松濤館, Shōtōkan is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Master Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Master Gichin Funakoshi was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing "KARATE-DO" through a series of public demonstrations, and by promoting the development of University Karate Clubs, including those at Keio, Waseda, Hitotsubashi (Shodai), Takushoku, Chuo, Gakushuin, and Hosei.

Shōtōkan (松濤館流)

  • Date Founded: 1928
  • Country of Origin: Okinawa, Japan.
  • Founder: Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) & Yoshitaka Funakoshi (1906–1945)
  • Arts Taught: Karate
  • Ancestor Schools: Shōrei-ryū, Shōrin-ryū
Descendant Schools:

Wadō-ryū, Shōtōkai, Chitō-ryū, Shindō jinen-ryū, Yoseikan Karate, Kyokushin, Tang soo do, Taekwondo, Soo Bahk Do.

Master Funakoshi had many students at the University Clubs and outside Dojos, who continued to teach karate after his death in 1957. However, internal disagreements (in particular the notion that competition is contrary to the essence of karate) led to the creation of different organisations—including an initial split between the Japan Karate Association (headed by Masatoshi Nakayama) and the Shotokai (headed by Motonobu Hironishi and Shigeru Egami), followed by many others—so that today there is no single "Shotokan school", although they all bear Funakoshi's influence. As the most widely practiced style, Shotokan is considered a traditional and influential form of Karate-Do.


about SKSA International

SKSA International is a global association dedicated to teaching and promoting Shotokan karate and other martial arts in General.

We were founded in 2015 by Master David Hari in Udaypur, Rajasthan, India, and Special effort by kyoshi HMNC Rana have since grown to include members in countries around the world. In 2022, our head office was relocated to the United States under the control of Master Kyoshi Dady Kassim. We believe that Martial Arts is more than just a sport or a form of self-defense - it is a way of life that promotes discipline, respect, and personal growth. Our association is committed to preserving the traditions and teachings of Shotokan karate and other martial Arts, while also embracing innovation and growth. Our members come from all walks of life and range in age and experience level. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning and practicing Martila Arts to join our association and be a part of our community. In addition to providing training and support to our members, we also host events and competitions, publish educational materials, and collaborate with other Martials organizations around the world. If you are interested in becoming a member of SKSA International, please visit our Membership page to learn more.

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