IOGKF Canada was established in 1993 by Sensei Jim Marinow. It is the branch of IOGKF International and follows the same objectives with IOGKF International for our Canadian society, such as to spread value and teachings of traditional karate to the next generation as a great intangible treasure and by teaching karate, instructing the younger generation to be better human beings and in turn, making the world a better place in which to live.
In 1997, Tetsuji Nakamura joined IOGKF Canada as its Technical Advisor. Prior to arriving in Canada, he was a former instructor at the headquarters of IOGKF International in California, USA between 1991 and 1994 and an instructor at the headquarters of IOGKF Japan in Tokyo between 1995 and 1997.
After the resignation of Sensei Jim Marinow in 2001, IOGKF Canada formed Kanbukai (Executive Committees), and then Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura was appointed as a chief instructor in 2003. He is also responsible for the administrative office for IOGKF International, and Chief Instructor for IOGKF North America (Canada, Mexico and The United States).
Various events, such as special seminars and tournaments are hosted throughout the year for all members.
Please visit our website at www.iogkf.ca for more information.