Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation

COVID-19: Worldwide Pandemic Announcement

2020/02/26
AN ANNOUNCEMENT
SKIF 7TH INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR &
SOKE HIROKAZU KANAZAWA FAREWELL CEREMONY

The preparation processes of the above events are going on as scheduled and even CORONA VIRUS issue raised at the early February, we have presumed our event schedule can be maintained as schedules.

However the operation of the DIAMOND PRINCESS was over on February 22nd, our Government announced (25th) a new standard to organize the event but no definite guide line have shown besides [ this one to two weeks is the period of critical zone to avoid spreading of the virus ] so that your co-operations is appreciated.

According to this request many sports relating groups Football leagues, Professional Base Ball, Sumo Wrestling etc. are showing their gestures to perform their play without spectator.

Under the circumstances, we have decided at the GHQ meeting

  1. Contact immediately with Ota City (venue and sponsorship) to our event. Took an appointment.)
  2. Possibility to extend or postponement of the events (not possible till 2021 spring)
  3. To respect participants country’s rule. (restrict area etc.) also Japanese regulation.
  4. We will announce with this web site before March 4th if we can continue our schedule as is or postpone one year to the 2021.
  5. If you have any positive opinion, please mail to skif@pearl.ocn.ne.jp

IN THIS 26TH NOON TIME, PRIME MINISTER ABE SENT MESSAGE THAT

[ALL EVENTS PLANNED OVER 500 PEOPLES GATHERING WITHIN COMING 2 WEEKS, TO POSTPONE OR SUSPEND OR SHRINK THE SCALE.]

This may affect our decision of the above.