There are 12 countries outside Japan that have official representatives. Australia is the most recent addition after Sensei Mike Williams was appointed as the Official Representative of Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai by Kenzo Mabuni Soke.
Shito-Ryu Karate-Do was founded by Kenwa Mabuni and is one of the four main styles of Karate in Japan. Kenwa Mabuni founded the Nippon Karate-Do Kai with the Kensyukan (honbu) dojo in Osaka, Japan. After the death of Kenwa Mabuni, the original Dojo and Nippon Karate-Do Kai was passed onto his second son, Kenzo Mabuni Soke.
Today, the original curriculum of Kenwa Mabuni is still taught which it is why it is referred to as Seito (pure or unchanged) Shito-Ryu Karate-Do.
Applications are invited from instructors and organisations to become affiliate members of Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai.
The benefits of affiliation include:
Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and teachings of Seito (pure) Shito Ryu Karate-Do as taught by Kenzo Mabuni Soke , son of Kenwa Mabuni (1889-1952), the founder of Shito-Ryu.
Applicants who meet the required standards to be accepted as affiliate members must be willing to adopt and teach the original curriculum and Kata of the founder, Master Kenwa Mabuni as taught by his son Kenzo Mabuni Soke.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Successful applicants will be registered in Japan and dojo details will be included on the official website of Shito-Ryu International Karate-Do Kai and Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai.
If you are interested in becoming an Affiliate, the first step is to click on the link below and fill out the form.
Once your application has been received you will receive an Affiliation Information pack by email. After reviewing the information you will be able to make an informed decision as to whether you want to proceed with your application for Affiliation.