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About JKA•WF America

JKA•WF America works to improve member skills and self-discipline. We are the keeper of Karate's highest tradition.

Upcoming Events

JKA/WF America

JKA/WF America Black Belt Kata Class


Friday 5:30 PM MST Sept. 2, 2023

at NMKA by Zoom


The Next Black Belt Kata of the Month is Gojushiho Dai on Friday 9/15/2023

From 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MST

Please register through your regional director.



2022 End-of-Year Training

221 Members participated

2023 Beginning-of-Year Training

192 Members participated

Thank you very much to all JKA/WF America members.



Demand is made that those unauthorized clubs and individuals that are using the JKA name immediately stop and desist from all references.

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Master Gichin Funakoshi - JKA
Master Gichin Funakoshi

The Mission ofJKA•WF America

“Uphold the highest standards of Japanese Shotokan Karate in the United States and affiliated countries in the Americas with world class instruction, competition and comradery of its practitioners.”

Did You Know?

The Japan Karate Association (JKA), with members in over 100 countries is the world 's largest and most prestigious karate organization, and the only legal karate entity officially recognized by the Japanese government as an association of members for the promotion of karate. It is also one of the oldest karate organizations continuously in operation until the present in the world.

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