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Japan Shotokan Karate-Do Federation


Who can become an Affiliate

Membership in JSKF is open to all types of traditional shotokan karate-do organizations. This includes commercial, educational and governmental entities. Members may be either for-profit or not-for-profit organizations. All members are expected to uphold the highest standards of training and conduct as expected by JSKF.

How to join JSKF

Here are the steps an organization needs to follow for applying for a membership:

  • Fill out the Membership Agreement. Have the agreement signed and dated by an individual having the appropriate authority in your organization. The request for affiliation/membership agreement form can be downloaded from here.
  • Arrange Payment method. Payment, in US Dollars, must arrive within 30 days of the Membership Application. The JSKF Registration fee is $150 (one time payment) The Membership fee is $50/Year, due in January of the calendar year.
  • Email the application form to the JSKF, (see the address at the left side of this page)

Timeline and conditions

Your application will be processed by Sensei Namiki personally. Before your organization will be accepted as a full member in JSKF, a temporary membership may be granted, for up to 12 months.

During the temporary membership period, your organization must invite Sensei Namiki and/or other JSKF officials to a seminar organized by one of your organization's DOJOs. The seminar request form can be downloaded from here.

This is required by JSKF, in order to fully evaluate the quality of the training/conduct in your organization.


For any other questions regarding membership in JSKF, feel free to email Sensei Namiki in person

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