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About the Honbu-Dojo response to the coronavirus

May 26, 2020

Due to the cancellation of the state of emergency, the JKS Headquarters.

The JKS Headquarters will reopen the Honbu-Dojo on Monday,June 1st, 2020.
The training sessions and the Online lessons will hold simultaneously.
The training schedule is as usual.
The JKS Headquarters

The autobiography of Kagawa-shihan was published.
You can purchase this book here

Attention JKS Members

The 1st World Online Inclusive Karate Championships

The 1st World Online Inclusive Karate Championships was held on April 25th, 2021. From JKS Japan, three members have participated and achieved excellent results. Many thanks to Sensei Eric Bortels of JKS Benelux for his exceptional organization of this remarkable event.

1st World Online Inclusive Karate Championship (ikfworldchampionship2021.com)

Dear JKS Members

Dear JKS members,

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of our oldest member and JKS Brazil Branch leader Sadamu Uriu Sensei 9th Dan at the age of 91yrs.

Uriu Sensei was an amazing talent and fantastic Instructor and will be deeply missed by us all.

We would like to convey our condolences to Uriu Sensei's family, friends, and all members of JKS Brazil during this sad time.

Rest in peace Sensei.

JKS Headquarters

JKS Brazil leader Sadamu Uriu Sensei

Masao Kagawa Shihan's Message

The translation of the speech:

Dear JKS members,

I hope everyone in our large JKS family is healthy and fine.
In Japan, the COVID-19 pandemic situation is now gradually heading down to its end, but what about the situation in your own country?
I am praying for our member’s good health.
I think you all, little by little, are doing your best to go back to regular training.
The Japanese Government finally called off the state of emergency, and we reopened the Honbu-Dojo on June 1st.
Besides its regular activity, the JKS Headquarters went online, and now we are thinking about various projects to be implemented in the nearest future.
I believe that the close work of the Honbu-Dojo and JKS members around the Globe brings love and devotion to JKS Karate-do. Please, do keep training with all of your passion.
We hope to meet you and train together as soon as possible.
An essential issue among our plans is the International Seminar 2020. We understand that the situation is quite complicated. We will keep you up to date and inform when it becomes possible to conduct the event.
Until then, please be fine.
We look forward to seeing you again.

Yours sincerely,

Masao Kagawa
The Japan Karate Shoto Federation Chief Instructor


3 Karate DVD images Shotokan Kata, The Wheelchair Karate, Koten Kata

The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has affected our training.
We feel that many people will still be encouraged to stay at home even though the state of emergency may now be relaxed.
Perhaps this is the time to watch some JKS DVDs.
We are pleased to offer a limited time 3 DVD set for sale.
The Shotokan Kata DVD, the Wheelchair Karate DVD, and the Koten Kata DVD at a set price of only 6,000 yen!
This is half the regular price.
The number of DVD sets is limited.
Please contact us as soon as possible.
Do not miss this amazing opportunity!
Contact email: info@jks.jp


Kagawa Shihan’s open seminar

Dear Karate enthusiasts

I would like to invite you to participate in Kagawa Shihan’s open seminar that holds on Sunday, September 27th, 2020, from 17:00 to 18:30 Japan Time.
The seminar is open to all, regardless of Karate style or Karate organization.


1. Please apply at the URL below.

2. Find the seminar’s title: September 27th (Sunday) KAGAWA MASAO SHIHAN Overseas only Online Seminar

3. On the upper left corner, click on 日本語 to change the language to English.

4. Click on Add to cart.

5. Scroll down and click on Buy as a Guest.

6. Fill the following Customer Information:
Name, Country, Zip code, State, Address, Phone number, Mail address.
Also, the JKS members should add your JKS branch name to in the remarks column.

7. Make sure to subscribe to Mail Magazine by checking it.
You will receive the ZOOM link via the Mail Magazine.

8. Use the discount coupon code (for JKS members only)

9. Choose PayPal as a payment method.

10. Unclick (remove the checkmark) Creating a PAY ID account agreeing

11. Scroll down and click on Next

12. Click on Pay with PayPal to proceed with the payment.

13. After making payment, you will receive a confirmation email within the next few days.

Discount coupon:
The JKS members can ask their branch leaders for a 30% discount coupon.
The coupon is valid only once. Please note that if you apply without entering the coupon code, the discount will not be available.

Do not miss this opportunity to participate in the first Kagawa Shihan’s Online seminar.

The JKS Headquarters

Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

Although the Japanese Government called off the state of emergency on May 25th, and we are gradually returning to normal life, we are still in a state of uncertainty. Many of the JKS branches have restarted their training, and I would like each of you to continue to carry out your activities while maximizing the infection prevention measures. Most of the events planned by JKS have been postponed or canceled, and we still have some undecided future events. We will update you as soon as the situation is clear. Under these circumstances, online instruction has become essential. Due to the pandemic, the travel of the JKS Headquarters Instructors to other JKS branches in Japan or Worldwide become extremely difficult. By conducting online classes, the traveling risk is eliminated, and the opportunity to attend seminars become possible to everyone. And I am pleased that we have received many requests for online training sessions from our overseas branches. I would strongly recommend all our JKS members to participate in the online classes in order to upgrade their Karate skills. We will continue to encourage new participants and pursue new teaching possibilities.

Yours sincerely,

Takeshi Moriya
The Japan Karate Shoto Federation President


緊急事態宣言が解除されましたので6月1日(月)より本部道場を再開致します。オンライン稽古も並行して行います。稽 …


平素より、本連盟の活動に多大なご協力を賜り厚く御礼申し上げます。 先日、総本部道場の稽古を4月12日まで中止す …


=====総本部道場の再度閉鎖について 都道府県本部長・支部長各位 新型コロナウイルス感染拡大に伴う総本部道場 …


新型コロナウィルスの影響で、なかなか道場での稽古が出来ない皆さんのために、 自宅などの狭いスペースでも自分一人 …

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