The Kyokushin Karate Federation of Armenia headed by Andranik Hakobyan was founded in 2005 in Yerevan with the official permission of the International Federation. Thanks to its 12 years of active activity, the Federation has attracted more than 3,000 sportsmen whose trainings are being held in 90 clubs in Yerevan, Artsakh and almost all provinces. Trainings are conducted by the federation internationally certified trainers. Over the years, the federation has participated in many international tournaments, European and World championships, bringing to homeland 121 gold, 95 silver and 109 bronze medals. The Armenian Anthem sounded and the threecolour waved with dignity in different countries - Japan, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia and elsewhere. From the very start of its activity till today, the federation has assured its sportsmen participation in all foreign competitions on absolutely free basis.