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Are you an instructor looking to affiliate with the NKKF?

To become a registered member, each year dues are $199.99 USD.

Your Dojo will receive a certificate of membership for each year enrolled. As a member you'll be able to join AAU, WKF, NKF, and WSKF competitions under the NKKF club authority.

Instructors and Affiliate Athletes also receive a 50% commission on all students who become members of the NKKF paid out monthly via paypal.

Please email honbu@nkkf.org to set up your discount code for your students to earn credit.

Sanctioned dojos will also earn 15% off any Tokaido Brand Products.

We are Currently Sponsoring WKF Karate Athletes who actively upload 1 lesson per week to our Lessons portal and have brought 100 members from around the world to join our federation.


All of our affiliated Instructors have been screened and hand selected by our Board of Sensei to ensure the best instruction possible is given. We aim to provide a wide variety of martial arts training from reputable teachers around the globe.

Each instructor is provided with the dojo syllabus for student grading. This helps students from around the world measure their progress on similar timelines and share information amongst their peers when needing assistance in their training.

Strict grading guidelines that originated in Japan are passed down for any Black Belt certification.

Traditionally, 3rd Degree Black Belt is never awarded to anyone under the age of 16. Time in Grade is a factor of the Martial Arts that is very important for good character development and appropriate experienced prior to teaching authority is received.

We sanction many styles of martial arts that can demonstrate adequate skill and provide history of certification, ranking, and knowledge.

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Karate Near ME FOR KIDS

Many parents are constantly searching for great Karate for their kids. Have you ever searched for "Karate near me for kids" and found yourself aimlessly browsing through local schools that seem to lack authenticity?

Our Affiliated Karate Schools are audited for top performance criteria each year and must maintain valid credentials with an annual check up.

You can rest assured that our affiliated karate dojos use the same techniques and curriculum for their karate classes that our world class headquarters provides.

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Karate for Kids Near Me

Are you looking for Karate for Kids near you?

Using the Karate For Kids near Me criteria, here is a search tool that will give you a list of karate schools in your local area.

We recommend any NKKF member karate schools, here is a list of karate schools we like as well.

Why choose Karate for your kids as an after school activity?

Karate for kids can be a wonderful activity that increases positive fitness, helps attention to detail, following instructions and socialization skills.

Kids who practice karate are typically healthier and friendlier, as they learn to work hard and also respect their superiors.

Karate builds good work ethic and values for harmony in jobs and school in the future.

Kids who respect their elders, instructors and peers are often more successful and well liked.

Karate Builds friendships that lasts a lifetime and provides a place to have fun and use excess energy.

A good karate school will combine elements of play, learning, exercise and mindfulness.

Karate teaches the importance of team work, empathy, and also leadership.

As Karate Students rise through the ranks to Black Belt they start to gain more responsibility in the Dojo and learn how to help others.

Karate also teaches Kids to become humble and to give thanks to those who help them acheive their goals.

There are a million reasons why to find Karate for Kids near you, and very few why not to!

Scholarships are also available in many cases for high performing students in financial need.

Certified programs with the AAU Karate also allow competitor Karate Kids to earn real college funds each year for top performers.

Want to list your Karate for Kids school our site? Email us at honbu@nkkf.org