Sensei Gonosen Karate Academy. Technical Director JKS Benelux.
Responsible for the I karate of the Flemisch Karate Federation VKF
Frank Duboisse 2de dan Goju-ryu,
World Champion Wheelchair Kata 2014 WKF, European Champion Wheelchair Kata 2014 IGKK
Koen Spitaels, 5de dan Kyokushinkai
Chief judging team IKF
Founder & sensei Niji Yama Dojo
The organisation’s management structure: IKF Global vzw: 4 people responsible for the daily management, supported by volunteers
Bortels Eric, president and chairman technical commission
Koen Spitaels, secretary and technical commission
Frank Duboisse, treasure and technical commission
Caroline Ameloot, board member and PR & funding
The Inclusive Karate Federation IKF GLOBAL is a federation of countries, clubs and individuals worldwide, who have agreed to follow the same standards for instructing inclusive karate. The founder of this federation is Eric Bortels, also founder of G-Karate vzw.
Eric Bortels and Koen Spitaels are also welknown within the regular karate world:
Eric Bortels, 6th dan Shotokan, founder & sensei Gonosen Karate Academy, founder & Technical Director JKS Benelux, European Champion 2012, Vice-European Champion 2014, Worldchampion JKS Shotokan masters 2016.
Franck Duboisse has earned his reputation in the wheelchair karate world:
Franck Duboisse, 2de dan Goju-ryu, World Champion Wheelchair Kata 2014 WKF, European Champion Wheelchair Kata 2014 IGKK
Aims of the organisation: The mission of IKF GLOBAL (Inclusive karate federation) vzw is to stimulate the integration of physically and mentally disabled children, youngsters and adults via sport, ie. I-karate or inclusive karate, as part of their personal development by raising self-awareness, physical strengths and social contacts.
More in detail:
To promote karate for people with a disability, expand and develop the principle of I-karate (ie. inclusive karate) across Europe and worldwide
To organize trainings, fellowships, competitions, sport days, holiday camps, tests, incl. formation of I-trainers
To unite karate clubs, remaining their own traditions, but willing to integrate I-karate
To organize activities, events, excursions, exchanges of sportive, cultural, social and other aspects, to help realize above goals and further integrate our I-karatekas.
To promote mutual respect and integration, enhanced by the principle of buddies, ie. young valid karatekas assisting I-karakekas during trainings competitions, etc. with the idea to create friendship during the karate-sessions but also in daily life.
IKF GLOBAL Technical Commision
Goal of the technical commission:
Striving to perfectionate this system so everybody can join.
To introduce and teach this unique system all over the world.
These people are designated in this commission because of their devotion
to teach this system to all disabled people in their country without any exception.
We hope that in the future we can extent this commission.