An unexpected loss for the WKF E.C.

The WKF Executive Committee has all of a sudden lost one of its members as Mr. Jose Martins Achiam, General Secretary of the Asian Karate Federation and President of the Macao Karate Association, passed away on September 23rd as a consequence of a severe stroke.

The WKF family was shocked by the news and condolences were sent to his family and Federation by the WKF President and all EC members. Mr. Achiam had been a WKF and AKF EC member for many years with a great contribution for the development of karate world-wide. He will be greatly missed by everyone who new him.

R.O.Moldova, New WKF Member

The National Karate Federation of the Republic of Moldova, Presided by Mr. Oleg Abalin, received provisional recognition by the WKF raising thus the number of WKF members to 178 National Federations.

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