Today marks the Birthdate of the late Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama – founder of the International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF). It is in his memory and his presence everlasting that the ITKF commits itself to continue his life work and his vision of Traditional Karate for future generations. His vision was pure, his contributions extraordinary. These should never be tarnished by self-interest, or self-promotion. They should remain as he meant them – pebbles on a path of self-development for all who choose to step along the path & follow. This is the mission of the ITKF.
Let us remember a great man, a great visionary & leader, a great karate-ka & Master this day.
Thank you Sensei.