With a vast membership in over 100 countries, the JKA is the world's largest and most prestigious karate organization. Recognized heir to the Shotokan karate tradition, it is the only karate entity officially approved by the Japanese Government as an association of members ( shadan hojin ) for the promotion of karate. Its mission is to promote the way of karate throughout the world, ensuring that it remains true to the philosophical precepts upon which it was founded. In Canada , the JKA has a long history and a vibrant presence. Highly-qualified instructors teach at JKA-affiliated dojo throughout Canada . Regular seminars in Canada by instructors from JKA headquarters, as well as regular visits to seminars at JKA headquarters and at JKA organizations in other countries, ensure that the JKA in Canada maintains the JKA's superlative standards.
To learn more about the JKA internationally, follow this link to the website of JKA Headquarters in Tokyo . To learn more about JKA member clubs in Canada, follow the link on the left. To obtain information about upcoming seminars and tournaments, follow the "events" link.