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International Federation of Karate (Kyokushin)

The International Federation of Karate (Kyokushin) was founded in 1992 by Hanshi Steve Arneil. IFK is a continuation of the Kyokushin Karate that was developed by Sosai Mas Oyama 10th Dan.

Hanshi Steve Arneil is considered to be one of the main figures who trained under Sosai Mas Oyama and helped in spreading the idea and knowledge of Kyokushin to the world.

Hanshi Steve Arneil 10th Dan

International Federations badge has as its central symbol a rising wave. This symbol is taken from Saiha Kata. This wave symbolizes the fact that no matter how great a task or problem before you is with determination and perseverance you can rise and overcome all obstacles.

Hanshi Steve Arneil and his Family took part in developing this symbol and adapting the philosophy behind it and due to the close relationship of father and student between Hanshi and Sosai even after his resignation from Japan he consulted him regarding this matter and when Hanshi got the approval from Sosai he started to lay down the foundation of the International Federation of Karate (Kyokushin).