Our Association

We are part of the Japanese Karate Shoto Federation (JKS) founded in 2000 by Tetsuhiko Asia Shihan, with the aim to further develop the Budo karate evolution.

After Asia Shihan passed away in 2006 Masao Kagawa Shihan now heads up the association, under his guidance he has taken the JKS and the fundamentals Asai Shihan instilled in his teaching to the next level.

The concept of Kagawa Shihan lies in the development of traditional Shotokan karate based winning methods to be used in national and international championship participation. Therefore, the fundamental Shotokan principles of dynamics and power implementation were adapted for international competition practice. After a certain time of trial, this approach resulted into a solid winning formula