Kyokushin World Union is an association of independent and equal in rights Kyokushin organizations, established in 2011 by the authorized representatives of Kyokushin-kan International Karate-do Organization, Kyokushin World Federation, International Federation of Karate, and Kyokushinkai Association of Russia.
The goals of Kyokushin World Union are the consolidation of Kyokushin followers around the world, the revival and preservation of the school of the great master Mas Oyama, conducting unified world and continental Championships among adult and youth athletes.
The main objective of Kyokushin World Union is integration of Kyokushin in international Olympic movement and its inclusion in the Olympic Games as a competitive discipline of karate or as an independent sport.
Kyokushin World Union is registered in the Olympic capital of the world, in Lausanne (Switzerland). It has representatives in 83 countries. The Union is open for cooperation with all organizations that share Kyokushin ideals and objectives of the Union.
Kyokushin World Union (KWU) unites three international federations: International Karate Federation (IFK), Kyokushin World Federation (KWF), and Kyokushin-kan International Karate Organization.
On 4th of October, 2015 in Khabarovsk was held the signing of a cooperation agreement between KWU and the World Karate Organization Shinkyokushinkai. One of the main purposes of cooperation is to promote karate to the international Olympic movement, also it is planned to hold joint sports tournaments, and to make the formation of unified judicial rules.