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Affiliation

The ISKF is a non-profit organization established in 1977. The ISKF encourages the sound development of its members so that they may benefit physically, morally, and spiritually from the art of karate. The association also aims to promulgate, perpetuate, and improve true karate-do throughout the world. 

There are many benefits to joining the ISKF. Membership allows the members of a dojo access to the best instruction, and the highest-level instructors. Members may participate in Camps, Seminars, and Tournaments sponsored by the ISKF throughout the world, and clubs are eligible to invite senior instructors for examinations and seminars. Members may test for rank by an official ISKF examiner only. 

All club directors or instructors must be Nidan (2nd degree black belt) and above, and officially registered within the ISKF. All club applications are subject to approval by the Chairman and Chief Instructor of the ISKF. If you are interested in becoming affiliated with the ISKF, please contact the ISKF Headquarters directly.

Trainee Program

The Instructor Trainee Program is the official instructor-training program of the ISKF. The program is open to registered members who are at least 22 years of age or older, and Nidan or above. Trainee classes are held once a month at each Regional Headquarters.

For successful completion of the program trainees must meet the following criteria:

  • Trainees are required to pass the third degree black belt examination in the ISKF prior to completion of his/her training.
  • Trainees are required to attend two Master Camps (Master Camp is held for one week annually during the first or second week of June.).
  • Trainees are required to submit 43 research papers, specified in the Trainee Manual when all class requirements have been met.
  • Trainees are required to pass the Class C Judges examination, which consists of one written and one performance portion, and is administered each year at the ISKF Master Camp, the ISKF/US National Tournament, and any ISKF International Tournament.
  • Trainees are required to participate as a judge in three ISKF sponsored tournaments each year

All interested individuals should check with their Regional Director before applying to the Instructor Trainee Program. Additional rules and regulations of the Instructor Trainee Program are specified in the Instructor Trainee Manual attained upon joining the program.

Initiation Fee $100.00 Annual Fee $ 80.00 Due with application $180.00

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PREPARING THE RESEARCH REPORT FOR INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION AND DAN EXAMINATIONS

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ISKF Official Rules of Certified Qualifications

Officially Approved by The ISKF Chief Instructor/The ISKF Technical Committee

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ISKF Qualifications of Official Instructor

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ISKF Qualifications of Official Examiner

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ISKF Qualifications of Official Judge

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ISKF Qualification of Dan Rank Examinations

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ISKF Kyu and Dan Allotment List of Examiners

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Examination Guidelines

Dan Registration

The original request form (only 1) must be accompanied by one passport-sized photograph stapled to each Dan registration form along with the appropriate registration fee. These materials should be sent to your REGIONAL DIRECTOR OR EXAMINER.

Registration fees should be remitted in the form of a certified check, money order, or bank draft in U.S. dollars, and made payable to the ISKF (International Shotokan Karate Federation). Personal checks are not acceptable.

PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND THE APPROPRIATE FEES ALONG WITH YOUR DAN REGISTRATION FORM.

All Dan ranking is registered with the International Shotokan Karate Federation. The ISKF will evaluate all registration requests for approval and issuance of registration numbers. Dan certificates will be printed in Japan and forwarded from the ISKF Headquarters to the regional director, who delivers them to the student or instructor.

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Registration and Exam Fees are as Follows:

TIER 1 COUNTRIES:

   

 Australia

 Bahrain

 Canada

 England

 Israel

 Lebanon

 New Zealand

 Saudi Arabia

 United Arab

Emirates

 USA

   

TIER 2 COUNTRIES:

   

 Algeria

 France

 New Zealand 

 Argentina

 Georgia

 Panama 

 Australia

 Germany

 Peru 

 Belarus

 Greece

 Philippines 

 Belgium

 India

 Romania 

 Bolivia

 Iran

 Russia 

 Brazil

 Israel

 Saudi Arabia 

 Brunei

 Italy

 Spain 

 Chile 

 Lebanon

 Sult. of Oman 

 Colombia

 Mexico Ukraine

 Switzerland 

 Costa Rica 

 Moldavian Republic

 Ukraine 

 England 

 Nepal 

 UAE

 

 

 Uruguay

TIER 3 COUNTRIES:

   

Bahamas

Ethiopia

St. Vincent

Barbados

Guyana

Sri Lanka

Belize

Haiti

Tanzania

Botswana

Jamaica

Trinidad

British Virgin Islands

Mauritius

Turks & Caicos Islands

Burundi

Nicaragua

Venezuela

Cayman Islands

Nigeria

Zanzibar

Dominican Republic

South Africa

Zimbabwe

ISKF Headquarters

PHILADELPHIA SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB
222 South 45th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 U.S.A.
Tel: 215-222-9382
Fax: 215-222-7813
Email: iskf@iskf.com

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