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About the IJKA
The International Japan Karate-Do Association (IJKA) was formed in 1990 with the late Asai Shihan (1935 - 2006) as World Chief Instructor and Kato Shihan as European Chief Instructor. While still a mainstream ‘Shotokan’ organisation it also promotes Asai Shihan’s unique style of karate. While it was Asai’s unbelievable ability to demonstrate his style, it was and is, Kato Shihan’s ability to interpret and teach that has seen the organisation grow and gain popularity with the karate instructors who are still hungry for knowledge.
At the 2007 IJKA congress held in Budapest, Hungary following one year of respect for Asai Shihan, Kato Shihan 9th dan was asked to take over the mantel of World Chief Instructor.
Kato Shihan has been resident in the UK and, teaching karate throughout the world for more than 40 years. His unique style of teaching and, his attention to the historical detail of Shotokan karate, make his coaching seminars a must for every Shotokan karateka.
The IJKA holds European Championships annually and, each year a different country will act as the host nation. Membership of the IJKA offers karateka the opportunity of worldwide travel to attend seminar’s held at other clubs affiliated to the IJKA.
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The IJKA welcomes new members, be it clubs or individuals. Our Membership page has details on how to join the IJKA.
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