WGKF Congress held on Thursday, Sep 12th. 2013,
Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Roll Call
The WGKF General Secretary, Mr. Jiri Bocek announced the roll call which counted 25 representatives of National Federations as present.
- President´s address and general information
The WGKF President, Humberto Oliveira welcomed presented members in Stellenbosch and informed them of the important business regarding this event – 2°nd World Goju ryu Karate Championships.
Mr.Oliveira pointed out, that to this Championships were invited all countries of the World and all Goju lines without exceptions.
- Vice-President´s address and general information from all continents.
Vice-presidents welcomed and informed about important issues from their continents.
- Chairman of EGKF Referee Committee has informed congress members about referee meeting. Congress has elected a new WGKF referee committee for their six years term:
Portugall Uwe (GER) chairman
Musil Jaromir (CZE) secretary
Moreno Maite (ESP) member
Neels Nagel (RSA) member
Balaphas Thanasi (NZE) member
Krishnan Santhana (IND) member
- Next World Championships:
Big discussion about long term planning of World Championships, how often and where will take place.
Every 2 years: 15 votes
Every 3 years: 8 votes
Every 4 years: 2 votes
EGKF congress decided, that the World Goju ryu karate Championships will be organized every 2 years.
Place of the next event in 2015:
Germany 4 votes
New Zealand 19 votes
Next World Goju ryu karate Championships 2015 will be organized in Auckland, New Zealand.
- Election of the EGKF auditors:
Ganesh Dalvi (IND)
Murray Simpson (NZE)
They were elected as WGKF auditors unanimously.
- Mr. Marcelo Tiberi (Italy), WGKF Honorary President has proposed next ideas:
– on every WGKF championships should be awarded one special award (diploma) to a special karateka and another to an outstanding figure outside karate world (approved).
– Mr.Tiberi will prepare proposal for future implementation of children categories into WGKF events. This proposal will be discussed in the Auckland WGKF Congress 2015.
- Next congress
The next congress will take place during the 3nd World Goju ryu Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, November 2015.
WGKF General Secretary