about us

about IJSKFI

International Japan Shotokan Karate-do Federation of India is also known as IJSKFI is an affiliated member KARATE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA. IJSKFI has been working for the betterment of Karatekas.

IJSKFI is presently in 9 States of India. Our aim is to develop skills and talents in the players so that they can reach & perform well at National & International  Levels.

IJSKFI has done several programs for the awareness of Karate in the various states of India such as Free self-defense training for Girls, Women Empowerment programs, and Free karate training in Government schools of Gujarat under the campaign of Gujarat Government.

History of Karate

Karate, the Japanese word Kara-te means “empty hands,” was born in the Okinawan Islands as a form of self-defense when a ban on weapons was imposed by the samurai rulers of Japan.

It began as te (hand), the locals of the Ryukyu Islands used as a fighting style, and was later influenced by Chinese kenpō, introduced through the Chinese families that settled on Okinawa.

From three Okinawan urban communities – cities (Shuri, Naha, Tomari), each closely spaced but with very different cultural demands, three separate styles rose:

Shuri-te
Naha-te
Tomari-te

Cooperatively, these styles were called Okinawa-te or tode (Chinese hand), and after some time, the styles consolidated somewhat to turn out to be only two: Shōrin-ryū, created close Shuri and Tomari, and Shōrei-ryū, close Naha. 

On account of expanding Japanese impact, the name of te was eventually lengthened to karate-jutsu (Chinese hand art). It at that point changed to karate-do after an Okinawan master adjusted the meaning of the word kara to mean “empty” instead of  “Chinese hand.” karate-do converts into “the way of the empty hand”

grand master gichin funakoshi