Shotokan Karate International Australia is the official affiliate organisation of Kanazawa Soke's SKIF in Australia. It is a vibrant organisation of approximately 50 clubs and over 1,000 members, making it one of Australia's largest martial arts associations. SKIA has no chief instructor, although it has many high calibre senior instructors - most notably Sensei Brian Cox and Sensei Zivko Delevski (both Hachidan - 8th Dan Black Belts). The association is managed by a National Executive, which is elected by its membership every two years. SKIA is a not-for-profit organisation (ABN 58 401 440 832).
The Australian Karate Federation is the national governing body of karate in Australia recognised and endorsed by the federal government, the Australian Olympic Committee and the Australian Sports Commission.
The AKF is a member of the World Karate Federation (WKF). The WKF is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as representing the sport of Karate.