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JKS Benelux and its goals

-We want to teach and expand the traditional shotokan karate like it is being taught at  JKS Honbu Dojo in Japan.

-We want to be a federation who stands up for its members in a fair and democratic way. This we want to do by giving the best instruction through exchange of karate knowledge and skills. The exchanging and sharing of this expertise is created by JKS relations but also by relations from other styles and traditions.

-We want to provide in all levels of karate which are registered in Japan. Members of JKS should be given the opportunity to become JKS instructor, examiner or judge. “The individual” at JKS, like members but also the instructors, should be able to reach their personal goals in karate.

-We are keeping our one-to-one-relations with Japan and make it our priority to keep developing this network.

JKS Benelux believes transparency, cooperation and keeping traditions, can be an assembling force within the world of karate. JKS wants to give power to grow and develop in a physical and spiritual way in which karate is practiced.

We would like you to join us in this mission and make a difference.

Japan Karate Shotorenmei

Karate is a martial art where by it shapes your character to be a proper person. The genius of karate is to unite ‘shin’ (mind, mental improvement), ‘gi’ (techniques), and ‘tai’ (body, physical improvement) and to grow oneself through training. In other words, it is not only based on power and techniques but also on continuing practice and the respect for other people “Men, women, the young and the elderly.”

JKS provides trainings in a manner most consistent with the skill levels of trainees and their purposes. By promoting ‘Lifetime Karate’ training, we hope that karate would appeal to persons of all ages and would eventually be beneficial to our society.