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The "Traditional Japanese Karate Network"  &  DownloadKarate.com  
(subsidiaries of Bioproperty Pty Ltd.)

United States
Japanese Karate Network
12108 Belestead Drive 
Glenn Allen, VA 23059



Japan (Kenjufudokai dojo) 
545-7 Yamasaki
Shikito-cho 
Himeji  671 0209 

Australia
Japanese Karate Network
252 Wellington Rd
East Brisbane, QLD 4169
Phone Australia:  0409208143



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We are associated with a number of karate clubs throughout Japan, Australia, the USA, & Canada. Our online members exceed 50,000 and include most countires in the world. The network is not a "style", nor does it govern one way to practice karate.

The Network is deliberately made up of sensei from differing styles and not badged as one organization, but rather as karate dojo(s) ensuring excellence in karate's traditions. The website provides networking for dojo(s) and provides an online traditional karate resource repository. The focus is for dojo(s) or instructors with a common lineage of Okinawa and Japan.

The networking activities began in 1997 and consists of:

  • networked dojo(s) from Shito-ryu, Shotokan, Kenpo, Goju and Okinawan arts  best practising their arts thorough cross-exposure 
    to kata, bunkai, tournaments and the philosophies of Japanese karate
  • an online traditional karate resource repository
  • belt tests, rank certification and cross-training occurs in Japan, Australia and North America
  • belt test panels with sensei from different styles come together to standardize knowledge content and rank abilities 
  • Involved dojos realize that the basis of karate technique across styles are more similar than different as all derived from the same sources. After all the founders of each of the major styles (Funakoshi, Mabuni, Miyagi etc.) all trained together rather than separated themselves. This keeps in perspective hard-soft, linear-round, kata bunkai etc...

 

If you meet traditional karate standards & would like to join this network (which is free), or becoming affiliated for rank certification, camps etc. please email us.






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The "Network' supports the issuing of black belt (Dan) ranks via 2 different mechanisms. 
  
1.  Ranks are issued in differing styles (ryu-ha) using senior "Network" instructors from a given style (e.g. Shito-ryu variants, Shotokan, Okinawan karate etc.) as long as their requirements are met. While the ryhu-ha specific rank is given by the most senior panel member for that specific ryu-ha, the panels may still consist of sensei from other styles (to gather their input and perspective).

2. The "Network" also issues Dan ranks in a cross style approach with a "Dan Rank" provided in the "Art of Karate-Do". These certificates do not use a specific style emblem, instead they use the Traditional Japanese Karate Network's symbol. In such cross-style panel cases, sensei sit on the panel and sign-off if their requirements are met.




Below are a few examples of black belt ranks (Dan) certificates that are issued from sensei or ryu-ha within the "Network":


 tani shito-ryu karate shukokai

Shotokan certificate 

 
 Shito-ryu certificate

  Shotokan line certificate 
e.g. issued by Sensei Young, 7th Dan
Traditional Japanese Karate Network
 certificate issued by a cross-style panel of peers/seniors


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