Dear AIKO members,
AIKO is a growing organization and there are so many different countries are involved within our growing organization. We try to inform, support and grow the different branches in the best way we can, so that we can grow as an organization.
As an Karate organization we chose not to mix or take stance in politics or international conflict. Yet we are against war and wish for all of our members to be safe. Our goal is to connect and bring people closer together by practicing karate.
The AIKO board understands that the war in Ukraine disarranges all forms of order, and therefore makes it difficult to comply to the rules set by the organization. We were, and still are, willing to find middle ground and support Ukraine, within our capabilities.
In the past few days though some negative statements where posted about the leadership of our organization. We will reflect on this and strive to learn from any internal conflict within our organization.
We regret, yet respect, the choice of the Ukrainian Branche to terminate their cooperation with us. We hope this war will come to an end soon and wish for all of our Ukrainian friends to be safe.