The IJKA Noticeboard .................... Last update 17-7-2019

2019 EVENTS.....

THE FIRST 2019 UK seminar took place at Worcester England
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IJKA Event Highlights

2019 Hungary
2019 England
2018
2017
2016
2014
2013
2012
2011


Please also visit the IJKA Facebook page  for the latest association news and seminar details posted by Kato Shihan.
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A NEW IJKA VIDEO WAS RELEASED ON 6th JANUARY 2019 ~ WATCH IT NOW.....

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2017 ~ Rest in Peace
We inform the IJKA community with deep sorrow, that Mr. József Kovács, President of IJKA International, passed away on the 29th of May. We will miss him all the time.

Mr. József Kovács
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IJKA News 2014
IJKA Japan
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A video interview with Kato Shihan, recorded in 2010, has now been released Watch it now
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2013 was a special year for Kato Shihan Find out why
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Google IJKA……………..we’re No.1
Thanks to the IJKA web-master and his web-kohai Windy Dragon, the IJKA Honbu Website is now No.1 in a worldwide Google search for IJKA.
Domo arigato Touchline Solutions
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Summer Camp and Instructors Course July 2019

IJKA Hungary  hosted a Summer Camp and Instructors Course with Hanshi Sadashige Kato 9th Dan ~ IJKA World Chief Instructor on 4th to 7th July 2019.

The Instructors course and Seminar were very well attended by karateka from Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, England, Ireland, India, Sri Lanka and Germany.

A huge thank you to IJKA Hungary for fabulous organisation, which included many pick ups at Budapest Airport and an associated 5 hour round trip from Ozd for the Hungarian drivers.

Photo shows afternoon Geri training outside the new Ozd Dojo under hot clear blue Hungarian sky.

Domo arigato IJKA Hungary

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IJKA England Seminar March 2019

IJKA England hosted a Seminar and Dan grading with Hanshi Sadashige Kato 9th Dan ~ IJKA World Chief Instructor.
Worcester Shotokan Karate Club (WSKC) hosted the seminar on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
The seminar was held in the Dance Studio at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex, Worcester ~ WSKC’s honbu dojo.

Fabulous instruction by Shihan Kato 9th Dan and demonstrations by Milena Galabova 5th Dan.

The seminar was attended by karateka of all ranks from 7th Dan to beginners who came from England, Ireland and Scotland for the privilege of training under Shihan Kato.

IJKA England now have three new Shodans and IJKA Scotland a Rokudan. Congratulations to all.

Worcester Shotokan Karate club would like to extend thanks to all those that supported the seminar. Domo arigato.

Worcester Shotokan Karate Club look forward to Shihan's next visit.

Want to train with us at Worcester? Visit our website for details of when and where we train.

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The 2018 Event

IJKA Bulgaria International Seminar 2018

A big thank you to IJKA Bulgaria who hosted the Shidon Gasshuku in Sliven, Bulgaria on 24th to 26th August followed by the IJKA International Seminar on 27th to 31st August 2018 in Sozopol, Bulgaria.

Sadashige Kato Shihan 9th Dan, World Chief Instructor of the IJKA presented a sensational Gasshuku followed by the five day seminar, assisted by Sensei Utsumi Takato ~ 6th dan IJKA Vice World Chief Instructor and Chief Instructor for IJKA Japan.

The worldwide IJKA conmmunity look forward to the next one.... Domo Arigato Sensei
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The 2017 Event

IJKA 2017 World Karate Championships

A big thank you to IJKA Ireland who hosted the 2017 IJKA World Karate Championships and seminar on 6th to 9th July 2017 in Cork, Southern Ireland.
The event was a great success and a credit to the long preparation made by IJKA Ireland's senior karateka.

Sensei Utsumi Takato ~ 6th dan Chief Instructor for IJKA Japan, taught on the two day seminar held before the championships and treated all the attending international karateka to some exciting demonstrations of his power and agility.

The worldwide IJKA conmmunity look forward to the next one....

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IJKA Japan News ~ 9th May 2014

New IJKA instructor in Japan
Kato Shihan is pleased to announce the appointment of Sensei Utsumi Takato - 6th dan ~ new IJKA instructor in Japan.


Sensei Utsumi Takato ~ 6th dan

Sensei Utsumi Takato ~ Demo 1

Sensei Utsumi Takato ~ Demo 2

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An interview with Sadashige Kato Sensei 9th Dan, Chief Instructor of the International Japan Karate Association.
Enjoy the video interview with the genius of the modern Shotokan Karate Do.

Kato Shihan interview

With grateful thanks to:
Latchezar Nenov - IJKA Bulgaria chief instructor.
Gligor Gligoroski - IJKA Macedonia chief instructor.
Tsvetomir Gospodinov - Funakoshi Dojo instructor.

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2016 IJKA Highlights..........

IJKA Japan hosted the IJKA Japan Cup in September 2016 and extended a warm invitation to all IJKA members and friends of ISKF in Yokohama, Honshu Island, Japan

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IJKA Ireland Autumn Seminar 2016 ~ Galway

IJKA Ireland held their annual Autumn seminar in Galway, Southern Ireland and would like to thank Kato Shihan for a superb two day master class in Shotokan Karate and all IJKA karateka that found time to attend the 2016 autumn seminar including their overseas visitors who travelled from England.
Everyone at the Galway dojo looks forward to Shihan's next visit.

Saturday night the course participants enjoyed fabulous Irish hospitality and food at the Park House Hotel, Galway.

IJKA KARATE

IJKA KARATE
The Park House Hotel Galway

 Kato Shihan accepts a gift from Brendon Sensei (Elvis) at the Park House Hotel, Galway
He's all shook up.....!!!

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2014 IJKA highlights..........

IJKA Ireland Seminar

IJKA Ireland presented their annual autumn seminar with Hanshi Sadashige Kato, 9th Dan, IJKA Chief Instructor on Saturday 1st and and Sunday 2nd November 2014.

IJKA Ken Bu Kan Fermoy Karate Club were hosting this event.
Brian Toomey Sensei IJKA Ken Bu Kan Fermoy Karate Club would like to thank Kato Shihan for a superb two day master class in Shotokan Karate and all IJKA karateka that found time to attend the 2014 autumn seminar including their overseas visitors who travelled from England.
Everyone at the Fermoy dojo looks forward to Shihan's next visit.


Kato Shihan and IJKA karateka ~ Fermoy dojo 2014

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IJKA Denmark Seminar

IJKA Denmark presented a seminar with Hanshi Sadashige Kato, 9th Dan, IJKA Chief Instructor on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014.

IJKA Karate-Do Gentofte were hosting this event.
Lasse Kristensson Sensei IJKA Karate-Do Gentofte would like to thank Kato Shihan for a superb two day master class in Shotokan Karate and all IJKA karateka that found time to attend the 2014 Seminar including their first overseas visitor who travelled from IJKA Worcester, England.
Everyone at the Gentofte dojo looks forward to Shihan's next visit.


Kato Shihan and IJKA karateka ~ Gentofte dojo 2014


Kato Shihan and IJKA karateka ~ Gentofte dojo 2014

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IJKA England Seminar

IJKA England presented a seminar with Hanshi Sadashige Kato, 9th Dan, IJKA Chief Instructor on Sunday 13th April 2014.

IJKA Buckinghamshire were hosting this event and extended a warm open welcome to karateka from any association.
A grading was held for eligible IJKA karateka during the course.


Sadashige Kato Shihan, Chief Instructor, IJKA Karate
IJKA Buckinghamshire Seminar April 2014


Sadashige Kato Shihan, Chief Instructor, IJKA Karate
Kato Shihan in action ~ JKA Buckinghamshire Honbo Dojo April 2014

More photos

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2013 IJKA highlights..........

IJKA World Open Championship 2013

Thanks to IJKA Bulgaria for hosting the IJKA World Open Championship, Asai Sensei Memorial Cup and Kato Shihan’s 70 years anniversary seminar during 18th - 21st July 2013 in Burgas, Black Sea, Bulgaria.

Including a beach party to celebrate Kato Shihan's 70th Birthday

IJKA Karate seminar
2013 Seminar ~ Burgas, Bulgaria

A selection of photos from the World Championships, enjoy.
Find more photos in the Photo Gallery
More World championship photos are now available for view on the IJKA Facebook page.

IJKA karate
World Championship country line up


World Championship country line up

IJKA karate
The Hosts

IJKA karate
Seminar training

IJKA karate
Seminar training

Find more photos in the Photo Gallery
More World Championship photos are now available for view on the IJKA Facebook page.

Shihan at 70 ~

Sadashige Kato Shihan, Chief Instructor, IJKA Karate
The Last Samurai

Find more photos of Shihan at 70 in the Photo Gallery and Celebrate 70

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IJKA Turkey Seminar in Istanbul with Hanshi Sadashige Kato 9th Dan, IJKA Chief Instructor

 

A few photos of the event held on 6th - 7th Sepember 2013~

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2012 IJKA highlights..........

Bulgarian 2012 Mountain Training Summer Camp

IJKA Bulgaria presented the 2012 Mountain Training Summer Camp

IJKA Karate seminar
Byalo Kamane Resort Complex

Situated at the foot of the Sredna Gora Mountains under

peak Chevira and peak Alexitsa. It is located 8 km north west from the impressive ancient Thracian complex Starosel.

Guest Instructors
Shihan Sadashige Kato, 9th Dan – IJKA World Chief Instructor
Gligor Gligoroski, 4th Dan - Chief instructor ~ IJKA Macedonia

Instructors
Latchezar Nenov, 5th dan
Veselin Georgiev, 3rd dan
Anton Vandev, 3rd dan
Vladimir Vetev, 3rd dan
Svetla Kostova, 3rd dan

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2011 IJKA highlights..........

The Dragons' Japan Tour 2011
was an opertunity for some English and Welsh IJKA karateka to visit Japan with Kato Shihan acting as guide and mentor. The full story of the tour can be found via the Photo link below.......

Sadashige Kato Shihan, IJKA Karate, Japan Tour 2011

Oriental Dragon (airborne) defends against Windy Dragon at Tosakimizu, Shikoku Island, Southern Japan 29-9-11

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IJKA Ireland held the annual Irish Summer Camp in June 2011 at Clonea Strand, Dungarvan.
This course continues to have the 'Luck of the Irish' as yet again the weather was fantastic, enabling all classes to be held on the beach, in between the tides.

Sadashige Kato Shihan, IJKA Karate, Ireland

Kato Shihan and some of the students who attended the 2011 Irish Summer Camp

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