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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).

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SKIF was established in 1978 by Late Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa who had studied directly under Grand Master Gichin Funakoshi, and was the Director and General Manager for Forign Affair Division of Japan Karate Association before he founded SKIF. SKIF, a Specified Nonprofit Organization in Japan has been expanding its activities since its founding and now has affiliated groups in over 130 countries worldwide


The Australasian Federation of Traditional Karate and Kobudo (AFTK) [オーストララシアン伝統空手古武道連盟 Australasian Dento Karate Kobudo Renmei] was originally established in 1999 and is an industry body that caters to the needs of traditional karate and kobudo practitioners and instructors across Australia and New Zealand.

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