Establishment and Objectives

(Excerpt from the IKR-CKI Constitution)
1. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, an international federation of Chidokan Karatedo organizations is hereby established under the name of International Karate Rengo-Chidokai Karatedo International, hereinafter referred to as IKR-CKI.
2. IKR-CKI shall be the global umbrella organization representing the Japan Karatedo Chidokai (JKC) internationally. In this capacity, IKR-CKI shall enjoy exclusive recognition and representation rights in regard to all matters pertaining to JKC’s relations with overseas Karatedo organizations and their members.
3. IKR-CKI’s primary function shall be to manage the said relations on JKC’s behalf, in fulfilment whereof its principal objectives shall be:
(i) to promote internationally the highest possible technical and ethical standards in the practice of Chidokai Karatedo, in keeping with the traditional spirit of Budo and the teaching of Kaicho Sasaki Sensei, the late founder of Chidokai;
(ii) to provide existing and aspiring Chidokan organizations worldwide with an opportunity for independent international affiliation;
(iii) to provide a formal channel for JKC accreditation through which existing and aspiring Chidokan organizations may apply for JKC grade certification and participation in JKC training sessions and seminars;
(iv) to issue international Dan-grade certification and diplomas in its own name, on application by its members, to standards consistent with the pursuit of the above objectives and as a prerequisite of qualification for the JKC Diploma;
(v) to promote and assist the establishment and affiliation of national Chidokan organizations under the leadership of authorized senior Dan-grade leaders;
(vi) to further the development of Chidokai Karatedo worldwide, in particular by promoting the exchange of training opportunities between affiliated organizations and by organizing international competitions for their members.