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JKA - The Keeper of Karate's Highest Tradition

Founded in November 1948 by the students of master Funakoshi Gichin that introduced karate in Japan mainland, also considered as the father of modern Karate making master Funakoshi as Emeritus Chief Instructor of the Association. The Japan Karate Association (JKA) was highly appreciated for its social activities, and received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Education as a “General Incorporated Association” in 1957. From then until now, the JKA has devoted its effort to inherit and develop this irreplaceable martial arts culture born in Japan. Consequently, on 21st March, 2012, the JKA got approved as “Public Interest Incorporated Association” by the Prime Minister of Japan.

  Since 1948

The aim of Japan Karate Association is to contribute to world peace through 1) conducting research and providing instruction of Karate-Do, 2) influencing children and adolescents to improve their physical and mental health as well as cultivating the spirit of martial arts, and 3) wide distribution of the concept of Japanese martial art which emphasizes manners and respect.

As on date the JKA has presence in over 130 countries in the world and considered as the oldest, largest and most prestigious karate educational organisation in the world.

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