Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation

Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation

EX-SKIF Chairman Masakuni Murakami Sensei Has Passed Away
Masakuni Murakami

2020-09-13

An Ex-SKIF Chairman Masakuni Murakami Sensei has passed away on September 10th 2020 at the age of 88 years old. Sensei Murakami was a classmate of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa throughout Takushoku University as the leader of a cheer group. He was working for The Minister of Labour and the president of liberal party For many years. Please pray so his soul will be eternal at peace.

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2020/06/03
HONBU @ HOME

OSS! 

The past few months have been very difficult times. 

We have seen the commitment of our members to continue to train even at home and also the success of our SKIF Together event. These have inspired us. So we are excited to announce the “Honbu @ Home” special series live on Saturdays, over the next 3 months (12 classes) from 6 June 2020 by subscription. Cost of ¥2,200 (USD$20) per month.

Your subscription will contribute to the support of the SKIF Honbu during these challenging times. It will also give you access to teaching from Honbu in your home. 

We ask for your support.
Thank you!

SKIF Yudansha Kai - Train Together
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2020/04/07
PROCLAMATION OF THE STATE EMERGENCY

Prime minister declared today a State of Emergency against the corona virus. Following up this statement, SKIF Honbu Dojo will be continued to close the training till may 7th (Thurs) 2020. However the SKIF GHQ office is working (11:00-16:00) and communication means (24hours) are being kept as per announced on 2020/3/4.

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Message from Kancho and Shuseki Shihan

Dear Family,

As the world faces a pandemic of global scale which none of us has ever seen before, COVID-19 has caused much tragedy around the globe resulting in schools, businesses and dojos to close. During this time, it's essential to follow all the guidelines of the World Health Organisation and take all necessary precautions for you and your family.

With many of the countries of the world observing some form of Isolation and Social Distancing, this can cause challenges such as depression, anxiety and various other mental issues. It is, therefore, vitally important during this time to help and support each other, lift each other's spirits and show each other that even when you are feeling down, you are not alone.

Soke Kanazawa always said the "F" in SKIF means Family and Soke created a global family. Now is the time you must come together in the true spirit of Karate-Do and help and support each. Please take the time to contact the elderly and vulnerable who are feeling very anxious during this time. Please gather supplies or anything they need so they can protect themselves.

Over the last few weeks, we have seen many dojos embracing technology by having virtual classes showing how you can practice at home. SKIF is very proud of you. We will get through this situation, we will persevere, and we will train together in the future. Please keep you and your families safe.

Oss!
Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa
Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami

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Date
March 12th (Friday) - March 14th (Sunday) 2021
Venue
OTA-City Sports General Gymnasium
Address
1-11-1, Higashi Kamata, OTA-KU (www.ota.esforta.jp)
Support
OTA City Tokyo
OTA City Board of Education
OTA City Karate Federation
Instructors
SKIF GHQ Instructors
Content
A. Technical Clinic
B. Referee Clinic
C. Dan Promotion Examination
Entry Form (Jan 2021)
Dan Applications (Jan 2021)
Visa Information (Jan 2021)
Late Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa Farewell Ceremony
Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa
Date
March 14th (Sunday) 2021
Time
In Afternoon
Venue
Prime Class Hotel (TBC)
Address
TBC: Will be in Shinjuku or Shinagawa Area
Fee
10,000 JPY Per Member
Dresscode
SKIF Members:Official Dress, Others: Informal

Project Promotion Members
TBC at a later date

The X SKIF American Continents Championships 2021
The X SKIF American Continents Championships 2021
Date
August 19-22, 2021
Venue
Hotel Now Jade Riviera, Cancun Resort
Hosted By
SKIF Mexico
Warning

2020/03/04
ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATE
NO TRAINING AT SKIF GHQ HONBU DOJO

Please note that SKIF GHQ Honbu Dojo Training will be closed from March 6th (f) till April 5th (sun), 2020. This decision has been made to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the dojo due to the lack of space and ventilation restrictions of the honbu dojo and other sports centers.

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2020/02/28
AN ANNOUNCEMENT
SKIF 7TH INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR &
SOKE HIROKAZU KANAZAWA FAREWELL CEREMONY

Pursuant further to our last message, it is with our deep regret to advise you that we have decided to SUSPEND our 7 th International Seminar and also to postpone Soke Kanazawa’s Farewell Ceremony to the prospected 8 th SKIF International seminar at the end March/early April, 2021.

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020/2/26
AN ANNOUNCEMENT
SKIF 7TH INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR &
SOKE HIROKAZU KANAZAWA FAREWELL CEREMONY

The preparation processes of the above events are going on as scheduled and even CORONA VIRUS issue raised at the early February, we have presumed our event schedule can be maintained as schedules.

Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa

This is an Official Announcement from SKIF GHQ that

Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa passed away 'peacefully' on the 8th 'December', 2019 at the 'blessed ripe old' age of 88 years old

His funeral will 'strictly be a family affair'.

'The' SKIF official farewell 'to Soke' party 'will be' scheduled at the time of the 7th SKIF International Seminar. In march 2020.

Takeo Hiranuma

2018-11-3
The most valuable Decoration for Hiranuma Kaicho

It is our great pleasure to announce that Our Chairman Takeo Hiranuma has been conferred the Japanese most valuable decoration of

KYOKUJITSU DAIJYUSHOU 旭日大綬章

Conferring ceremony by the Emperor took place today at the Imperial Palace.

Let us share this honor and pleasure with Hiranuma Kaicho.

Hirokazu Kanazawa, Soke
Satoru Iwai, Advisor

Eduardo Mejia Jabid

2018-11-7

Hanshi Eduardo Mejia Jabid SKIF Dominican Republic received the award of

KYOKUJITSU TANKOSHO (旭日単光章)

from the Japanese Goverment for promotion of Karate in the Dominican Republic.

Please lets send our congratulations on this big honour. Oss!