The Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF) and >>>Shotokan Karate International, Australia (SKIA)
SKIF: The Shotokan Karate-do International Federation is one of the largest organisations teaching traditional karate all over the world, and is presently the biggest Shotokan organisation worldwide. The federation is headed by its founder and president, Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan)
THe SKIF is a dynamic and continually growing organisation, which promotes the practice of traditional Shotokan karate, yet is always involved in helping karate-do evolve further as a martial discipline, sport and way of life.
With member dojos (schools) all over the world receiving regular visits from Kanazawa Sensei himself, as well as other high-ranking instructors from all over the world, members are assured the highest standard of training. The level of uniformity in training resulting from such visiting instructors also allow members the opportunity to continue their training with ease at an ever-increasing number of SKIF dojos worldwide. Regular tournaments organised at regional, national and international levels also allow keen competitors to pursue the sporting aspect of present-day karate.
For more about Kanazawa Kancho - the remarkable individual who leads this organisation- and more information about the SKIF - click on the 'SKIF, SKIA & Kancho' tab near the top of the page.
SKIA: Shotokan Karate International Australia is the Australian branch of the SKIF. SKIA is a not-for-profit Shotokan karate organisation. With clubs all over Australia, is the biggest Shotokan karate organisation in the country, and quite possibly the largest traditional karate organisation in Australia as well!
For more information about the SKIA, its beginnings and present status, click on the'SKIF, SKIA & Kancho' tab near the top of the page.