Shotokan Karate is one of the oldest and most popular styles of Karate in the world today. It was developed at the beginning of the last century by Master Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957) from the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.
Master Masatoshi Nakayama
Master Masatoshi Nakayama 10th Dan , senior student of Master Funakoshi and later Chief Instructor of the Japan Karate Association until his passing, was responsible for the refinement and expansion of JKA karate worldwide from the 1950s until his death in 1987. His legacy, the JKA Instructors Course ensured a flow of superb instructors who continue to spread dynamic , authentic JKA Shotokan Karate throughout the world.
Master Gichin Funakoshi
The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants
Master Enoeda Keinosuke
The Dojokun is meant to give students guidance, not only in the Dojo (a place of formal training) but also in their lives outside the Dojo.
一、人格 完成に 努める こと
Hitotsu: Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Seek perfection of character
Hitotsu: Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
Hitotsu: Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Put maximum effort into everything you do
Hitotsu: Reigi o omonzuru koto
Hitotsu: Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto