What is JKA Karate?

The Japan Karate Association (JKA) practices the original Shotokan karate style, as taught by Funakoshi Gichen Sensei, founder of modern day Karate.
JKA is headquartered in Japan and the JKA budo karate we uncompromisingly practice is specified by a Japanese-based Chief Instructor.
JKA karate is focused on developing and perfecting ‘kime’, requiring both mental and physical concentration. Kime is generated by the balance of strong stances, focus, timing and speed of techniques.
‘Point scoring’ is not the purpose of JKA karate- our focus is on the importance of dedication, commitment and discipline.