About Japan Karate Association, England
The JKAE is a steadily growing association of karate clubs formed in 2003 as the official England branch of the Japan Karate Association (JKA), “keepers of karate’s highest tradition”.
The primary objective of the Association is to teach and foster the development of authentic JKA Karate. This will be achieved under the leadership of Sensei Ohta and by way of regular training courses, gradings and championships.
The JKAE web site is a regularly updated and invaluable source of information about the association.
Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta, Chief Instructor JKAE
As a professional Karate teacher, Sensei Ohta is a graduate of the famous JKA Instructors Course. Since 1982 he was assistant to Sensei K. Enoeda, 9th Dan (deceased), for 20 years in the UK, during which time he built an international following and reputation. Ohta Sensei is, without doubt, one of the most popular and technically sound Shotokan Instructors in the world.
As Chief Instructor of the JKAE Sensei Ohta is a regular visitor to Essex where he conducts special training courses and gradings for our members. At present, Sensei Ohta is the only Instructor in the United Kingdom with the authority to award a JKA Black Belt.
About the Japan Karate Association
Based in Tokyo, Japan, the JKA has branches and dojos worldwide and is one of the oldest and most prestigious karate associations in the world. The JKA has an unrivalled reputation for quality of teaching and senior instructors often visit the UK to teach at national and regional courses. The JKA web site has a detailed description of its history and heritage and an explanation of the organisation with links to worldwide branches.