The International Kendo Federation was Accepted as GAISF member
GAISF GA in Seoul
The affiliation application of International Kendo Federation for GAISF
(General Association of International Sports Federations) was approved
at its General Assembly held in Seoul on April 7, 2006
International Kendo Federation received the recommendation from the 48 organizations and 15 organizations did not make a recommendation at the General Assembly.
Among the 8 applying organizations, 4 organizations including Kendo were
accepted to become the members of GAISF.
The followings are from GAISF News.
AGFIS/GAISF / Info
10 April 2006
40th GAISF Statutory General Assembly
A great number of
delegates registered for this 2006 annual meeting.
In total, 77 GAISF member International Sports Federations and Organizations
were present at the 40th GAISF General Assembly, held on 7 April at the
Grand InterContinental Hotel in Seoul (KOR). Major decisions were taken
by the Assembly:
- The new Statutes
were adopted unanimously. The General Assembly also decided to postpone the
election of the Council to the 2007 General Assembly, which will take place in
Beijing (dates to be confirmed) under the new article on the composition of the
- The revised GAISF membership requirements were also ratified by the General
Assembly, which afterwards voted according to the new statutes and membership
criteria on the new applications. As a result, the following IFs and Organizations
became members of GAISF :
o The Commonwealth Games Federation
(CGF) was accepted as an Associate Member;
o The International Kendo Federation (FIK) was accepted as Member;
o The International Federation of
Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) was accepted as Member;
o The World Association of
Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) was accepted as Member.
Assembly also granted the status of Full Member to the International Go
Federation (IGF), Provisional Member since 2004.
GAISF now counts 101 member International Sports Federations and Organizations.
Delegation of International Kendo Federation