Since its formation, the Kyokushin World Union (KWU) has been committed to implementing a sport free of any stimulants on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned list.

All athletes have the right to compete knowing that they and their competitors are clean. We believe in clean sport and work in partnership with Seibersdorf Labor GmbH to control all medalists from the KWU Varna World Cup for 18-21-year-olds and the KWU World Cup for men and women in the open weight category.

Today, 4 August, we announce that all samples taken from the KWU World Cups 2023 medalists are negative.

Thank you to the athletes and coaches for keeping Kyokushin clean.