HOW OUR ORGANISATION WORKS
A simple guide to the WKO organsiational structure
As a student, you are a member of a dojo where you take part in weekly training under the guidance of qualified and WKO certified instructors.
Dojo are ‘training halls’ that provide training for students. Dojo’s are certified by their Branch to administer and promote students through their coloured belts usually up to 1st Kyu (Brown belt Black Tip)
A Branch is administered by a WKO appointed Branch Chief. The Branch is authorised by the Japan-based World Karate Organisation to validate member dojo kyu gradings and authorise, examine, and promote members through their Black Belt grades (up to 5th Dan in New Zealand). The Branch Chief for our New Zealand based organisation is Virgil Troy
The World Karate Organisation is the governing body for Kyokushin Karate in Japan and Internationally. The WKO appoints Branch Chiefs throughout the world and administers Black Belt Certifications provided by their representative Branches. They also run Japan-based and International Tournaments and training seminars.