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The Four Founders
Sugihara Kancho and Sifu Kancho along with the support of some of the most influential Masters in martial arts from Japanese and international roots have been working tireless to promote the WKO to a rate of growth second to no other martial arts organization in the world. The achievements of the WKO have been possible due to the founding Masters common love for budo, strong and unwavering friendship and respect for every WKO member irrespective of race and ancestry.
The Four Founders

Goals for 2016

The WKO is growing everyday and with fame and success also comes a massive financial burden which we can only continue to grow with the support of our members.  From 2007 to 2016 we have seen a massive growth in not just members but also activities, camps, tournament, and seminars.

2016 shows no slowing down however we will be targeting support now only to the regions that members show support to WKO and have membership growth along with hosting activities.

In 2016 there are a lot of activities and its great to see WKO members forming committees and promoting events in there regions.

This year the WKO will be concentrating on the infrastructure of the organization to find and improve the WKO in countries with growth and potential. In 2016 the WKO has the WKO Bushido Camp, the 2016 World Kumite Championships, The Okinawa Open, All japan Junior Tournament and the WKO WORLD CUP in Osaka.

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The Four Founders


Dear members of the World Kumite Organization, fellow martial artists and friends. We have come a long way since setting up the WKO in 2007, enjoyed for ever memorable moments and witnessed extraordinary growth: Together, We – the member organizations forming the WKO – represent today approximately 6 million martial artists around the world. This makes The World Kumite Organization one of the largest growing martial arts organizations in the world. To make most of the success of the WKO for its members, in early 2013 the WKO embarked on a journey and laid the groundwork to reach new frontiers in the world of marital arts. For 2013 and coming years the WKO aims are:


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Our Leaders

The Friendship of our Two Leaders

This bond between Sugihara Soshi and Sifu Kancho is a very special bond, like twins they both think the same and despite the language  difference these two seem to know every thought of each other and when together are virtually inseparable.  This bond is due to their both having a deep respect for each other and a strong love for Budo and teaching martial arts.  Together they can always be seen laughing and enjoying life and both work diligently to preserve the first organization in decades that has finally given the world a platform that truly works for its members and opens doors for its members that many never  previously had.  The love these two have for each other sets and example to us all that through the strength of friendship nothing is impossible.

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