Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation
Mr Ishihara was Ex. Governor of Tokyo Metropolitan who hosted the welcome reception for the 9th SKIF World Championships in Tokyo 2006 sadly passed away at the age of 89 on the 1st of February 2022.
SKIF International would like to express their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of SKIF Hong Kong Sensei Alan Castro 9th Dan SKIF who sadly passed away on the 28th November 2021 at the age of 96. Oss! May he Rest in Peace.
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.
SKIF GHQ is now offering private lesson services via the Zoom Platform to all SKIF Affiliated Countries. This service will be a private lesson for your members with an SKIF GHQ Instructor of your choosing and limited to 100 participants.
HONBU @ HOME
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.
Message from Kancho and Shuseki Shihan
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.
Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa
Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami
Project Promotion Members
TBC at a later date
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.
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