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Results of the 12th Funakoshi Gichin World Karate-Do Championships

You have practiced JKA Karate for years, or maybe you are a former member with the urge to return to training or you might be an interstate or overseas visitor or a parent looking to get your family started in a fantastic new activity..

...if you're interested in JKA Karate - this is the place for you!

Here you’ll find a lot of information, like how to become a JKA Karateka or how to continue your training at a JKA Dojo. We invite you to visit us in person to see for yourself why JKA, the Way of Balance is so popular here in Australia and in most countries of the world.


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JKA Karate in Australia

Due to the enormous size of our country, JKAWF Australia is made up of four JKAHQ authorised administrative regions;

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  • JKA Eastern Region

  • JKA Southern Region

  • JKA Western Region

  • JKA ASKA


Regional and International Co-operation

The four JKA Australia regional heads and senior instructors work closely with with JKA HQ in Tokyo Japan to foster and promote JKA Karate throughout Australia. JKA Australia stages all national events, participates in JKAWF sanctioned international events and regularly hosts visits by JKA Hombu Dojo instructors. See upcoming major events below...

JKA Dojos in Melbourne


JKA In Melbourne

JKA Karate has been established in Melbourne for more than 3 decades. This site represents all JKA Dojos in the Melbourne Metropolitan area and the rest of the state of Victoria in the JKA Eastern Region. ASKA, the most recent addition to the JKA family in Australia also has Dojos in Victoria.

There's information for our members and visitors, as well as news and views relating to JKA Karate locally and across the world. You can inquire about training with us or send us your comments and feedback - we’d be happy to hear from you.


2013 Major Events

2013 will be yet another year full of world-class activities for JKA members in Australia. Here is a list of the main events - dates to be added as they are confirmed.

Important: Invited guests and any registered member of the four JKAWF Australia regions may participate in the following activities...

  • Keiko Hajime
    Venue: Albert Park Victoria
    Date: 3rd January 2013

  • 9th Annual JKA Southern Cross Summer Gasshuku
    Venue: Mawson Lakes South Australia
    Date: January 2013

  • JKAWF Australia National Championships
    Venue: Melbourne Victoria
    Date: March 2013

  • Training with JKA HQ Instructor TBA
    Venue: Melbourne Victoria
    Date: March 2013

  • JKA World Federation Spring Gasshuku
    Venue: JKA Sohonbu Dojo Tokyo Japan
    Date: April 2013

  • Melbourne Area Dan Grade Examinations
    Venue: TBA
    Date: Late May 2013

  • JKA Annual Southern Cross Cup
    Venue: Mawson Lakes South Australia
    Date: June 2013
    Special Guest Instructor from Japan: T.B.A.

  • 56th JKA All Japan Championships
    Venue: Nippon Budokan Tokyo Japan
    Date: July 2013

  • Special Seminar with JKA Honbu Dojo Instructor T.B.A.
    Venue: Melbourne Victoria
    Date: June 2013

  • Mildura Gasshuku (The Tradition Continues)
    Venue: Cowra Station
    Date: 6th, 7th, 8th September 2013

  • JKA Honbu Dojo World Autumn Training Camp
    Venue: JKA Sohonbu Dojo Bunkyo Japan
    Date: October 2013

  • Camp Victoria JKA Annual Gasshuku
    Venue: Mt.Evelyn Victoria
    Date: 29th November to 1st December 2013

  • Keiko Osame
    Venue: Albert Park Victoria
    Date: 27th December 2013


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2013 JKA All-Japan Kumite Champion

Nemoto Keisuke

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Results of 12th Funakoshi Gichin World Karate-Do Championships

Formerly the "Shoto World Cup" the 12th Funakoshi Gichin World Karate-Do Championships were held from 18th - 21st August 2011 in Pattaya Thailand.

Once again the Japanese contingent dominated the tournament winning every major event. It is highly unlikely that another country will ever match Japan's very impressive run for high technical standard and sheer consistency over time. Congratulations to Japan and to the other countries and individuals who achieved minor placings.

12th Gichin Funakoshi World Karate-Do Championships
Kumite Kata
Men Individual
1st Japan R. Iimura 1st Japan K. Kurihara
2nd Japan K. Chubachi 2nd Japan N. Maruoka
3rd Japan K. Nemoto 3rd Japan H. Hukuhara
3rd Russia A. Mazurov      
Men Team
1st Japan 1st Japan
2nd Brazil 2nd Canada
3rd Canada 3rd Italy
Women Individual
1st Japan A. Isiduka 1st Japan N. Oshima
2nd Sweden G. Akdag 2nd Japan M. Nakamachi
3rd Russia A. Sergeeva 3rd Japan S. Hukasaku
3rd Venezuala J. Quiroz      
Women Team
1st Japan 1st Japan
2nd England 2nd Germany
3rd Germany 3rd England


JKA All Japan Tournment Results 1957 - Now

The JKA All-Japan Karate-Do Championships have been held continuously since 1957. In that time the rules have changed very little. Here are the results in both the Individual Kumite and Kata Divisions for both Men and Women. Note, there are no weight divisions in JKA.

Mens Kumite 
 Mens Kata
 
1st
2nd
3rd
1st
2nd
3rd
1957
  Kanazawa Tsuyama Nakamura Shoji Sakamoto Koyama
1958
  Kanazawa/Mikami Nakamura Kanazawa Mikami Saito
1959
  Mikami Kanazawa Sato/Shirai Mikami Kanazawa Saito
1960
  Sato Mikami Asai/Iwaizumi Shoji Mikami Kanazawa
1961
  Asai Shirai Mikami/Enoeda Mikami Asai Shirai
1962
  Shirai Enoeda Mikami/Yaguchi Shirai Mikami Iwaizumi
1963
  Enoeda Shirai Kanazawa/Yaguchi Asai Iwaizumi Nakaya
1964
No Tournament Held Due to Hosting of Tokyo Olympic Games
1965
  Kisaka Ueki Miyazaki/Ochi Ueki Ochi Shinokuma
1966
  Ochi Tabata Takahashi Ochi Ueki Takahashi
1967
  Ochi Oishi Tabata/Abe Ueki Ochi Takahashi
1968
  Ueki Ochi Tabata/Abe Ueki Takahashi Ochi
1969
  Oishi Iida Ochi/Isaka Ochi Takahashi Isaka
1970
  Oishi Takahashi Yamaguchi/Tabata Takahashi Yamaguchi Takashina
1971
  Oishi Ueki Iida/Tabata Ueki Takahashi Yamaguchi
1972
  Kagawa Osaka Yano/Sasaki Takahashi Yamaguchi Isaka
1973
  Oishi Isaka Tanaka Takahashi Osaka Isaka
1974
  Tanaka Sakata Hayakawa/Sawada Ueki Osaka Takahashi
1975
  Tanaka Yahara Osaka/Kasuya Ueki Osaka Yamaguchi
1976
  Osaka Hayakawa Takahashi/Yahara Ochi Kasuya Naito
1978
  Mori Yahara Iida/Osaka Osaka Yahara Naito
1979
  Omura Mori Yahara/Osaka Osaka Ochi Isaka
1980
  Mori Omura Imura/Yamamoto Osaka Yahara Isaka
1981
  Tsuchii Tatetsu Mori/Sakata Osaka Yahara Imura
1982
  Sakata Mori Yamamoto/Yahara Osaka Yahara Aihara
1983
  Yamamoto Imamura Kagawa/Furukawa Osaka Yahara Fukami
1984
  Yamamoto Kagawa Yahara/Ogura Yahara Kagawa Kojima
1985
  Kagawa Ogura Tatetsu/Kawawada Kagawa Aihara Kojima
1986
  Ogura Imamura Hashiguchi/Omura Kawawada Imura Ohta
1987
  Yokomichi Shiina Imamura/Kawawada Kawawada Aihara Hashiguchi
1988
  Imamura Kagawa Koike/Iwamoto Hashiguchi Imura Kagawa
1989
  Kagawa Imamura Koike/Iwamoto Aihara Hashiguchi Kagawa
1990
  Imamura Koike Hanzaki/Shiina Aihara Imura Hashiguchi
1991
  Shiina Hanzaki Kobayashi/Kokubun Aihara Imura Hashiguchi
1992
  Naka Taniyama Hanzaki/Kokubun Imura Hashiguchi Aihara
1993
  Shiina Imamura Iwamoto/Nakano Imura Hashiguchi Aihara
1994
  Shiina Taniyama Izumiya/Iwamoto Imura Hashiguchi Aihara
1995
  Taniyama Ikenaga Shiina/Takahashi Imura Hashiguchi Aihara
1996
  Taniyama Kokubun Shiina/Kobayashi Imura Hashiguchi Aihara
1997
  Kokubun Izumiya Kobayashi/Ogata Izumiya Hashiguchi Terashima
1998
  Taniyama Noda Ikenaga/Kobayashi Hashiguchi Izumiya Taniyama
1999
  Kobayashi Taniyama Noda/Hanzaki Taniyama Izumiya Takahashi
2000
  Kokubun Shiina Naka/Ikenaga Taniyama Izumiya Shiina
2001
  Taniyama Ogata Shimizu/Takahashi Shiina Taniyama Takahashi
2002
  Kobayashi  Taniyama  Shiina/Ogata Taniyama Shiina Kobayashi
2003
  Ogata Sugiyama Kobayashi/Taniyama Taniyama Kobayashi Ubukata
2004
  Kobayashi Okuma Taniyama/Ogata Shiina Kobayashi Taniyama
2005
  Ogata Shimizu Iizuka/Sugiyama Kobayashi Kurihara Saito
2006
  Shimizu Sugiyama Okuma/Ito Kurihara Taniyama Kobayashi
2007
  Taniyama Sugiyama Kurihara/Okada Kurihara Saito Takahashi
2008
  Shimizu Inokoshi Ogata/Okada Kobayashi Saito Kumeta
2009
  Inokoshi Shimizu Haga/Ogata Kurihara Saito Okuma
2010
  Nemoto Shimizu Kumeta Kurihara Maruoka Saito
2011
  Kurihara Kumeta Iimura/Shimizu Kurihara Maruoka Yoshida
2012
Nemoto Chubachi Asano/Okada Kurihara Ueda Maruoka
2013
Nemoto Inokoshi Chubachi/Kumeta Kurihara Kumeta Ueda
Womens Kumite 
 Womens Kata
 
1st
2nd
3rd
1st
2nd
3rd
1974
Kobayashi Saito Ishida
1975
Saito Hayakawa Asano
1976
Kawashima Hayakawa Hashiguchi
1977
The Womens
Kawashima Ushigome Asano
1978
Kumite Division
Kawashima Osaka Moriya
1979
Was Introduced
Kawashima Moriya Hayakawa
1980
in 1985
Kawashima Moriya Yamamoto
1981
Kawashima Moriya Hashiguchi
1982
Kawashima Moriya Hashiguchi
1983
Moriya Yamamoto Ebihara
1984
Nakamura Yamamoto Ebihara
1985
  Hasama Watanabe Miki/Tayama Nakamura Yamamoto Ebihara
1986
  Saito Taguchi Kaneko/Yoshii Nakamura Tanizaki Ebihara
1987
  Kono Okuda Yanagibayashi/Hasama Nakamura Mimura Maruyama
1988
  Kono Watanabe Ito/Nakata Mimura Nakamura Kono
1989
  Yoneda Yoshimi Kono/Sasaki Mimura Nakamura Kono
1990
  Yoneda Hasama Ozaki/Baba Mimura Nakamura Akiyama
1991
  Yoneda Hasama Sasaki/Ohama Mimura Nakamura Gunji
1992
  Kono Yoneda Ohama/Hasama Nakamura Kono Gunji
1993
  Kono Yoshimi Hasama/Kobayashi Nakamura Gunji Akiyama
1994
  Hasama Sakuragi Baba/Yamazaki Nakamura Gunji Oshima
1995
  Okuda Sudo Baba/Takayama Nakamura Gunji Nakata
1996
  Baba Okuda Mori/Yamazaki Nakamura Gunji Nakata
1997
  Hasama Baba Sakuragi/Tsuchiya Gunji Nakata Oshima
1998
  Hasama  Baba Shibuya/Okuda Fujiwara Gunji Nakata
1999
  Hasama Baba Oda/Takada Fujiwara Oshima Nakata
2000
  Hasama Okuie Takada/Baba Nakata Gunji Oshima
2001
  Suetsugu Mizuno Okuie/Ito Nakata Hirayama Azuma
2002
  Hirayama Ito Okuie/Mizuno Nakata Hirayama Oshima
2003
  Mizuno  Okuie Tsukamoto/Aragaki Nakata Oshima Aragaki
2004
  Wakabayashi Aragaki Okuie Nakata Aragaki Hirayama
2005
  Okuie Fujiwara Aragaki/Takahashi Aragaki Hirayama Oshima
2006
  Takahashi Takaya Okuie/Fujiwara Aragaki Oshima Shirota
2007
  Okuie Takahashi Okuda/Arai Oshima Shirota Hirayama
2008
  Okuie Takahashi Shiina/Arai Oshima Shirota Fukasaku
2009
  Okuie Takahashi Tsukamoto/Yamada Shirota Oshima Waterhouse
2010
  Tanabe Shiina Okuie/Takahashi Oshima Fukasaku Waterhouse
2011
  Shiina Takahashi Tanabe/Takaya Oshima Nakamachi Fukasaku
2012
Takahashi Tsukamoto Aoki/Tanabe Nakamachi Takagi Kageyama
2013
Oyatsu Shiina Yamada/Sano Nakamachi Takagi Hikawa


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