March 2008, Uruguay joined the ISKF. The chief instructor for the ISKF Uruguay is Mr. Edgardo Auza. We are very pleased to have them as part of our ISKF international family.
Master Camp 2008 will be very exciting with the attendance of members from all of these new countries. They have all agreed to participate in our Master Camp for the International Board of Directors Meeting and they have all reported to us how excited they and their members are to train with their new ISKF family under such wonderful instruction not to mention the opportunity to participate in the International Goodwill Tournament at Master Camp. We are also very excited to meet and welcome them and show them how fortunate we all are to be part of such a great, traditional Shotokan organization under the guidance of Master Teruyuki Okazaki. After all, he is one of only a handful of students still teaching who studied directly with Master Gichin Funakoshi.
The future of the ISKF is sure to prosper and grow with the sharing of ideas, cultures and techniques with our expanding ISKF family. This is what Master Funakoshi wanted for the future of Shotokan karate, to share it with the world and this is the goal Master Okazaki has successfully spent his entire life working for.