The first issue with self defense is avoidance. Just about anywhere in the world experts will tell you to avoid trouble when ever possible to insure your personal safety. Plain and simple, don not place yourself in a position or situation that in which you have to ...... full article
The following chart describes how the organization of the Japan Karatedo Federation is organized. Over the years I've found many that misinterpreted the difference between the JKF / JKGA / Dai Nippon Butokukai 大日本武徳会 / JKA etc. Contrary to the belief of Shotokan players, the JKA is not the ruling authority of Karatedo. Contrary to the belief of many Gojuryu players, the Gojukai is not the ruling authority of Karatedo. The JKF manages the domestic Japanese Karatedo world representing Japan while consolidating individual Karate practitioners into a single organization. JKF members are able to serve in an official capacity domestically as participants in competitions and as graded practitioners. In other words, the JKF is an umbrella to multiple styles of Karatedo.
Organizations in Direct Cooperation withthe Japan Karatedo Federation [JKF].
These are the MAJOR groups of the Japan Karatedo Federation: