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2017 Events
IJKA World Karate Championships 2017
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IJKA News 2014
IJKA Japan
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IJKA Event Highlights
2016
2014
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2012
2011
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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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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.

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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

Reports and results ~

IJKA 2013 World Report (File size 101Kb}
IJKA 2013 World Country Ranking
(File size 136Kb)
IJKA 2013 World Results ~ Issue 2
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IJKA 2013 Asai Memorial Results
(File size 1.4Mb)

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.

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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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