PROCEDURE FOR RECOGNITION (ENTERING) INTO THE INTERNATIONAL ALL-STYLE KARATE FEDERATION (IASKF)
The procedure for recognition (entry) to the International All-Style Karate Federation (IASKF). Obligations and rights that arise after obtaining membership in the IASKF.
1 The procedure for recognition (entry) to the IASKF:
1.1. A National Sports Organization candidate for membership as a National All-Style Karate Federation (hereinafter referred to as NASKF) must, in a free form, submit an application to the IASKF confirming that it meets the following conditions:
1.2. Must provide evidence that the NASKF carries out special and real sports activities at the national level, conducts competitions and implements training programs for athletes. NASKF cannot recognize more than one federation from each region of its country. In addition, these regional federations (branches) or their elected representatives must constitute the majority of those voting at the conferences (meetings) of the NASKF and its executive body.
1.3. Approval by IASKF of the Bylaws of the NASKF – candidate, is a prerequisite for recognition. The same condition applies to any subsequent changes or amendments to the NASKF Bylaws. The Bylaws of each NASKF must always comply with the Bylaws of the International All-Style Karate Federation (hereinafter the Bylaws) and contain clear references to it. If there is any doubt about the content or interpretation of the NASKF Bylaws, or if there is a conflict between this text and the Bylaws, then the rules of the Bylaws shall prevail.
1.4. The conference (meeting) must be held at least once a year in accordance with the Bylaws of the NASKF. NASKF, in particular, should include in the agenda the annual report, financial report, and also, if it arises, the issue of elections of officials and members of the executive body of the NASKF.
1.5. In accordance with the Bylaws, the NASKF should hold elections of officials and members of the executive body of the NASKF for a period not exceeding 4 years; they can be re-elected.
1.7. NASKF that temporarily or permanently lose the recognition of an international Federation lose in this regard all the rights conferred on them by the Bylaws or by the international Federation.
1.8. NASKF must submit documents that it is registered in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation of its country as a public organization.
1.9. NASKF receiving recognition (membership) of the IASKF pays an entrance fee, as well as an annual fee. The amount of contributions is determined by the executive committee of the IASKF.
Goals and objectives of the national all-style karate federation (NASKF).
1 The purpose of the NASKF is to develop, support and protect all-style karate in their countries in accordance with the Bylaws.
2 NASKF must:
2.1. Promote all-style karate in their countries, in particular within the framework of sports activities and education, as well as promote the creation of organizations whose activities are aimed at the development of all-style karate, such as sports schools and clubs, other educational institutions;
2.2. Enforce the Bylaws in their country;
2.3. Encourage the development of elite sports, as well as mass sports;
2.4. Provide assistance and organize the training of coaching and refereeing staff;
2.5. Fight against any form of discrimination and violence in sport;
2.6. Adopt and implement the World Anti-Doping Code.
3 NASKF has exclusive rights to represent its country at international competitions in all-style karate, included in the calendar of events of the IASKF. In addition, the NASKF should take part in the Championships of the continent and the world, sending their athletes to them.
4 NASKF has the exclusive authority to designate a city that can apply to organize official international competitions in all-style karate in their countries.
5 NASKF must maintain its autonomy and resist any kind of pressure, including political, legal, religious or economic, that could prevent it from fulfilling the requirements of the Bylaws.
6 NASKF has the right:
6.1. Name and represent themselves as the “All-Style Karate Federation” (a term they must include or refer to in their name);
6.2. Use the emblem of the IASKF or its component in accordance with the requirements of the Bylaws;
6.3. Take part in activities directed or under the patronage of the International All-Style Karate Federation;
6.4. Formulate proposals addressed to the IASKF regarding the Bylaws, organization and holding of official competitions;
6.5. To express their opinion regarding candidates for holding official competitions;
6.6. Participate, at the request of IASKF, in the activities of its commissions;
6.7. Cooperate in the preparation of IASKF conferences;
7. IASKF assists the NASKF in achieving its purpose through its governing bodies.
8. In addition to the measures and sanctions provided for in case of violation of the Bylaws, the Executive Committee of IASKF may take appropriate decisions to protect the all-style karate in the country of any NASKF, including the temporary exclusion of such IASKF, if the legal provisions or procedures in force in that country, or actions from government or other institutions hinder the activities of the NASKF. Before any such decision is made, IASKF Executive Board will provide the IASKF concerned with an opportunity to defend itself.
Composition of NASKF
1. Whatever the composition of the NASKF, it must necessarily include:
1.1 all members of the international federation from the given country, if any. Such members have the right to vote at conferences (meetings) of the NASKF. In addition, members of the international federation are members of the executive body of the NASKF ex officio with the right to vote;
2 NASKF members may also be:
2.2. Sports oriented organizations or their representatives, as well as individuals who have the nationality of a given country, who could contribute to the improvement of the effectiveness of the NASKF or who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of all-style karate in the country.
4 Governments or other public organizations cannot appoint members of the NASKF. However, the NASKF, at its own discretion, may decide to elect representatives of these authorities as members.
5 NASKF’s jurisdiction should be within the borders of the country in which it is based and where its headquarters are located.
2 Tasks of the NASKF
NASKF perform the following tasks:
2.1 They compose, organize and lead their delegations to the events included in the calendar of the international federation. They decide on the application of athletes. This selection is based not only on the sporting achievements of the athlete, but also on his ability to serve as an example for the sports youth of his country. NASKF must ensure that applications comply (in all respects) with the provisions of the Bylaws.
2.2 Take care of the equipment, travel and accommodation of members of their delegations. NASKF enters into agreements for the benefit of members of the delegation on insurance against accidents (death, disability, illness, medical and pharmaceutical expenses) and civil liability to third parties. They are responsible for the behavior of the members of their delegations.
2.3 They have the exclusive right to prescribe and decide what clothing and uniforms to wear and what equipment to use for members of the delegation in connection with all competitions and ceremonies associated with official events.
This exclusive right does not apply to specialized equipment used by the athletes of these delegations during current competitions.
31. Country and name of NASKF.
1 The concept of “country” in the Bylaws means an independent state recognized by the international community.
2 The name of the NASKF must correspond to its territorial boundaries, traditions of the country and be approved by the Executive Committee of the international federation.
32. Flag, emblem and anthem of the NASKF.
The flag and emblem of the NASKF for use in connection with its activities, including the World Championships, must be approved by the Executive Board of the international federation.