ISKF Mountain States Region

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Master Nakayama
Master Nakayama

 

 

          Master Nakayama carried on the traditions and ideals of Master Funakoshi and his newly formed karate, Shotokan.  This was the name given to the martial art Master Funakoshi taught.  It was named by his students after his passion of doing caligraphy. 

 

   
Master Okazaki
Master Okazaki
International Shotokan Karate Federation

The International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) was established in 1977. The ISKF coordinates efforts to bring programs and develop organizations throughout North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean. The ISKF also administers the ISKF Instructor Training Program though out the world.

Master Teruyuki Okazaki, 10th degree black belt, is the Chief Instructor and Chairman of the ISKF. Master Okazaki was the right-hand man to Master Nakayama in the early days of establishing karate. He also played a crucial role in establishing and developing tournament rules and the ISKF Instructors Training Program.

   
M. Nakayama and Y. Yaguchi
M. Nakayama and Y. Yaguchi
ISKF Of Colorado

The ISKF of Colorado was established in 1974 with Sensei Yaguchi, 9th degree black belt, as Chief Instructor and Chairman. The ISKF of Colorado is also the headquarters for the Mountain States Region of the ISKF. The Mountain States Region is the youngest region in the U.S. but, under the guidance of Sensei Yaguchi, has developed numerous international and national-level competitors. The ISKF of Colorado is one of the only organizations sanctioned to offer the ISKF Instructors Training Program in North, Central, and South America.

 

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