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KARATE & KOBUDO

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Connecting All Nations to the Birthplace of Karate & Kobudo Since 1992.
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ONLINE Karate LESSONS & KNOWLEDGE DATABASE

Our Karate & Kobudo Database can be accessed by members to Learn or Review Every Kata, Kihon, Definition, Testing Requirement, & even Lesson Plans for Sensei's.

New to Karate? Can't visit a Dojo? No Problem. We host virtual lessons from Licensed Instructors around the globe to follow along at home.

Achieve Legitimate ranking from the comfort of your home, gym, or dojo via video testing & receive feedback to help you improve.

REAL KArate CERTIFICATION

Certify your Martial Arts Directly from Japan by submitting your Testing Video that will be graded by 8th & 9th Dan Certified Karate & Kobudo Legends.

Receive Legitimate hand signed certification directly from the birthplace of Karate & Kobudo (Japan).

Our Courses contain all Karate, Kobudo, and Iaido Techniques, Kata and Knowledge to test for your Black Belt and beyond.

More Karate and Kobudo content is constantly being added.

JAPAN KArate CONNECT

In addition to learning Karate & Kobudo, our Federation has active connections to Grand Masters in both Okinawa & Osaka Japan.

We can assist you in booking direct once in a lifetime training opportunities in Japan, or brought to you.

We also export Made in Japan Karate & Kobudo goods directly to your door.

Want to book Virtual or Live Karate or Kobudo Seminars?

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I wish to welcome all new members into the National Karate and Kobudo Federation.

I also wish to thank all of our Directors, Representatives, Sensei's, and Members for their support and confidence in the NKKF as we are growing into a strong Organization with Excellence in the Martial Arts as our foundation.

-Bill Woodard, "Hanshi"

KARATE AND KOBUDO BLOG

Karate can be a wonderful way to exercise and lose weight when practiced properly and for adequate amounts of time. Remember that your caloric intake may be the issue and challenge yourself to change for 30 days and see how it goes. As we age it becomes harder to lose weight so don't be too hard on yourself, just remember that changes will happen inside before they show outside.

Why Am I Not Losing Weight In Karate?

Karate can be a wonderful way to exercise and lose weight when practiced properly and for adequate amounts of time. Remember that your caloric intake may be the issue and challenge yourself to change for 30 days and see how it goes. As we age it becomes harder to lose weight so don't be too hard on yourself, just remember that changes will happen inside before they show outside.

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The publication includes some coaching tips on body mechanics as well as Kumite and Kata judging criteria. Miss Keiko Tsuji Born October 9 1993 in Nago Okinawa is known as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Okinawan Kenpo expert describes the importance of the shape of the fist, positioning of the forearm, and proper movement because this correctly positions bone for impact.

Japan Karate Fan 2014 World Karate Championships & Miss Universe Japan

The publication includes some coaching tips on body mechanics as well as Kumite and Kata judging criteria. Miss Keiko Tsuji Born October 9 1993 in Nago Okinawa is known as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Okinawan Kenpo expert describes the importance of the shape of the fist, positioning of the forearm, and proper movement because this correctly positions bone for impact.

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Over 10,000 local spectators cheered while millions watched the broadcast around the world as the first ever Karate competitors underwent qualifying rounds in 3 Tatami rings. The 1984 hit movie The Karate Kid, idolized and romanticized competition Karate bringing it fame and popularity.

Karate's Brief Appearance in the Olympics

Over 10,000 local spectators cheered while millions watched the broadcast around the world as the first ever Karate competitors underwent qualifying rounds in 3 Tatami rings. The 1984 hit movie The Karate Kid, idolized and romanticized competition Karate bringing it fame and popularity.

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Around age 11, Funakoshi became a student of Anko Asato, learning Chinese based martial arts called Shuri Te. He was notably skilled even at a young age.Prior he studied Naha Te style for 3 months under lord Mizuumijo Daitadashi but the style wasn't suited for his short stature.Funakoshi learned Kusanku from Asato which became his specialty kata.

The Founder of Karate 船越 義珍 Gichin Funakoshi

Around age 11, Funakoshi became a student of Anko Asato, learning Chinese based martial arts called Shuri Te. He was notably skilled even at a young age.Prior he studied Naha Te style for 3 months under lord Mizuumijo Daitadashi but the style wasn't suited for his short stature.Funakoshi learned Kusanku from Asato which became his specialty kata.

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Visting Okinawa "the sacred birthplace of karate", is currently difficult or for some impossible.Although the damnd is higher than ever due to elevated interest in Olympic Sport Karate, there are no overseas customers due to the bad corona virus outbreaks globally.

Okinawan Martial Arts and Tourism since Corona Virus

Visting Okinawa "the sacred birthplace of karate", is currently difficult or for some impossible.Although the damnd is higher than ever due to elevated interest in Olympic Sport Karate, there are no overseas customers due to the bad corona virus outbreaks globally.

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Without a doubt, the star of the Olympic karate competition was Japan's Ryo Kiyuna
The 31-year-old was born and raised in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate. He was the
favorite to win the gold medal, and his performance exceeded all expectations, as well
as his appearance as a budoka (karate competitor).

Ryo Kiyuna wins Gold in Tokyo 2021 Olympics Karate Kata

Without a doubt, the star of the Olympic karate competition was Japan's Ryo Kiyuna The 31-year-old was born and raised in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate. He was the favorite to win the gold medal, and his performance exceeded all expectations, as well as his appearance as a budoka (karate competitor).

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NKKF instructor doing Chinese Wedge Block
GIAN PIERO
ITALY
NKKF Instructor performs self defense with wrist lock and kick
CRISTIAN LAIBER
ROMANIA
NKKF Sensei with Soke
MARCUS DEVALENTINO
KENPO
Aikido Sensei with NKKF
DENNIS PALUMBO
JIU JITSU
Sensei Steven Johnson with NKKF in Yokosuka Japan
STEVEN JOHNSON
NKJU

Karate Lessons

Karate is a great way to exercise, stay healthy, increase coordination and stay challenged.

It has both cognitive and physical benefits for practitioners and provides a fun way to exercise.

While we focus on preserving tradition, it can also be a great activity for families to squeeze in work out time as well as family time for busy schedules.

How much does Karate cost?

Typically in the United States you can expect to pay between $99 to $249 per month for Karate Lessons depending on the location and expertise of the school.

Additional expenses include a Karate Gi (uniform) of $50 to $300 depending on the size, brand, and quality.

Testing fees usually apply as well and vary from school to school.

We offer online Karate and Kobudo lessons priced at $8.99 per month and testing fees start at $40 for the first rank and move up incrementally.

These fees cover your diploma and belt as well.

Private Karate Lessons, or Private Kobudo lessons are now offered virtually at $50 per hour.

Email [email protected] to inquire.

Karate Near Me

We recommend joining an affiliated NKKF school if you are looking for Children's Karate or Adult Karate classes.

Here is a list of affiliated National Karate Kobudo Federation Schools which is updated periodically.

LETTERS FROM THE HONBU

I have lived in Yokosuka, Japan for 3 years. In August of 1998, I traveled to Osaka, Japan to test for the rank of godan (5th degree black belt). Other studies include: Hakko-Ryu Jiu Jitsu and Kuniba-Ha Goshin-Do in which I hold the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in Koga-Ryu Kobudo from Ruiz, Joseph "Saiko-Shihan" of the International Karate Kobudo Union.
As your Vice President, I also give my pledge of support to Woodard "Shihan" as President. I can assure you that with nearly 85 years of studying, training and instruction between us, you will always have a resource of available information. Osu!!Yours in Budo, Steven Johnson "Sensei" 1999

STEVEN JOHNSON VP

Each Nation is a separate branch of the NKKF and is overseen by the Honbucho or Director of that Nation.

The NKKF is void of any politics and only has one common goal and that is "Excellence" each of the individual Directors share this common goal.

We currently have representatives in the USA and 14 countries, each will be the National branch office of that country.

Thus we are the National Karate & Kobudo Federation. -Bill Woodard NKKF President 1998

BILL WOODARD President
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