SKIF was established in 1978 by Late Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa who had studied directly under Grand Master Gichin Funakoshi, and was the Director and General Manager for Forign Affair Division of JAPAN KARATE ASSOCIATION before he founded SKIF. SKIF, a Specified Nonprofit Organization in Japan has been expanding its activities since its founding and now has affiliated groups in over 130 countries worldwide.
The philosophy of SHOTOKAN KARATEDO is based on the traditional Budo sprits of Karatedo which seeks for the perfection of character through hard training and discipline. In addition to the traditional philosophy underpinned by Rei-To-Setsu and Dojo-kun, SKIF also seeks for the healthy Mental and physical growth of youth and peaceful international Exchange of friendship through the training and competition.
Specified Non-Profit Organisation (Nov 14th, 2002)
Officers (2020 February 1st AGM)
Late Hirokazu Kanazawa (1931-2019)
Eikichi Saito, Nobuaki Kanazawa, Manabu Murakami, Kazuhiko Sakakibara, Hitohiko Makino
Toshiyuki Oana, Kotobuki Takahashi
Satoru lwai (International Liaison), Hideki Kashino, Dr. Philip Kwok, Yukiyasu Tamura, Seiji Suzuki, Yoshito lwama, Muneo Shoji
Dr. Hideo Kanazawa, Koichi Tanaka, Nobuhito Kitazume, Noriyuki Oku
T. Hirasawa, S. Nakajima, Masaru Miura, Yoko Kubokura, S. Kaga, Hiroshi Ishikawa, S. Takayama, H. Kato, Ryusho Suzuki, Y. Iwata, T. Yoshioka, Shinji Tanaka, Rikuta Koga, Hisahiro Ishikawa, K.Nakamura, S.Masuda, K.Tanabe, Daizo Kanazawa, J. Takahashi, Y. Takaura, K. Yoshimura
Late Hirokazu Kanazawa (Founder), Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa, Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami
Satoru Iwai, Kevin Chan
William Wong, Samuel Lam, Chi Kim Lam, Ricky Wan