Japan Karate Association

Japan Karate Association (日本 空手 協会; Nihon Karate Kyokai; JKA; sometimes referred to simply as Kyokai 協会 in Japan) is one of the most influential Shotokan karate organizations in the world.[citation needed] It is also one of the oldest karate organizations continuously in operation until the present.[2]

United World Traditional Shotokan Association
Japan Karate Association Logo.png
AbbreviationJKA
MottoKeepers of Karate's Highest Tradition
FormationMay 27, 1949
TypeSports federation
Headquarters2-23-15 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo JAPAN 112-0004
Membership
Japan Karate Federation, World Karate Federation[1]
Official language
Japanese, English
Soke
Masaaki Ueki, 10th Dan <JKA website,2011>
Websitewww.jka.or.jp

OriginsEdit

Gichin Funakoshi played a major role in introducing karate from Okinawa to Japan, adjusted to reduce injury and merged with approaches for athletic training. On May 27, 1949, some of his senior students including Isao Obata, Masatoshi Nakayama, and Hidetaka Nishiyama, formed a karate organization dedicated to research, promotion, events management, and education: the Japan Karate Association.[3] Funakoshi, then around 80 years old, held a position equivalent to chief instructor emeritus, with Nakayama as the chief instructor.

The JKA emerged from karate clubs at Japanese universities located in the Tokyo region. Most of these universities, however, distanced themselves from the JKA during the 1950s. Takushoku University always kept strong ties with the JKA, being the alma mater of many of the senior JKA instructors, such as Nakayama, Nishiyama, Okazaki, Asai, Kanazawa, and Enoeda, who were responsible for the JKA's consolidation during the 1960s and 1970s.[3][4]

General uneasiness on how karate was taught by the JKA instructors and disagreements on Funakoshi's funeral arrangements in 1957 motivated some of the senior karateka connected with Funakoshi, but not associated with the JKA, such as Shigeru Egami, Genshin Hironishi, and Tsutomu Ohshima, to form their own organizations, such as Shotokai and Shotokan Karate of America).[5] They claimed to practice a version of Shotokan karate closer to what Funakoshi taught, as compared to the JKA style. The JKA Shotokan approach is also based on Funakoshi's karate, but with significant adaptations introduced mostly by Nakayama, who was JKA chief instructor until his death in 1987.[3][6][7] Under Nakayama's leadership, a generation of respected instructors spread karate worldwide, guided from the JKA headquarters in Tokyo.[3]

Nakayama's books, which include Dynamic Karate and the Best Karate series,[8][9] are fundamental reference materials on Shotokan karate as practiced under the JKA. Clive Nicol, in his classic book Moving Zen, describes the karate practice at the JKA's honbu dojo (headquarters training hall) in Tokyo during the early 1960s, from his unique perspective as a western karate student going from white to black belt in a few years.[10]

Splinter groupsEdit

The JKA experienced several divisions from the 1970s onwards. Notable splinter groups formed as follows:

  • In 1977, JKA instructor Shiro Asano formed his own organization, and invited master Hirokazu Kanazawa to take his place as chief instructor. The group is now known as Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation (SKIF).
  • Following Nakayama's death in 1987, the JKA experienced a turbulent period, both at the Tokyo headquarters and worldwide. Taiji Kase and Hiroshi Shirai, senior JKA instructors in Europe quit to form the World Karate-Do Shotokan Academy. Taketo Okuda, JKA chief instructor in Brazil, quit to focus on his own organization, Butoku-kan.
  • In 1990, a legal dispute started between two groups about the control of JKA. One group was led by Tetsuhiko Asai, the other by Nobuyuki Nakahara. After several court rulings, the issue was ultimately settled by the Japanese Supreme Court on June 10, 1999, in favor of Nakahara's group, which included Masaaki Ueki and Masahiko Tanaka.[11] The other group, led by Tetsuhiko Asai, JKA chief instructor after Nakayama, and including Keigo Abe and Mikio Yahara, left JKA to form other organizations: Japan Karate Shotorenmei,[12] Japan Shotokan Karate Association,[13] and Karatenomichi World Federation,[14] respectively.
  • In 2007, the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF), with headquarters in the US, led by Teruyuki Okazaki, 10th dan and one of the most senior JKA instructors, became independent. However, by 2010 at least two senior Instructors returned to the JKA.
  • In 2009, Takahashi Shunsuke broke away from JKA Australia to form the TSKF Australia (Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do Federation). TSKF joined Teruyuki Okazaki's ISKF in 2011.
  • By 2011, it was acknowledged that Masao Kawasoe, 7th Dan JKA, had returned to the JKA.

Due to these divisions, there is today the notion of a separate JKA karate style—that is, Shotokan karate that follows the JKA tradition to a large extent, but is taught by instructors who are not officially affiliated with JKA (though most of them are former JKA instructors and graduates).

Kenshusei (instructor intern) training programEdit

In 1956, the JKA started its kenshusei instructor intern training program at the JKA honbu dojo, in Yotsuya, Tokyo, which had been built in 1955. This program was instituted by Masatoshi Nakayama. The training program has promoted the consistency and quality control of JKA training practices over the years, graduating some of the world's most well known karateka (practitioners of karate), as listed below.

GraduatesEdit

The following table lists JKA kenshusei training program graduates in order of year of graduation. The reported rank of graduates no longer with the JKA is that from their current organization. Such rank is not necessarily recognized by the JKA.

Name Year of Graduation Rank Position
Mikami Takayuki 1957 9th dan USA JKA/AF Southern
Takaura Eiji 1957
Kanazawa Hirokazu 1957 10th dan Founder SKIF
Tsushima Toshio 1958
Yaguchi Yutaka 1958 9th dan USA ISKF Mountain States
Ouchi Kyo 1959
Sato Masaki 1959
*Saito Shigeru 1959
Inaba Mitsue 1960
Kano Masahiko 1960
Watanabe Gunji 1960
*Ogata Kyoji 1960
Kisaka Katsuharu 1961 8th dan USA - JKA New Jersey since 1967 (current)
Nakaya Ken 1961
Ogawa Eiko 1961
Ueki Masaaki 1961 9th dan(2011) HQ Shihan Chief Instructor Worldwide
Keinosuke Enoeda 1961 9th dan Deceased March 29, 2003
*Miyazaki Satoshi 1961 8th dan Deceased May 31, 1993
*Mori Osamu 1961
*Takahashi Yoshimasa 1961
*Majima Kenshiro 1962
Sakai Ryusuke 1962 8th dan
Jitsuhara Shoji 1963
Ochi Hideo 1963 9th dan DJKB ("JKA Germany")
Takahashi Yasuoki 1963
Itaya Michihisa 1963 6th dan South America JKA - "Deceased 1972"
Abe Keigo 1965 9th dan Japan JSKA
Oishi Takeshi 1965
*Tabata Yukichi 1965
Takashina Shigeru 1966 8th dan USA JKA/WFA Deceased September 3, 2013
Kawazoe Masao 1967 8th Dan (Also Chief Instructor ITKF)
Higashi Kunio 1967
Iida Norihiko 1967
Okamoto Hideki 1967 8th dan Egypt - "Deceased 2009".
Takahashi Shunsuke 1967 8th dan Chief Instructor TSKF Australia
Yano Kenji 1967
Okuda Taketo 1967 8th dan Butoku-kan (Brazil)
Baba Isamu 1970
Horie Teruo 1971
Nishino Shuhei 1971
*Hayakawa Norimasa 1971
Kanegae Kenji 1972
Osaka Yoshiharu 1972 8th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Sato Teruo 1974
Mori Toshihiro 1975
Imura Takenori 1977 7th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Kurasako Kenro 1977 7th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Minoru Kawawada 1978 7th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Komaki Masaki 1978
Omura Fujikiyo 1978 7th dan JKA Thailand
Fukami Akira 1979
Kaneko Taneaki 1979
Sakata Masashi 1979
Abe Miwako 1980
Tsuchii Takayuki 1980
Yamamoto Hideo 1980
Ohta Yoshinobu Attendee 7th Dan Head JKA England
Ogura Yasunori 1982 7th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Imamura Tomio 1983 7th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Kashiwagi Nobuyuki 1984
Koike Tsuyoshi 1984
Yokomichi Masaaki 1984
Izumiya Seizo 1986 6th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Shiina Katsutoshi 1986 6th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Hanzaki Yasuo 1987 6th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Nakamura Yoko 1987
Naka Tatsuya 1989 7th dan (2012) HQ Full-Time Instructor
Noda Kenichi 1990
Taniyama Takuya 1990 6th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
*Imai Hiromitsu 1991
Takahashi Satoshi 1992 5th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Kobayashi Kunio 1993 5th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Ogata Koji 1994 5th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Walter Crockford 1996 5th dan JKA Canada
Ikenaga Atsushi 1996
Hirayama Yuko 1998 6th dan (as of 2012) HQ Secretariat
Okuma Koichiro 1998 6th dan HQ Full-Time Instructor
Iwasawa Mayumi 1998 3rd dan HQ Secretariat
Aragaki Misako 2003 3rd dan HQ Secretariat
Ubukata Koji 2003
Yamada Satomi 2004
Nemoto Keisuke 2004
Okuie Satomi 2004
Kurihara Kazuaki 2004
Shimizu Ryosuke 2004
Kumeta Riki 2008

NoteEdit

This list is incomplete. For instance, it does not include some members who were expelled or resigned from the JKA see below:

  • Kisaka Katsuharu (Katsuya) 8th dan JKA Instructor JKA of New Jersey, USA (current)
  • Abe Keigo, 9th dan (former JKA HQ instructor) JSKA Chief Instructor
  • Aramoto Nobuyuki, 8th dan (former JKA instructor)
  • Asai Tetsuhiko, 10th dan (former HQ JKA instructor) JKS/IJKA Chief instructor (passed)
  • Inaba Tsuneyuki, 7th dan (former JKA instructor)
  • Isaka Akito, 7th dan (former JKA instructor) KWF
  • Ishimine Minoru, 7th dan (former JKA instructor)
  • Kagawa Masao, 9th dan (former JKA instructor) JKS Chief Instructor
  • Kagawa Masayoshi, 7th dan (former JKA member, not JKA instructor graduate)
  • Kanayama Kyosho, 7th dan (former JKA instructor) (Chief of Domestic Department JKS)
  • Mizuno Yoshihisa, 8th dan (former JKA instructor)
  • Yokota Kousaku, 8th dan (former JKA member, not JKA instructor graduate) ASAI Chief Instructor
  • Naito Takashi, 7th dan (Has left E.T.K.F & returned to JKA)
  • Shin Naomitsu, 7th dan (former JKA member, not JKA instructor graduate)
  • Sumi Yoshikazu, 8th dan (former JKA member, not JKA instructor graduate) ISKDA Chief Instructor
  • Tamang Pemba, 8th dan (former JKA HQ instructor) NSKF Chief Instructor
  • Tanaka Chougo, 7th dan (former JKA member, not JKA instructor graduate)
  • Yahara Mikio, 8th dan (former JKA HQ instructor) KWF Chief Instructor
  • Yamaguchi Takashi, 8th dan (former JKA instructor) (Chief of International Department JKS)
  • Kanazawa Hirokazu, 10th dan (former JKA HQ instructor) Chief instructor SKIF
  • Kase Yasuharu, 10th dan (former JKA HQ instructor) Chief Instructor SRKH (passed)
  • Kasuya Hitoshi, 9th dan (former JKA instructor) Chief Instructor WSKF
  • Katsumata (Suzuki) Yutaka, 7th dan (former JKA instructor)
  • Shirai Hiroshi, 10th dan (former JKA instructor) WSKA
  • Tatetsu Meicho, 7th dan (former JKA instructor)
  • Asano Shiro, 9th dan (former JKA member, not JKA instructor graduate) SKIF

The list at the JKA's website, which includes most members who left or were expelled, may also be incomplete. The JKA has not included some former members who have completed the course and are not currently affiliated with JKA. In addition, during the troubled period between 1990 and 1999 each JKA faction held its own instructors' course. Currently, the JKA does not recognize graduates from the instructors' courses led by the JKS (Japan Karate Shoto Renmei, which also held the name JKA between 1990 and 1999).

Karateka such as Dave Hazard (UK)[15], Ennio Vezzuli (Brazil), Nigel Jackson (South Africa), Peté Pacheco (Portugal), Malcolm Fisher (Canada), Leon Montoya (Colombia), Richard Amos (UK, US), Pascal Lesage (France) and others, are mentioned in karate forums as having completed the JKA instructors' course (or having had substantial participation in it) but do not appear on the list of graduates as published in 2008 on the JKA's website.[16]

In addition, the list does not include graduate instructors from the instructor programmes of splinter groups such as JKS and KWF, examples being Norio Kawasaki (KWF - Japan) Masamichi Otsuka (KWF - Japan) Yutaka Koike (JKS - Japan) Yasuhisa Inada (JKS - Japan) Scott Langley (JKS - Ireland) Kyle Kamal Helou (JKS - Lebanon) Takeo Matsui (JKS- Japan) Takuya Makita (JKS - Japan)

CompetitionEdit

Although Gichin Funakoshi wrote that there are no contests in Karate, Nakayama Masatoshi teachings led to more scientific and competitive approach to the training and in 1957 the first All Japan Karate Championship was held, and has been held annually since.

World championshipsEdit

In addition, the JKA has organised a number of international tournaments amongst which the following have been considered to be the JKA's World Championships:

Year Tournament name Location
1975 1st IAKF World Championships   Los Angeles, USA
1977 2nd IAKF World Championships   Tokyo, Japan
1980 3rd IAKF World Championships   Bremen, West Germany
1983 4th IAKF World Championships   Cairo, Egypt
1985 1st ShotoCup   Tokyo, Japan
1987 2nd ShotoCup   Brisbane, Australia
1990 3rd ShotoCup   Sunderland, England
1992 4th ShotoCup   Tokyo, Japan
1994 5th ShotoCup   Philadelphia, USA
1996 6th ShotoCup   Ohsaka, Japan
1998 7th ShotoCup   Paris, France
2000 8th ShotoCup   Tokyo, Japan
2004 9th ShotoCup   Tokyo, Japan
2006 10th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate-do Championship   Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia
2009 11th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate-do Championship CANCELLED[17]   Nihon Budo-kan, Tokyo, Japan
2011 12th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate-do Championship   Pattaya, Thailand
2014 13th Cup World Karate-do Championship   Nihon Budo-kan, Tokyo, Japan
2017 14th Funakoshi Gichin Cup Karate World Championship Ireland

Male KumiteEdit

Year Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
1975[18]   Masahiko Tanaka   Takashi Oishi   Billy Higgins
1977[18]   Masahiko Tanaka   De Michelis   Willrodt
1980[18]   Toshihiro Mori  Dusan Dacic   Hoffman
1983[18]   Hideo Yamamoto   Guazzaroni   Sarie
1985[18]   Minoru Kawawada   Masaaki Yokomichi   Takayuki Tsuchii/ Masao Kagawa
1987[18]   Tomio Imamura   Frank Brennan   George Best/ Marco Barone
1990[18]   Masao Kagawa   Ronnie Christopher   Fillipo Allata /   Jensen
1992[18]   Tomio Imamura   Frank Brennan   Kunio Kobayashi /   Tatsuya Naka
1994[18]   Pavlo Protopapa   Jeannot Mulolo   Colin Smith /   Katsutoshi Shiina
1996[18]   Don Sharp   Toshihito Kokubun   Kunio Kobayashi /   Takuya Taniyama
1998[18]   Toshihito Kokubun   Koji Ogata   Pierre Toudjip /   Jeannot Mulolo
2000[18]   Toshihito Kokubun   Johan LaGrange   Takuya Taniyama /  Koji Ogata
2004[19]   Koji Ogata   Miroslav Femic   Ohkuma Kouichiro /   Johan LaGrange
2006[20]   Koji Ogata   Chinzo Machida   Nemoto Keisuke /   Ohkuma Kouichiro
2011[21]   Rikiya Iimura  Koji Chubachi   Nemoto Keisuke /   Andrey Mazurov
2014[22]   Koji Chubachi  Rikiya Iimura   Nemoto Keisuke /   Supa Ngamphuengphit
2017   Rodrigo Rojas   Okada Yasunori   Ueda Daisuke/ Haga Yusuke

Male KataEdit

Year Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
1975[18]   Yoshiharu Osaka   Fugazza   Strauff
1977[18]   Yoshiharu Osaka   Mikio Yahara   Fugazza
1980[18]   Yoshiharu Osaka   Mikio Yahara   Karamitsos
1983[18]   Yoshiharu Osaka   Mikio Yahara   Saedd El Herem
1985[18]   Minoru Kawawada   Masao Kagawa  Akira Fukami
1987[18]   Takenori Imura   Masao Kagawa   Okazaki Hiroyoshi
1990[18]   Tomoyuki Aihara   Frank Brennan   Masao Kagawa
1992[18]   Tomoyuki Aihara   Imura Takenori   Yuji Hashiguchi
1994[18]   Imura Takenori   Okazaki Hiroyoshi   Tomoyuki Aihara
1996[18]   Imura Takenori   Yuji Hashiguchi   Tomoyuki Aihara
1998[18]   Yuji Hashiguchi   Seizo Izumiya   Takuya Taniyama
2000[18]   Takuya Taniyama   Seizo Izumiya   Katsutoshi Shiina
2004[19]   Katsutoshi Shiina   Takuya Taniyama   Kobayashi Kunio
2006[20]   Kurihara Kazuaki   Kobayashi Kunio   Saitoh Yuki
2011[21]   Kurihara Kazuaki   Naoto Maruoka   Hideki Hukuhara
2014[22]   Kurihara Hidemoto   Daisuke Ueda   Kurihara Kazuaki
2017[23]   Kurihara Kazuaki   Kurihara Hidemoto   Hakizume Yushi

Female KumiteEdit

Year Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
1975[18] NA NA NA
1977[18] NA NA NA
1980[18] NA NA NA
1983[18] NA NA NA
1985[18] NA NA NA
1987[18] NA NA NA
1990[18]   Yuko Hasama TBC TBC
1992[18]   Yukiko Yoneda   Yoshimi Naoko   Sakurako Sasaki /   Keiko Kono
1994[18]   Hiromi Hasama   Mayumi Baba   Kimiyo Nakamura / Daud Nilawati 
1996[18]   Hiromi Hasama   Mayumi Baba   Shoko Sakuragi /   Yuko Okuda
1998[18]   Mayumi Baba   Caroline Quansum   Colette Glynn /   Hiromi Hasama
2000[18]   Hiromi Hasama   Yuko Okuda   Christy Cauvin /   Mayumi Baba
2004[19]   Okuie Satomi   Takahashi Yuko   Tatjana Nikolic /   Krisztina Zsigmond
2006[20]   Yuko Takahashi   Okuda Yuko   Tracy Pearce /   Storm Wheatley
2011[21]   Asumi Isiduka   Glusa Akdag   Sergeeva Alla /   Josmaira Quiroz
2014[22]   Taguchi Satoshitama   Mai Shiina   Yuki Ito /   Cifkova Petra

Female KataEdit

Year Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
1975[18] NA NA NA
1977[18]   Hiromi Kawashima   Keiki Hayakawa   R Senior
1980[18]   Hiromi Kawashima   Hiroko Moriya   Schweiber
1983[18]   Hiroko Moriya   Yuko Sakada   Yoko Nakamura
1985[18]   Yoko Nakamura   Kikue Yamamoto   Yurika Yoshida
1987[18]   Yuki Mimura   Yoko Nakamura   Hiroe Sekimori
1990[18]   Yuki Mimura   Yoko Nakamura   Maiko Asano
1992[18]   Yoko Nakamura   Miyo Gunji   Miwa Akiyama
1994[18]   Yoko Nakamura   Ompi Omita   Haruna Ikutake
1996[18]   Yoko Nakamura   Miyo Gunji   Nakata Terumi
1998[18]   Miyoko Fujiwara   Miyo Gunji   Karin Prinsloo
2000[18]   Nakata Terumi   Miyo Gunji   Chiharu Azuma
2004[19]   Nakata Terumi   Misako Aragaki   Oshima Nozomi
2006[20]   Misako Aragaki   Nozomi Oshima   Shirota Takaki
2011[21]   Nozomi Oshima   Miki Nakamachi   Serino Fukasaku
2014[22]   Miki Nakamachi   Takagi Ayano   Hikawa Nao
2017[22]   Ayano Nakamura   Yuna Sato   Rio Hayakawa

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