply to the IWF-HQ as ‘Representatives’. These RHQ’s are primarily designed and designated as ‘contact points’ and ‘representatives’ for all IWF memberships within that area or host country/continent. However, these RHQ’s are not designed to be ‘Controlling Governing Bodies’ and would/should not take away the rights & privileges of those who wish to affiliate direct to the IWF; they merely act as local ‘Representatives’ for the IWF.

IWF members are not required to join Representative Headquarters, unless they choose to do so or they are, or required to be, under the ‘protective technical guidance’ of a RHQ. Representative Head Quarters must have an elected infrastructure/committee to help run the affairs and advise members within their membership.

Stipulations/Conditions.
(a)   All RHQ’s must be already FULLY CONVERSANT in correct and traditional Wado Karate before application as a RHQ.
(b)  National Representatives should be well-versed fully in traditional Wado Karate Membership Criteria to offer aid and support to developing groups/associations within their own district and/or country, etc.
(c)  Any established IWF Member Group may set themselves up as ‘Representatives’, there is no monopoly-control. However, each RHQ must work together for the benefit and protection of those in membership who may follow differing variants of traditional Wado Karate.
(d) RHQ’s are primarily designed and designated as ‘contact points’ and ‘representatives’ for all IWF memberships within that area or host country/continent. However, these RHQ’s are not designed to be ‘Controlling Governing Bodies’ and would/should not take away the rights & privileges of those who wish to affiliate direct to the IWF; they merely act as local ‘Representatives’ for the IWF.
(e) IWF members are not required to join Representative Headquarters, unless they choose to do so or they are, or required to be, under the ‘protective technical guidance’ of a RHQ.
(f) Representative Head Quarters must have an elected infrastructure/committee to help run the affairs and advise members within their membership.
(g) The Representative Head Quarters must have an elected Ambassador/Chairman as head of the Committee.
(h) All RHQ’s must operate with the best interests for the International Wado Federation and all its members.
(i) All individual groups/associations may still affiliate direct to the IWF-Honbu (World Governing Body) based within the UK.
(j) International Clubs may also need to affiliate to a National Governing Body in their host country (if there is one and/or if they are required to do so). This may need to be done through an existing RHQ that is already in membership of said NGB.
(k) The running of the individual Group/Association is the sole responsibility of the Registered Chief Instructor of that Group/Association.
(l) Representative Headquarters’ Committees may be assembled for various additional duties, which may include promotion of individuals on or beyond the level of the highest graded Committee Member. In this case each applicant must be vetted for validity and to ensure that the correct timings and protocols of promotion are adhered to. The Chairman of the RHQ may call an EGM to discuss and to implement such promotions. Once this has been decided then the IWF HQ must be notified so as a Registration Certificate can be forwarded to the Committee Chairman, at the earliest convenience, from the IWF President. Any promotions MUST be first voted and agreed by all those who are present at the organised EGM.