An international conference was held after the seminar

Date : June 17th 2023
Time : 5.15pm till 6.00pm
Location : Unterfoehring/Munich, Germany

Head of Technical Office 陳興桂(Chen Hsin-kuei)
International Instructor Riedinger Otto
Schoenfelder Gerhard (Germany)
Koller Giosuel (Switzerland)
Koller Selina (Switzerland)
Notetaker:Riedinger Otto

  1. The title of European honbu dojo was given to Bruno Sensei out of respect. After Bruno Sensei passed away there is no Honbu dojo in Europe anymore. The only honbu dojo of IJKA is in Taipei.

  2. In Switzerland, both the dojo of Giosuel and the dojo of Selina can apply for IJKA branch membership.

  3. Neither Giosuel nor Selina inherit Bruno Senseis privileges or his position.

  4. Before inviting Chen Sensei to Switzerland, Giosuel has to ask Otto about the fee and expenses. Also Giosuel has to send an application form to IJKA Headquarters and Chen Sensei for approval.

  5. IJKA will not interfere in the discussion or legal fight between the parties in Switzerland.


June 2023: Keibou Sensei in Munich again


The last seminar with Keibou Sensei in Germany/Europe was in 2019, in the years 2020 - 2022, the tense corona situation prevented a journey from Taiwan. So, after four years we are happy to welcome our teacher Keibou Sensei again in Germany for a seminar. Arrived on June 15th we first made some sightseeing an showed him Nymphenburg Castle in Munich, an old castle of the kings of the House of Wittelsbach.

To get in the mood for the big seminar on saturday and sunday in Munich we organized a training in Dachau for a smaller group, where besides basic techniques the kata Jo no Kata and Jion were practiced.

The actual seminar then took place on the weekend in Munich- Unterfoehring in summery temperatures of 28 to 30 degrees. Keibou Sensei trained with us many basics and the didactic structure of his training once again underlined his immense competence as karate teacher. Relaxed shoulders, correct posture, little things like keeping the heel on the ground or keeping the body straight and not leaning forward were important to him and he also illustrated, how paying attention to these little things improve karate techniques and thus their effectiveness.


In partner exercises with sliding steps and subsequent counter, the sense of distance was trained and also timing played a big role. Kata was practiced too and besides well known Shotokan Kata like Heian Shodan, Jion and Kanku Dai Keibou Sensei teached the Asai Ryu Kata "Jo no Kata" which is an introducing kata to Karate ("Jo" means introduction). Also when practicing kata, Keibou Sensei pointed out a lot of little things that often don't get any attention but are crucial for the effectifity of the karate techniques.

On sunday noon a seminar ended where the participants took a lot of basic knowledge about karate techniques, heads were spinning and the implementation of what has been learned can start now in the home dojo. We hope that we soon again can welcome Keibou Sensei to such an event.

Special thanks to Gabi and Christian Gembe and their team of Budokan Munich who organized this seminar and thereby made this great seminar possible.

Photo album

IJKA International Technical Office
IJKA General Headquarters Main Dojo International Administrational Office

Date: 2022/6/26
Venue: Main Dojo (Tetsuhiko Kan)

IJKA Head of technical Office 陳興桂(Chen Hsin-kuei)
IJKA Global instructor 城所俊行(Toshiyuki Kidokoro)
汪儒郁(wang ruyu)
周智文(Chou, Chih-Wen)
Head of Taiwan IJKA global section林茂椿 (Lin Mau-tsu)
紀邦教練の代理丁爾聰 (Ting ,Erh-Tsung)
Notetaker劉家豪 (Chia Hao Liu)

  1. Agenda item 1:Dan examination at 2022 Europe technical seminar
    • Conclusion:
      1) Resolution made by the International Technical Office :Otto sensei is to conduct the technical seminar as well as the dan examination (Shodan to 3 dan).
      Gerhard (5 dan) is to assist.
      2) For the examination of 3 dan, record the examination, and send the video footage to Technical Office for further evaluation.
  2. Agenda item 2:Request from Mr. Giosuel to join the Instructor Committee
    • Conclusion:Joining the instructor's meeting will be disclosed after further deliberation by the International Technical Office. (2016 resolution by Technical Office: Instructor Committee members have at least 5 dan qualifications)

A Seminar Held in Shanghai Quick Change of Plans for Event at Tetsuhikokan in Taiwan Due to Overcapacity

A group of trainees from mainland China initially planned to travel to Tetsuhiko kan in Taiwan to attend a seminar, but the plan was altered due to the number of attendees reaching 50 and surpassing the capacity of the building. Instead, two international instructors - the Head of Technical Office, Chen Hsin-kuei, and Wang Ju-yu traveled to Shanghai to give the seminar. A total of 4 class were held on August 24th and 25th at Shanghai Zhaofeng Jiayuan Clubhouse. All the instructors from each dojo listed below participated, including two school districts of East China Normal University, two Shanghai University precincts, and Shanghai Hosei Gakuin. IJKA dojo in China: IJKA Shanghai (including Shanghai, Songjiang and Jiading), Taicang, Zhao, Zhejiang, Southeast, Southwest, Northwest, Hebei, Shenzhen, Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Hubei, Guizhou, Fujian Among them, Beijing is expanding more, and Zhejiang, Jiaxing, and Chengdu succeeded in incorporating I.J.K.A. Karate into the formal curriculum of some schools. Furthermore, in Chengdu, the group is promoting I.J.K.A. Karate through partnership with a large group of educational institutions. On the afternoon of the 24th, there were classes for grade-holders and long-term trainers.

Seminar Venue 上海兆豊嘉園会所

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Training hard at the seminar

Group photo

(From left) Tetsuhiko Kan Global Section Chief Lin mow tsun, International instructor Wang Ju-yu, Director of Shanghai Head Office Li Yuan-shen, and the IJKA Head of Technical Office Chen Hsin-kuei.

IJKA中国支部 一部教練(指導員) 中央 黒帯に手をかけているのは中国支部長 李淵深

IJKA - Asai Karate Seminar 2019 in Nuremberg/Germany

IJKA-Asai Karate Seminar 2017 Germany

IJKA-Asai Karate Seminar 2017 Germany

SOKE IJKA Administrational Meeting JAN. 28th, 2018

場所:IJKA本部道場 哲彦館
IJKA理事長淺井 惠子(Keiko Asai)
IJKA技術局長 陳興桂(Chen Hsin-kuei)
IJKA技術局国際指導員 城所俊行(Toshiyuki Kidokoro)
汪儒郁(wang ruyu)
周智文(Chou, Chih-Wen)
Agenda and Summary of the Meeting::
  1. Introduction of the extraordinary new form of karate the late Master Asai left unrevealed. The timing of the introduction is set up on the completion of instructor training.
  2. Global instructor training has been already being strengthened at Tetsuhiko Kan in Taiwan.
    • When Master Asai was still alive, he was executing strict training regimes known as “devilish instructor training.”
    • A proposal was raised to conduct instructor trainings in line with such type of trainings the late Master Asai used to lead. (Proposed by Keiko Asai)
  3. Establishment of individual membership division.
    • Since there is already a clause in the current IJKA Rules and Policies that deals with individual memberships and their training that there is no need to establish a new division.
    • Add to Rules and Policies the following sentence: “those who wish to take a dan examination must attend technical seminars.”
  4. 2018 Shanghai Asai Cup International Karatedo Tournament
    • In order to host the 2018 Shanghai Asai Cup International Karatedo Tournament that will be held in August in Shanghai smoothly and successfully, attendees reconfirmed their duties.

Photo: (Front front left counterclock wise) global instructors Chou, Chih-wen and Wang-ruyu, Head of Technical Office, Chen Hsin-kuei, Soke IJKA President Keiko Asai, global instructors Ji, Bang-yen and Toshiyuki Kidokoro.

SOKE IJKA Administrational Meeting Nov. 26th, 2017

SOKE IJKA global meeting

Date: November 26th, 2017. 09:30 - 12:00
Location: Soke IJKA Honbu Dojo Tetsuhiko Kan (Taipei)

SOKE IJKA President Keiko Asai
Shuseki Shihan Chen Hunt-tsung
Head of Technical Office Chen Hsin-kuei/td>
Head of TAIWAN IJKA Global SectionLin Mau-tsu
Global InstructorToshiyuki Kidokoro
Wang ruyu
Zhou Zhi wen
Ji, Bang-Yen
Board memberLiang, Hong-tao
Note-takerChia Hao Liu

  1. Instructions on holding workshops and seminars in each region
    1. Must pay the prescribed annual membership fee in order to retain the membership
    2. Dan examination and certification must be carried out according to provisions set by Soke IJKA Headquarters.
    3. Instructors who are not approved by Soke IJKA Technical Office cannot teach in the name of Soke IJKA at a workshop or seminar.

  2. Operation of Europe Honbu Dojo   
    • In view of the health condition of the Head of Europe Region Mr. Bruno Koller (Switzerland),
       Mr. Bruno Koller, the Assistant Head of Europe Region Mr. giuseppe Formenton (Italy) and
       Mr. Otto Riedinger (Germany) are to consult and jointly decide on the future operation of the region.
       They are to report the outcome to Soke IJKA Headquarters. The Soke will support their decision.

  3. On the progress of 2018 Shanghai Asai Cup International Karatedo Tournament (Hosted by SOKE IJKA China and SOKE IJKA Shanghai)
    1. Dates: August 25th and 26th, 2018
    2. SOKE IJKA Shanghai is to bear the event cost
    3. On collaborating organizations in China
        Set up the Shanghai Jiading District Karatedo Association,
        which is to provide support with the administration of the tournament

  4. On individual memberships
    1. Soke IJKA is promoting individual memberships
        Individual memberships are to be categorized into two groups.
    2. One is for those who practice karate or have interests in karate,
        which is the same as the regular membership, and the other is the supporter membership.
        For both categories, only those who do not belong to any other karate organization are eligible
        for application.

  5. On a particular applicant
    • An applicant who says hasn’t practiced karate for the last two decades is wondering if the applicant could take 3 dan and 4 dan examinations at the time of the trial for the SOKE IJKA membership.
      It depends on the applicant experience and skills, and the decision will be left to the Head of Technical Office Mr. Chen.

  6. English wording for 「委員会」
    • Make the terms consistent, and use “committee.” Make necessary changes on the website.




SOKE IJKA Administrational Meeting January 10th, 2018 TAIWAN

2018 IJKA International Tournament
We had a series of discussions on October 1st, 7th and 10th about next year’s IJKA international tournament scheduled to be held in China, and discussed the following points:
  1. Date: August 24th to 26th, 2018
  2. Place: Shanghai, China
  3. Event cost: To be confirmed by李淵深 in China based on past event PL details. 
  4. Participants: Estimate 250 to 300 karate athletes

  • (Ⅰ) IJKA Meeting on Oct 1, 2017
      General planning of the 2018 IJKA international tournament in Shanghai. 
      Attendees: Keiko Asai (IJKA President), Chen Hsin-kuei (Head of Technical Office), Lin Mau-tsun (Head of Global Section), IJKA Taiwan, IJKA China Representative 李淵深
  • (Ⅱ)  IJKA Meeting on Oct 7th, 2017
      Attendees: Chen Hsin-kuei (Head of Technical Office), Lin Mau-tsu (Head of Global Section), IJKA Taiwan, IJKA China Representative 李淵深
    (1) Event dates:August 24th, 25th, 26th, 2018 (as the 1st proposed dates)
      *Originally, China was planning on using the long weekend in early October (taking into consideration the venue’s air conditioning circumstances. The gym reserved for the event is not equipped with air conditioner. October is cool enough without it.)
      *The event cannot take place without support from Taiwan, so use the summer holiday (taking into consideration the participants from Taiwan.)

    (2) Event schedule:
      First day (3 hours): Seminar for judges
      Second day (all day): Tournament
      Third day (All day): Seminars and Dan examinations
    (3) 李淵深 from China will confirm the finances based on past event details. Points to consider:   
    ・ Venue fee (search for a place with air conditioning)
    ・ Participation fee(Admission fee)
    ・ Welcome party cost
    ・ Accommodation and allowance for judges (~10 from the region)
    ・ Allowance for admin and support staff
    ・ Support staff uniform cost
    ・ Publicity(李淵深)
    :Conventionally karate tournaments have been hosted by China Karate Association, but this time the host is IJKA China.
    ・ Promotional materials such as polo shirts and T-shirts will be provided to the event’s VIPs, judges and admin support staff.
    ・ Shuttle service to and from the airport (limit to only main guests)
    ・ Estimate the participants to be about 250 to 300 people.
    ・ Cost for guests (transportation, accommodation, compensation)
    (4) Costs to be borne by IJKA Honbu?
    (5) Other
     From IJKA China (李淵深)
     To promote IJKA and to give students “incentive.”
    ・ Reconsider participation fee.
    ・ Reconsider sponsors (This event is different from the past tournaments)
    (6)Confirm contacts for information exchange between China and Taiwan including that
        that from past events.
    (7)Possibility of hosting a sightseeing tour around Shanghai after the tournament?
  • (Ⅲ) IJKA Meeting on Oct 7th, 2017
       Attendees: Chen Hsin-kuei (Head of Technical Office), IJKA China Representative李淵深, Toshiyuki Kidokoro (IJKA Global instructor)
    (1) Mr. Chen shared the documents from the 2014 tournament. Then the event was outsourced to a promotion company (for staffing, press conferences, T-shirts, trophies, tournament brochures etc.)
       *Venue cost 
       *Judge cost
    (2) Discussed participation fee for athletes and observers
    (3) Discussed the payment to judges

IJKA - Asai Karate Seminar 2017 in Deutschland mit

IJKA-Asai Karate Seminar 2017 Germany IJKA-Asai Karate Seminar 2017 Germany

IJKA - Asai Karate Seminar 2017 Photo

The Kickoff Event Ends Successfully:
A Fresh Start for I.J.K.A. China

We held an IJKA training seminar on April 29th and 30th in Shanghai, China. The participants gathered from all over China, including those who travelled over 3,000km.
Others include those who came from Guizhou (2,300km), Qinghai (2,400km), Taicang/Suzhou (70km), Fujian (800km), Hebei (1,400km), Xi’an (1,300km), Nanjing (300km), and Changzhou (150km), representing their respective regions. Their eyes glowed with passion.
From start to end, every single move they made was an explosion of their full power and enthusiasm.

After the seminar, I was asked to give a comment as the president of the organization. I will write here what I said.
The very first thing I said was:
“Welcome back to IJKA, everyone.”
“You may think that this is an official ceremony to become an IJKA member for the first time, but it is not so.”
“There are many people here today who learned under the late Master Asai, and I know for a fact, as a witness of the events, that late Master Asai established both IJKA and JKS in China.”
“So today, this is not an event to officially recognize you as a part of IJKA, but an event to celebrate that you all came back home, and to celebrate the new start for IJKA in China.”
“For that, please make IJKA China’s karate something we can be proud of in the world.”
At the end of my speech, I added the following:
“When Master Asai passed away in 2006, teachers in Taiwan succeeded after him and they have been teaching Asai karate since. Then in 2010 on March 8th, we officially succeeded IJKA. We didn’t suggest you join IJKA as JKS and IJKA were both established by the same Master Asai, and karate practitioners should be able to choose what organization they want to be a part of. I just wanted to tell you this today.

2017IJKA-CHINA International Karatedo Seminar

Instructors and assistants who used to be direct pupils of Master Asai now spread over mainland China.
  Front row on the right: Head of Global Section Mr. Lin. Front row center: Keiko Asai. Front row on the left: Head of Technical Office Mr. Chen.

All participants from the event.

Given a piece of Chinese pottery from Ms.施海燕, the deputy chief of Huangupu District Shanghai the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China in

Seminar poster

The unveiling ceremony at China
Honbu Dojo

The thirteen panels on display showed the footsteps of Keiko Asai. Her life so far has been a center of curiosity among karate practitioners in China, and a roundtable talk was set up.

Viewing of footages and a roundtable talk about the person who introduced karate to Taiwan, at Huangpu Cultural Center. Right: Head of China Honbu, Mr. 李淵深
The head of Technical Office, Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei, Keiko Asai answering questions without rehearsals, and the head of Global Section, Mr. Lin.

Attended branches:
Jiangsu Branch, Shaanxi Branch, Guizhou Branch, Hebei Branch, Shanghai Branch, China Honbu, Jiangxi Branch, Fujian Branch, Qinghai Branch, Zhejiang Branch, Shanghai Commerce and Industry Foreign Language School Karatedo Association, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law Karatedo Association, China Postgraduate College Karatedo Association (中博進修学院空手道協会) and five other college associations reside at Shanghai University. There seems to be more if we count those who could not make it to the event.

participants learning the Kihon Waza, the basic techniques.

Later on

Participants learned avidly the new kata created by Master Asai, called “Joko(常行).” They were very excited to learn something completely new, saying that they’ve been to Japan on numerous occasions for karate training but nobody knows that kata. They all seemed to find the movement graceful and impressive, as they said they would practice from Joko Issei to Gosei from now on.

■Report from the host in Shanghai

Report(Original text in Chinese)=>感恩,也感大家的支持! ——2017年IJKA上海会

  • Title
    1. 1. Thank Master’s grace, and you for your support! 2017 IJKA Shanghai Seminar Ends
  • Picture 1(Top)
    1. 2017-06-01 Karatedo((*1)Shotokan-ryu)
        During the long weekend in May, we had a series of activities including an IJKA technical seminar and Dan examination over 3 days.
  • Picture 2 (Bottom)
    1. 1. As one of the pioneers in spreading the Shoto-physical education and the traditional karatedo in China, our organization has seen many twists and turns during the course of its development, which are filled with colorful stories.
      This time, we put more effort into making the seminar and related trainings more meaningful. We invited the IJKA Head of Technical Office, Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei as the main instructor at the technical seminar and for the dan examination.
  • Picture 3(Bottom)
    1. What we learned was a very characteristic Asai karate (*1) developed by Tetsuhiko Asai Shihan.
      Chen Hsin-kuei Shihan learned directly under Tetsuhiko Asai Shihan, and is learning from Chen Hung-tsung Shihan (9 dan).
      In 2004, “Shoto PE” officially joined Asai karatedo. IJKA immediately responded by setting up the instructors with Chen Shihan as the main instructor, and started teaching us the karate techniques.
  • Picture 4 (Bottom)
    1. Chen Shihan has spent seven to eight years developing a series of karatedo exercise. He has gone through different ups and downs, but, here we are. We all share the same gratitude towards our Master.


場所:台灣 台中市 靜宜大學 会議室
IJKA理事長淺井 惠子(Keiko Asai)
IJKA主席師範陳宏宗(Chen Hunt-tsung)
IJKA技術局長 陳興桂(Chen Hsin-kuei)
IJKA技術局国際指導員 城所俊行(Toshiyuki Kidokoro)
汪儒郁(wang ruyu)
Riedinger Otto

1、イタリー:FORMENTON GIUSEPPE ドイツ:Riedinger Otto
  以上二名をヨーロッパ指導部長 BRUNO KALLER のアシスタントとする。



Master Asai Memorial Karate-Camp 2016 in Luzern, Switzerland

The Master Asai Memorial Karate Camp 2016 is over. All was perfect, including wonderful weather in Lucerne these days. We had 5 days full of strong good spirit in the European IJKA-Honbu Dojo. We all enjoyed it very much to train together and to spend this wonderful time together. In total 50 Karateka visited the Camp and trained with Keibou Sensei and Bruno Koller Sensei. This Camp was just amazing!

2016 Asai Cup
the European IJKA-Honbu Dojo

2016 Asai Cup

Master Asai Memorial Karate-Camp 2016 in Luzern, Switzerland foto

IJKA行政會議 2016年1月8日 台湾



IJKA理事長 淺井惠子
國際主席師範 陳宏宗
國際技術局長 陳興桂
Mr.Otto Riedinger
Mr.Bruno Koller

日程は、台風シーズンを避けることと、子供達の学校事情など 諸々の事を考慮し、2016年10月15日、16日となりました。

We Declare That The IJKA Certified By The Japanese Cabinet Is The Soke of Asai Karate.

The IJKA Global Meeting on September 28th, 2014

We declare, as a resolution of the global meeting, that Master Asai Tetsuhiko is the Soshi of the International Japan martial arts Karatedokai (IJKA) as well as of Asai Karate, and that the Not-for-Profit Organization, the International Japan martial arts Karatedokai (IJKA) certified by the Japanese cabinet, is the Soke of Asai Karate.

2014年9月28日IJKA国際会議 Meeting

Date:Sept.28th, 2014

President : Keiko Asai
Shuseki Shihan: Chen Hunt-tsung
Head of Technical Office: Chen Hsin-kuei
Global Instructor:Toshiyuki Kidokoro
Formenton Giuseppe
Wang Ju-yu
Chou, Chih-Wen
Riedinger Otto
The original Taiwan Honbu Dojo Global Section Chief: Lin Mau-tsun

For that reason, our organization will be comprised of as follows:

Soke: IJKA
Kaiso (founder), the Soshi (original master), and the original Shuseki Shihan: Tetsuhiko Asai
Original President of IJKA: Keiko Asai
Nidaime (2nd generation) Shuseki Shihan: Chen Hunt-sung
Nidaime (2nd generation) Head of Technical Office: Chen Hsin-kuei
Nidaime (2nd generation) Global instructor: BRUNO KALLER
Toshiyuki Kidokoro
Formenton Giuseppe
Wang Ju-yu
Chou, Chih-Wen
Riedinger Otto
Nidaime (2nd generation) Taiwan Honbu Dojo Global Section Chief: Lin Mau-tsun

We received this letter from Shanghai.

IJKA Administrational Meeting evening of September 28, 2014 TAIWAN

On October 12th, we received from Mr. Otto in Germany a meeting minutes of the global meeting held on September 27th, 2014. We apologize for the delay in posting this on our website. The following was decided at the meeting:


IJKA President Mrs. Keiko Asai
Head of IJKA Technical OfficeMr. Chen Hsin-kuei
Global Instructors Mr. Koller Bruno
Mr. Formenton Guiseppe
Mr. Wang Ju-yu
Mr. Riedinger Otto
Head of Global Section ChiefMr. Lin Mau-tsu


  1. The participants agree to the Presidents proposal as to organizing IJKA along the lines of traditional Budo schools. So from now on, Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei is Kaiso (Founder) and Soshi (Original master of the IJKA). As Founder, he is 1st Generation.
  2. The current members of the Instructor Committee are regarded as 2nd Generation
  3. 50 years ago, Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei came to Taiwan to teach Karate. He met his brother-in-law Chen Hunt-tsung Sensei, who was already a master of White Crane Kung Fu. They exchanged techniques and created the basic principles of what was to become Asai Karate. So Asai Karate as a martial art is a hybrid of Shotokan Karate, White Crane Kung Fu, Judo and includes useful techniques of other martial arts as well.
  4. The instructors will receive information from Mrs. Asai as how to create special Makiwara pads for daily training.
  5. Italy's IJKA global instructor, Mr. Formenton, agreed to host the next Asai Cup IJKA Karatedo Tournament and it was agreed by all meeting attendees.

We Declare That The IJKA Certified By The Japanese Cabinet Is The Soke of Asai Karate.

The IJKA Global Meeting on September 28th, 2014

We declare, as a resolution of the global meeting, that Master Asai Tetsuhiko is the Soshi of the International Japan martial arts Karatedokai (IJKA) as well as of Asai Karate, and that the Not-for-Profit Organization, the International Japan martial arts Karatedokai (IJKA) certified by the Japanese cabinet, is the Soke of Asai Karate.

2014年9月28日IJKA国際会議 Meeting

Date:Sept.28th, 2014

President : Keiko Asai
Shuseki Shihan: Chen Hunt-tsung
Head of Technical Office: Chen Hsin-kuei
Global Instructor:Toshiyuki Kidokoro
Formenton Giuseppe
Wang Ju-yu
Chou, Chih-Wen
Riedinger Otto
The original Taiwan Honbu Dojo Global Section Chief: Lin Mau-tsun

For that reason, our organization will be comprised of as follows:

Soke: IJKA
Kaiso (founder), the Soshi (original master), and the original Shuseki Shihan: Tetsuhiko Asai
Original President of IJKA: Keiko Asai
Nidaime (2nd generation) Shuseki Shihan: Chen Hunt-sung
Nidaime (2nd generation) Head of Technical Office: Chen Hsin-kuei
Nidaime (2nd generation) Global instructor: BRUNO KALLER
Toshiyuki Kidokoro
Formenton Giuseppe
Wang Ju-yu
Chou, Chih-Wen
Riedinger Otto
The original Taiwan Honbu Dojo Global Section Chief: Lin Mau-tsun

IJKA Administrational Meeting September 26, 2014 TAIWAN

After the press conference we held the IJKA global meeting.

Date:Sept.26th, 2014

President : Keiko Asai
Shuseki Shihan:Chen Hunt-tsung
Nidaime (2nd generation) Global instructor: BRUNO KALLER
Formenton Giuseppe
Wang Ju-yu
Chou, Chih-Wen
Riedinger Otto
The original Taiwan Honbu Dojo Global Section Chief: Lin Mau-tsun/td>




The agenda for the meeting was about establishing IJKA as “Soke.” The topic was sent to the participants prior to the meeting so that they were able to discuss the matter within their respective countries before coming to the table to vote.

More specifically, the following proposal was sent and reviewed by the members:

1. Master Asai is the Kaiso of IJKA as he founded the organization
2. Master Asai is the Ryuso of IJKA as he created his karate waza and kata. Since IJKA is not bound to one single school/ryu, he should be regarded as the original master, Soshi.

For these reasons, from now on we will officially call Master Asai the Kaiso and Karate Soshi of IJKA.

There are currently a few organizations outside of Japan that call themselves IJKA, and this is an uncomfortable situation for all parties involved.
After Master Asai’s passing, I was under medical treatment for a broken spine for three years and unable to do much. So I imagine those students who were left alone without the master were exasperated at that time, and had to start up their own IJKA groups. I do not feel that we need to make a fuss about them, except for those who abuse Master Asai’s name. Master Asai had a very strong mentoring relationship with some of them, so I have not had any intention of being adversarial against them, but I could not find the best way to solve this situation.

Going forward, however, I believe the best way is to use the Japanese traditional system, and regard Master Asai as our IJKA’s Soke (the original family), and acknowledge other IJKA groups as our Bunke (branch family). In case of a karate event, Soke will ask Bunke if they would like to join, and we can cooperate.

In order to act in accordance with Master Asai’s belief that “those who are learners of Budo should work together,” let alone following the same Asai karate under the same name of IJKA, we should develop a friendly relationship.
If needed, we can exchange techniques. Furthermore, on the premise that we do not get involved with the operation of their IJKA organizations, we can issue certificates of Bunke, if there is a request. I wonder what everyone thinks about my proposition?

The proposal was agreed by consensus. The participants of the meeting made a pledge to forever protect and ensure a proper succession of Asai-karate under the name of Soke.

SOKE IJKA Technical Seminar September 28, 2014 TAIWAN

2014 Asai Cup IJKA International Karatedo Friendship Tournament and Technical Seminar Ends with a Great Success

Following the great success of 2014 Asai Cup IJKA International Karatedo Friendship Tournament that was held on September 27th this year, a technical seminar was held the next day. Participants were eager to learn the new kata of “Seiryu,” and the room was filled with their excitement.

Footage: Chen Hsin-kuei Sensei teaching Seiryu kata

Footage: Explaining bunkai waza of Seiryu kata

Footage: Embu of Bujyutu Karate with the global instructor Wang Ju-yu.

Touching Performance: Shuseki Shihan Chen hunt-tsung sensei

Our Shuseki Shihan Chen Hunt-tsung sensei showed the participants “Bujyutu Karate”at the technical seminar held in conjunction with the 2014 Asai Cup IJKA International Karatedo Friendship, The room was filled with zealous students beaming with happiness trying to master the skills.
The head of technical office, Chen Hsin-kuei sensei performed the Bujyutu Karate, which is not part of the conventional karate a sport. Seeing the embu, the participants were thrilled to see the remarkable power of this karate. The embu was followed by Chen Hsin-kuei sensei teaching the kata “seiryu (青柳)” that Master Asai drilled into him thirty years ago, and it was also well received by the participants, who continued the fervent training.

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IJKA Technical Seminar foto

Following the great success of 2014 Asai Cup IJKA International Karatedo Friendship Tournament that was held on September 27th this year, a technical seminar was held the next day. Participants were eager to learn the new kata of “Seiryu,” and the room was filled with their excitement.

Footage: Chen Hsin-kuei Sensei teaching Seiryu kata

Footage: Explaining bunkai waza of Seiryu kata

Footage: Embu of Bujyutu Karate with the global instructor Wang Ju-yu.

2014 IJKA Asai Cup Taipei International Karatedo Friendship Tournament
Preparation Meeting 2

Date: May 31, 2014 (17:00-21:00)
Venue: Kinnohashi

IJKA President Mrs. Keiko Asai
Chief Instructor Mr. Chen Hunt-tsung
Head of IJKA Technical Office Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei
Global Instructors Mr. Toshiyuki Kidokoro, Mr. Wang Ju-yu, Mr. Chou, Chih-Wen
Honbu Dojo Admin Office Head of Global Section Chief Mr. Lin Mau-tsu
Honbu Dojo Secretariat Mr. Lin Chyuan-jeng, Mr. Ji,-Bang -Yen
Official Members of Tetsuhiko Kan:Ms. Chen, Lai Chi-Tung, Mr.Lai Yi-Hung, Mr.Chen Chien-Chai, Mr.Hsu Chum-Hsiung, Mr. Lin Cheng-Chang, Mr.Weng Chiu-Hsien, Mr.Weng Chiu-Hsien、Mr.Su Fang-Jang,
Mr. Chien Chih-Ying , Mr. Lyan Hong-Tau.

2014年5月31日 IJKA浅井カップ會議 2014年5月31日 IJKA浅井カップ會議
■Event Schedule:
Date Time Activity
Sept. 26th 2014 (Fri) Afternoon
Report from each team; Judge meeting
Welcome party for international participants
Sept. 27th 2014 (Sat) All day 2014 IJKA Taipei International Karatedo Friendship Tournament
Sept. 28th 2014 (Sun) Morning
2014 IJKA Judge/Instructor seminar
IJKA Test for high dan; Instructor/Judge/Examiner certification
Teacher’s Day Party

■Preparation work place: Zhong Zheng Hall Gymnasium

・Other details including preparation timeline, tournament name, embu demonstrations, and souvenirs,
were discussed at the meeting held on May 4th, as described in
“Topics 2014 IJKA Taipei International Karatedo Friendship Tournament Preparation Meeting.

・Thank you party’s formal name has been decided as “Teacher’s Day Party.”

・The sightseeing tour for the tournament participants was decided to be hosted by the President.

・The President reported on the following points:
With regards to individual members who belong to other organizations - the individual membership
and karate passport are intended to be used for participating in the IJKA activities,
such as attending technical seminars and trying out and obtaining instructor/dan examiner/tournament judge certificates.
Without actually being involved in these activities, there is no point in having them.
The participants at the meeting agreed that IJKA officials should meet in person any applicants to understand each other and establish a good line of communication before accepting any new members.
As such it was also decided that the IJKA would welcome anyone
who is interested in applying for a membership to come to join the 2014 IJKA Asai Cup Taipei International Karatedo Friendship Tournament.

    ・The president also revisited the reason why IJKA established the Honbu dojo in Taiwan.

    The reasons are:

    1. Master Asai frequently said that he was “happy to be surrounded by so many good and capable directors,”
      with regards to the people involved with his other karate organization that he and Keiko Asai established.

    2. After Master Asai’s passing, a document that was sealed with blood was found. It was written by some of the directors, mentioned above,
      who all pledged to protect the organization with their heart united with Master Asai. 
      Since they are based in Tokyo, taking into consideration their competency as well as commitment to Asai Karate in Japan with their organization,
      we intentionally did not establish the IJKA honbu dojo in Tokyo, or in Japan, in order to show gratitude and to accord them with every courtesy.
      This decision is based on Bushido.

    3. It was decided that Chen Hunt-tsung sensei, who studied karate waza for fifty years and spread the karate we see today in Taiwan with Master Asai,
      was the most appropriate person for IJKA’s shuseki shihan, and the honbu dojo was established in Taipei.

      President Keiko Asai told the attendants that she believes that students of Master Asai should accept and support each other even if they belong to different organizations,
      based on Master Asai’s wish to see “those who love karate training in friendly rivalry beyond the differences in the styles they pursuit.”

2014 IJKA ASAI CUP Taipei International Karatedo Friendship Tournament Preparation Meeting

Date and Time: May 4th, 2014 (08:20-9:30)
Place: IJKA International martial arts Karatedokai Honbu Dojo

IJKA Chief Instructor Chen Hunt-tsung
InstructorToshiyuki Kidokoro, Wang Ju-yu, Chou, Chih-Wen.
IJKA Head of Technical Office Chen Hsin-kuei
IJKA Head of Global Section Lin Mau-tsun
Preparation and Logistics teamLin Chyuan-jeng, Ji, Bang-Yen

At the meeting, we decided on the following:

■Event schedule
Date Time Activity
Sept. 26th 2014 (Fri)) Afternoon
Report from each team; Judge meeting
Welcome party for international participants
Sept. 27th 2014 (Sat) ) All day 2014 IJKA Taipei International Karatedo Friendship Tournament
Sept. 28th 2014 (Sun) Morning
2014 IJKA Judge/Instructor seminar
IJKA Test for high dan; Instructor/Judge/Examiner certification
Thank you party

■Preparation work place: Zhong Zheng Hall Gymnasium

■Preparation timeline
Schedule Member Activity Leader
2014.02 Member
Prep. team
Global section, admin
Prepare documents Wang, Ju-yu,
Chen Hsin-kuei
2014.03 Prep. team
Prepare documents Chen Hsin-kuei,
Chou Chih-Wen
2014.04 Prep. team
Prepare documents Chen Hsin-kuei,
Chou Chih-Wen
2014.05 All teams Work as needed Chen Hsin-kuei
2014.06 All teams Work as needed Chen Hsin-kuei,
Chou Chih-Wen,
Lin Chyuan-jeng
2014.07 All teams Prepare souvenirs (ties, polo shirts, posters etc.,) 賴孔揚
2014.08 All teams Arrange printing of tournament programs and other
documents such as certificates and Passports.
Arrange trophies and other prizes
Lin Chyuan-jeng,
Chou Chih-Wen
2014.09 All teams Confirm all logistics and complete preparation
Write media articles and hold press conference
Arrange lunch for tournament and seminar participants
Wang Ju-yu,
Chou Chih-Wen,

■Other items discussed at the meeting

(1) Official name for the tournament
【2014 IJKA ASAI CUP Taipei International Karatedo Friendship Tournament】

(2) demonstration:
・White Crane Fist ・Qi-gong ・Joko kata ・Dantai kata

(3) Souvenirs:
・T-shirt ・Tiepin ・Logo for doi etc.,

(4)Welcome party and thanks party

(5) Sight-seeing tour for participants

IJKA Administrational Meeting November 17th 2013

The late master Asai aspired to “Everyone’s Karate,” and we at IJKA are taking on his vision and operate on decisions made by many members instead of having a dictatorship or a handful of decision-makers.  
2013年11月17日 IJKA總本部道場哲彦館 會議

■Administrative meeting was held in November

  • Meeting summary
  • Date:November 17th, 2013 (10:00am -)
  • Venue:IJKA Taiwan Taipei Honbu Dojo (“Tetsuhiko Kan”)
  • Attendants:
  • Ms. Keiko Asai (IJKA President) - Chair
  • Mr. Chen Hunt-tsung (Global Chief Instructor)
  • Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei (Global Head of IJKA Technical Office)
  • Mr. Wang Ju-yu (Global Instructor)
  • Mr. Chou, Chih-Wen (Global Instructor)
  • Mr. Lin Mau-tsun (Honbu Dojo Admin Office Head of Global Section Chief)
  • Mr. Ji,-Bang -Yen (Director)
  • Mr. Lin Chyuan-jeng (Assisting Secretariat)
  • Ms. Chen, Li-chu (Honbu Dojo Secretariat)
  • Members of Tetsuhiko Kan:胡哲維、林家鴻、陳怡安、鄭喻方、陳明輝、劉家豪
  • Registrar:鄭雯心

    1. ●Reports from the Chair on the agenda items
      1. As a countermeasure against the individual member who stole the IJKA's logo and applied for patency, we submitted an official objection to the German Patent Office with some supporting documents to show the use of the logo in the past, including documents from the 2011 International Karatedo Friendship Tournament and pictures from the karate seminars in Italy and Switzerland where the head of technical office Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei was coaching. The individual also issued a dan certificate without being qualified as an official IJKA examiner. For that reason, we expelled this member and posted the announcement on our website.
      2. Preparation for the International Friendship Tournament
        The tournament was initially planned to take place in Italy along with technical seminars and qualification exams, but for technical reasons the event had to be postponed. For that reason, we will hold the tournament in Taiwan in March/April this year. The preparation for the event will move forward once the director contacts member countries, such as Italy, Switzerland and Germany and other country members, for confirmation and ensures that the schedule works for everyone.

    2. ●Review of the agenda items from previous meeting

    3. ●Additional comments
      1. The President is actively promoting culture exchange between Japan and Taiwan, from Tokyo. The group she leads currently mainly focuses on music, art, culture and martial arts, but karatedo will be added to the list going forward, and she is now recruiting participants. This way, she hopes to strengthen the ties between Japan and Taiwan.


  • 日期:2013年06月30日
  • 地點:IJKA 台灣台北本部道場(哲彦館)


  • 議題:
    1. 關於其他組織的會員想加入IJKA的個人會員的相關討論。
      経過討論之後一切回歸到為什麼淺井老師要發行Karate Passport的初衷、
      -毎位空手道練習者都是空手道大家庭的一員,藉由Karate Passport,能讓會員至不同國家練習時,能夠得到友善的練習環境。
      由技術局研議IJKA 内規,並研議Karate Passport是否只發給IJKA組織内的練習者。
    2. 關於德國某組職向歐洲/德國政府註冊IJKA German,並向IJKA總部申請加入團體會員。
      將依據IJKA組織章程及内規,並參酌 歐洲BRUNO先生 與 義大利OTTO先生的意見進行處理。

IJKA Global Meeting Held in Europe

Date and Time:May 9th, 2013 11:30-
Place:IJKA Europe Honbu Dojo
Head of Technical OfficeChen Hsin-kuei sensei
Europe Honbu Chief InstructorBRUNO sensei
GermanyOTTO sensei
TurkeyMr. Mehmet
Head of Global SectionMr. Lin maw tsu
Europe Honbu SecretaryMs. Selina Koller, (Mrs. Gido)

Summary of the meeting:

  1. The Europe Honbu Secretary, Ms. Selina, spoke of the following:
    • The reason for the change in the seminar venue
    • It should be clearly stated to the members what qualifications and skills the instructor, the judge, the referee, and the dan test examiner must possess.
      ・Follow the already laid out policies for the instructor qualification.
      ・The tournament judge qualification is to be decided upon the Head of Technical Office and the Chief Instructor’s approvals.
      ※The judges will be categorized into three ranks: Global, Regional, and National.
      ※Assign assistant judges in order to train members for becoming tournament judges, and prepare to meet the demands for judges at next year’s international tournament in Italy.
      ※Make English names for judges and assistant judges consistent.
      ※Establish a policy that candidates for tournament judges must have experience in Kumite.
  2. Comment from Mr. Mehmet of Turkey
    • Mr. Chen (Hsin-kuei)’s talk on the original concept of IJKA karate and instruction on the techniques, as well as his demonstration fights were very good and easy for everyone to understand. They helped the seminar participants understand what everyone was saying about the differences in technique, sophistication, and intensity in IJKA Asai Karate and other karate styles.
    • Comment from Otto sensei from Germany on criteria for members having a role in IJKA organizational activities
      There are many regional groups in Europe, and since IJKA is still a young organization, and since having seminar is a good way to promote the group, we should not set up a criteria for that. For qualifying members for dan examiners, instructors and tournament judges, we must be careful in their selection.
  3. Mr. Lin maw tsu, the global section head from the Honbu dojo, relayed the president’s messages as below:
    • Regarding the international friendship karate tournament in Italy -
      We are not able to move the matter forward at this point since the person in charge of the event, Mr. Formenton, unfortunately could not attend the meeting, but he said in his email that he is intending to meet with Mr.Chen in September at the Italy seminar to discuss the details with him then.
    • Every member should follow the updates on IJKA website to know the organization’ s activities. Also, when you receive an email from the Japan Headquarters, please reply as swiftly as possible, so that the Secretariat does not have to send another email to make sure the first one is received. A short message such as “Thanks for the email. We will reply soon” will suffice.
      ※Everyone agreed.
      • About qualification credentials and membership fee payment for applicants wishing to join IJKA.
        Membership applicants must submit documentation on his/her karate background such as certificates, in order to carry out the administration process more smoothly.
      • In order to reduce the bank-processing fee on both sides, the membership payment must be done through Pay-Pal in Japanese yen.
    • Master Asai’s book, “Practical Karatedo,” is being emended by Mr. Chen and the Chief Instructor. (Then briefly discussed the pictures in the book.)
    • The appointment letters for each of the organization’s positions are being made in both Japanese and English, with Mr. Lin Quanzheng’s support.
    • Make the IJKA logo consistent across countries.
      ※Ms. Selina asked if they could add the sky to the background, but Mr. Lin did not accept the change.

Special Seminar with Chen Hsin-Kuei

Special Seminar with Chen Hsin-Kuei

4th/5th of May 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany
Chen Hsin-Kuei is a 7-DAN of IJKA Shotokan Karate
- trained in Japan
- former taiwanese Champion
- White Crane Kung Fu Master
- Nephew of Asai Tetsuhiko, 10-DAN Karate
Seminar teaching is conducted in English
Pupose is the introduction and perfection of principles and katas of Grandmaster Tetsuhiko Asai
Location is Georg-Ledebour-School, Georg-Ledebour-Straß e, 90473
Price is 25・ per person
For participation, please contact or

Pictures from the Seminar

■「Einmaliges Seminar mit」 Germany: We have received a report from the Global Section Taipei Honbu Dojo, Mr. Lin maw tsun.

We received a report from the 「Einmaliges Seminar mit」taking place in
Germany. Below is a text from the email sent from Mr. Lin maw tsun, the Global
Section Chief of IJKA Main Dojo in Taipei.

About 40 people gathered on the first day of Technical Seminar Germany. The first
class was made up of a few beginners, and the second and the third were mostly filled
with instructors and black-belt holders of Shoto, Shito or Goju-ryu karate who
gathered from different regions in Germany.

Two karatekas from Switzerland and Austria also participated in the seminar. They
came to see the “extraordinary Asai Karate” commended by the people like the
German instructor Mr. Otto who has been to Main Dojo in Taipei.

The class started with an introduction by the Head of Technical Office, Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei,
who described how Master Asai and the Chief Instructor Chen Hunt-tsung exchanged karate techniques
and spread karate throughout Taiwan.

Michael then led a warm-up exercise, followed by a demonstration of one of Master Asai’s favorites,
the spreading-wing movement (“Tenshi”) of the White Crane Fist, that he learned from the Chief Instructor
and the Head of the Technical Office. The demonstration triggered great excitement from the participants.
The class moved on to basic movements and kata training such as Junro and Joko. Then Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei together
with Mr. Otto showed a demonstration of easy, yet powerful, specific defensive and offensive movements,
like punching, pushing and throwing that are all derived from “Koma” technique of the White Crane Fist.
The participants seemed to be both shocked and very intrigued by these techniques.

During the class Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei noticed that many of the participants’
movements were stiff, their shoulders were tensed, and that the arms hung abruptly
downward or to the side, instead of snapping hands or fingers by dropping the elbows
and using the force that originates in the shoulders. So he took ample time for them to
practice the elbow techniques (“Hijitsukai”), Tenshi and Koma movements from Yojoko,
and the participants slowly came to master the gist of it. Some students were surprised that
they could block attacks or throw out the opponent with such ease.

After the training, the participants solemnly paid their respect to the instructors.
When that was over, the place became bustling with lively discussions about katas and
people taking photos or asking the masters for their autographs.
In the evening at the banquet, Mr. Bruno Koller, the Region Head of Europe,
kept repeating that he finally showed them the karate he always talked about and the students
were dubious about. The dinner was buzzing with talks about Master Asai and the White Crane Fist.
Many of them revered Maser Asai and Mr. Chen Hunt-tsung, whom they had never met, as the martial arts gods.

Mr. Otto and Mr. Gehard have wide networks and many karateka friends, and are passionately spreading karatedo in their regions.

Mr. Michael treasures the training he received in the Main Dojo in Taipei,
and is resolved to continue accurately practicing what he learned. He is also a gentle and kind instructor to his students.

This seminar’s success does not attribute to just the real karate skills involved;
Mr. Otto’s translation work and the fact that he has been teaching his students with great care played a big role.

Please report to Mr. Chen Hunt-tsung of the details I described. I also strongly
hope that our disciples and students of karate know that our training environment is supreme and that we are extremely lucky.

Lin maw tsun from Germany.

On May 6th, the second day of the technical seminar in Germany, Mr. Lin sent us a report on the event.

Like the first day, there were classes from beginners to advanced. The students’
manners were far better than the first day, due to the strict training and the talks at
the banquet. Their movements were also better and smoother.

The advance classed reviewed the movement from the first day, and practiced the
mental power “Chi” that Chief Instructor Mr. Chen always taught. After repeating
the exercise, many of them seemed to be able to grasp how to maintain the posture
and extract the “Chi” from inner muscle, instead of simply using brute force.

The Head of Technical Office, Mr. Chen, also showed them how to counterattack by
moving a leg into the inside or outside of the opponent’s leg, which is something
Master Asai always taught. This is effective in breaking the form of the opponent or
even bringing down the opponent with one attack. The students were surprised and
delighted to know that the hand rotating routine they did in warm-ups could turn into a powerful move.
Especially those who were training in combat style were excited.

After the training, all the students went to Head of Technical Office Mr. Chen and asked for his autograph, thanking him vigorously for his lessons.

Mr. Otto spoke with Michelle and wished earnestly that the students learned manners
from the Head of Technical Office Mr. Chen and the Chief Instructor, as well as the
late Master Asai. He told Michelle that even if these teachers have gentle mannerisms
despite their position as highly skilled karateka, and are not as austere as Japanese
instructors, the students must not treat them as if they are friends. He stressed that
they must show respect for the great masters.

Lin maw tsun from Germany.

Master Asai Memorial Camp 2013, 09th -12th of May 2013, Lucerne-Switzerland

We had a very good and powerful Master Asai Memorial Camp 2013 in the European Honbu Dojo in Lucerne-Switzerland with good spirit and good friendship. About 30 Karateka trained in this camp from early morning 06.00 o'clock until evening 18.00 o'clock. Six students passed with sucess their Shodan examination.
Thank you again, Keibou Sensei for your excellent teaching, and many thanks to all students visiting the Camp!

Ossu, Bruno Koller

Master Asai Memorial Karate-camp 2013 Master Asai Memorial Karate-camp 2013

Pictures from the camp

Summary of Administrative meeting at Main Dojo in Taipei, Taiwan 2013.04.13

  • Date:2013.04.13
  • Location: IJKA Taiwan Honbu Dojo (Tetsuhiko Kan)
  • List of attendees:
    • Ms. Keiko Asai (President)
    • Mr. Chen Hunt-tsung (Chief Instructor)
    • Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei (Head of IJKA Technical Office)
    • Mr. Lin Mau-tsu (The Main Dojo Admin Office Global Section Chief)
    • Mr. Chou, Chih-Wen (IJKA Technical Instructor)
    • Mr. Ji,-Bang -Yen (director, IJKA Taiwan,Member of trustee Board, IJKA Taiwan)
    • Ms. Chen ,Li -chu (HonbuDojo Secretariat IJKA Taiwan)
    • and other director IJKA TAIWAN

Agreed items:

  1. regarding The 2nd IJKA International Friendship Karatedo Tournament ,
    The Main Dojo and the Japan headquarters will bear some of the tournament cost. Italy Country Head has been notified via email. Currently we are waiting for their progress report on the tournament preparation.
  2. Meeting minutes are posted on IJKA website, so the member countries should follow the updates this way.
  3. When members receive a certificate or any other type of documentation from the headquarters, they must notify the headquarters by signing the receipt and sending it back to headquarters.
  4. About verification of the qualifications and the background of those applying to become an IJKA member we will request them to send official certificates and other documents for Technical Office to evaluate. The membership will be issued once the office approves the application.
  5. Dan registration fees and other fee payments made to the headquarters must be in Japanese Yen.
  6. IJKA now has opened a Paypal account. Each member country should also open an account for the ease of payments.
Summary of Administrative meeting at Main Dojo in Taipei, Taiwan

IJKA global honbu dojo international meeting

  • First Meeting: December 26nd
  • Second Meeting: December 28th
  • Location: IJKA Taiwan Main Dojo (Tetsuhiko Kan)
  • A. List of Participants:
    • Ms. Keiko Asai (President)
    • Mr. Chen Hunt-tsung (Chief Instructor)
    • Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei (Head of IJKA Technical Office)
    • Mr. Lin maw tsun (The Main Dojo Admin Office Global Section Chief)
    • Mr. Toshiyuki Kidokoro (IJKA Technical Instructor)
    • Mr. Wang Ju-yu (IJKA Technical Instructor)
    • Mr. Chou, Chih-Wen (IJKA Technical Instructor)
    • Mr. Lin Chyuan-jeng (vice-president, IJKA Taiwan)
    • Mr. Ji,-Bang -Yen (director, IJKA Taiwan)
    • Ms. Chen ,Li -chu (Secretary, IJKA Taiwan)
  • B. Minutes of the Meeting:
    1. Issue an official letter of appointment for each position in the organization Under the logo, the document will be written in Japanese then English to follow. It will be crafted by Global section, and issued by the general headquarters in Japan. The term for each position will be two years with possible reappointments.
    2. Issue Karate Passport with membership cards. The fee will be 2500yen. This is to carry out the wishes of the late Master Asai that he left with Mr Naito.
    3. There are currently applications for the individual membership coming from England, Germany, India and other countries.
    4. IJKA will help fund the World Cup Karate Tournament that will be hosted by IJKA Italy. The IJKA general headquarters and the main dojo will actively aid the event to lighten the economic burden of the host country. This will include the preparation, scheduling, financially aiding the food and accommodation costs, and co-hosting events such as workshops, dan examinations and demonstrations.
    5. Make the timing of the international karate tournament flexible so as to allow each region host karate events more freely.
    6. Start holding global meetings through Skype. This will save the energy and the cost of the President commuting between Japan and Taiwan, and allow her to see the leaders of member countries that will be greatly helpful in having better line of communication and the opportunity to nurture rapport.
    7. The main dojo is to take video footages of practice scenes and technical demonstrations, and make them accessible for the general public through social media such as Youtube.
  • C. Additional note from the President:
    • The President Keiko Asai will add a comment here, which could not fit into the meeting agenda due to a time constraint.
    1. IJKA headquarter is asking each dojo to pick a member from its dojo who is training very hard, and send the information of the student to the Japan headquarter. We will introduce the student on our website under a new section called “Meet a Member.”
    2. Karate Passport will be issued only one time, so the membership fee will be 2000yen from the second renewal.
      Replacement of a lost Karate Passport will cost 500 yen.
    3. Once you receive the certificate from headquarters, sign the receipt, and send the scanned image of the receipt back to headquarters.
    4. The membership fee must be wired to headquarters from the applicant's name, otherwise the head office will not be able to recognize whom the certificate is for.
    5. When transferring the membership fee, the name of the recipient must be IJKA, otherwise the office will not be able to retrieve the funds.

IJKA global honbu dojo international meeting

The 2nd IJKA Karate Technical Seminar Italy

The 2nd IJKA Karate Camp Italy was held in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine) from September 14th to 16th, hosted by Mr. Formenton Giuseppe.
It was a smaller group this time, limited only to those with black or brown belt, at Mr. Formenton's request.

The 2nd IJKA Karate Technical Seminar Italy

Pictures from the camp

August 22nd and 26th Administrational Meeting

In order to practice the late Master Asai's tenet that condemns the privatization of karate organizations and
calls for an organization that can serve the interests of the members, the General Secretariat (Tokyo) and
Technical Office (Taiwan) holds administrational joint meetings to discuss public matters. Here is the report from the latest meeting.

First Meeting: August 22nd, 2012 PM08:00 -
Second Meeting: August 26th, 2012 AM10:00 -
Location: IJKA Taiwan Main Dojo (Tetsuhiko Kan)
Attendees: Mrs. Keiko Asai (IJKA President), Mr. Chen Hunt-tsung (Chief Instructor), Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei (Head of Technical Office), Mr, Lin Mau-tsu (Admin Office Global Section Chief), Wang Ju-yu (Head of Admin Assistant), Chou Chih-wen, Lin Chi-tang
Note-taker: Lin Chi-tang

Agreed Items:

  1. Although the IJKA policy no.10 states that: "Members of the Association may contact Japan
    Headquarters directly without going through country heads," those individuals who are seeking
    IJKA certification are now required to include the regional headquarters when sending the email
    application. (Add their email address in CC). Upon receiving the application,
    the general headquarters in Japan asks the regional headquarters to provide information about the applicant.
    Regional/country heads must acknowledge that their obligation is to assist karate activities of the
    branch dojos in their home countries and in neighboring countries, and their role is that of a facilitator, and does not symbolize authority.

  2. The Technical Office will lay out more detailed policies in addition to the policies on dan evaluation and admission process that are already posted on the IJKA website.

  3. Make sure the Chinese language used on IJKA certificates and organizational names translated from English are consistent.
    Head of Technical Office is to obtain an approval from the President for new documents and translations.
  4. IJKA will issue a Karate Passport to follow the wish of the late Master Asai.

  5. Members from Taiwan will join the International Karatedo Friendship Tournament in Italy scheduled in 2013.

Administrational Meeting

Master Asai Memorial Karate-camp 2012

Master Asai Memorial Karate Camp has become an annual event and it took place again this year in Switzerland from May 17th to 20th with a large turnout of about 100 participants

Master Asai Memorial Karate-camp


IJKA Administrational Meeting

1,Under the late Master Asai's spirit of everyone's KARATE,
that IJKA decide on important matters together in a meeting,
2,IJKA had a meeting in TAIPEI.2012.2.19
3,International Japan Martial Arts Karatedokai Meeting Minutes
Date: February 19th, 2012
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Taipei
Attendees: Keiko Asai, Chen Hunt-tsung, Chen Hsin-kuei, Lin Maw Tsun, Toshiyuki Kidokoro, Wang Ju-Yu, Chou Chih-Wen, Chang Mei-Cuan
Recorder: Chang Mei-Cuan


1) IJKA activities for 2012
For the International Karatedo Friendship Tournament that will be held in Italy in 2013, IJKA will have an invitational tournament towards the end of the year for the Taiwan team. The preparatory committee for the tournaments will be formed in March to further discuss the details.

2) Communication between the head office and member countries
IJKA members with a titled role and is announced as such on the IJKA website will be presented with a formal appointment letter from the general headquarters, both in Japanese and English.
IJKA member countries that wish to invite an instructor from the technical office must submit a request form to the general headquarters. (The request form is posted on IJKA website.) Once the request is approved, an instructor of any origin and an instructor of European origin will be sent to the requesting country. Including members in Asia.
When a member dojo/country hosts a training workshop, and other events, the member is to promptly report to the general headquarters before and after with some details and digital images. The report and the pictures are to be posted on IJKA website.
Member countries are to communicate frequently and strive to support each other.

3) Fees
In view of the current world recession, and that IJKA is a non profit organization that wishes to make it easier for those who love karate to join us, we have adjusted the brunch anuary membership fee from \15,000 yen to 10,000 yen. The change is announced on the website.

4) Clarification on organization
“Gijyutsu kyokucho” is to be called the “Head of Technical Office.”
The post for the “Head of International Affairs” will be formed within the IJKA Administrational Office.
When a new topic article is posted on the IJKA website, members of Taiwan Main Dojo, the Tetsuhiko Kan, is to translate the English version of the article into Chinese.

Big Success at European Main Dojo Opening Ceremony

Big Success at European Main Dojo Opening Ceremony

On the picture, from left to right: Lukas Gerber 1-Dan Michel Ritter 1-Dan Leos Urbanek 3-Dan Nadir Affinito 3-Dan
Giosuel Koller 3-Dan Bruno Koller 8-Dan


Karate Workshop in IJKA Italy

International Japan Martial Arts Karatedokai (IJKA) Italy Dojo hosts a karate camp from November 24th to 27th at LIGNANO SABIADORO in Italy. The branch manager Mr. FORMENTON GIUSEPPE won the championship at the IJKA International Karatedo Friendship Tournament that took place in Taipei August 6th of this year. On August 7th, he was nominated at the IJKA international administration meeting for the IJKA technical office global instructor by the group's president, Keiko Asai, and received unanimous approval. The head of the technical office, Chen Hsin-kuei, will be sent to the dojo from the main technical office to train the new global instructor.

Karate Workshop in IJKA Italy


IJKA International Dan Promotion Examination

August 7th 2011

IJKA International Dan Promotion Examination



會 議:2011年IJKA國際武術空手道會親善大會檢討會議
日 期:2011年08月10日
地 點:IJKA國際武術空手道會淺井流總本部道哲彦館

IJKA理事長 淺井惠子
IJKA技術局局長 陳興桂
IJKA總本部道場技術局指導員 城所俊行
IJKA總本部道場事務員 陳麗珠
其他籌備委員 汪儒郁、賴怡宏、闕健中、胡哲維、


・ 大会本部に何冊か保留するように。
・ 各貴賓客に一冊配布する。
・ 各チーム1冊は、不十分。それぞれ6名に1冊ぐらいは渡せる。
・ 主要選手の写真を掲載する。(役員等)

・ 各チームは、締切り期日までに登録。
・ 選手参加費用は規定期日までに支払い、当日に支払うことのないように。
・ 大会本部は、所定の領収書を準備し滞ることのないように。



* 招待状は各貴賓・関係者に発送する以外に空手会員達に協力してもらい、親戚、友人達に配って貰う。
* 外国から来た各選手達にはパンフレットはプレゼントしたい。
* 大会パンフレットに各国選手の写真は載せてあげたい。
*各チームの参加登録は必ず期日までに済ませること それが遅れると、
主催国はとても大変で諸事がはからどらない。(パンフレットの印刷、ホテル予約、飛行場への送迎手配、其の他 諸々)。


IJKA Administrational Meeting


1 IJKA総本部理事長浅井惠子 日本
2 主席師範陳宏宗 台湾
3 主席師範助教CHEN,HSIN-KUEI(陳興桂) 台湾
4 日本総本部事務局里村明子 日本
6 技術局指導員城所俊行 日本
7 台湾総本部道場国際部長林茂椿 台湾
8 IJKA TAIWAN秘書長汪儒郁 台湾
9 IJKA TAIWAN副秘書長周智文 台湾
10 IJKA TAIWAN監事張美娟 台湾
14 李淵深 中国上海

(欠席会員国 USA,ロシア,インド)

理事長 浅井惠子の推薦により
台湾 汪儒郁、周智文(國際五段)の4名をIJKA技術局指導員とし
陳興桂を技術局局長(Head of technical office)

主席師範 陳宏宗

城所俊行 日本 6段
汪儒郁 臺灣 5段
周智文 臺灣 5段
RIEDINGER OTTO, Germany4段 となる



 1 各会員国は指導員の派遣が必要な場合、総本部に申請する。
 2 パキスタンMahamood-UI-Hassan Rana 氏には、パキスタンIJKAとして空手の発展を進めてもらう。

May 7th, 2010 IJKA-Taiwan Organization Meeting

With the permission from the Taiwanese government, IJKA-Taiwan was formed at an organization meeting in Taipei at 興亜国中 with Mr.林銓正 leading the meeting.


Master Asai Annual Memorial Karate Camp、Switzerland

Master Asai Memorial Karate-camp


A Complete Success at Master Asai Memorial Event & Tetsuhiko Kan Commemoration Ceremony At Taipei, Taiwan

At the joint event, the students of the IJKA Taipei Main Dojo Tetsuhiko Kan showed enthusiastic demonstrations and this was followed by the Assistant Chief Instructor Mr. Chen Hsin-kuei and the Chief Instructor Mr. Chen Hung-tsung’s demonstration on the Asai Karate techniques, which filled the hall with excited applauses.

In order to showcase Asai Karate, the students’ demonstrations included the Junro Shodan up to the 5-dan, to Joko Issei to Joko Sansei, the world’s newest form of karate, captivating the karate practitioners.

The disciples of Master Asai and their disciples came from all over Taiwan to participate in the event. Some saw old training mates for the first time in 30 years, others a little less; nonetheless a friendly atmosphere dominated the event.

IJKA Honored by Distinguished Guests from Taiwan Presidential Office

IJKA had the honor of having Mr. Rong Yee-jung as a guest from the Presidential Office, who gave a speech and celebrated the achievement of Master Asai.


[議事録] International Meeting in Switzerland, May 15th, 2010

At May 15th, an international meeting was held in Gams, Switzerland. The meeting was led by Mrs. Keiko Asai, wife of the late shuseki shihan Asai Tetsuhiko and president of the International Japan Martial Arts Karatedokai Asai-Ryu.
Besides Mrs. Asai. Senseis assistant chief instructor Chen Hsien-Koei (7-DAN, Taiwan), Koller Bruno (7-DAN, Switzerland) and several instructors from switzerland, Riedinger Otto (Germany) and Dormenko Andrey (Rrussia )and Formenton Giuseppe(Italy) attended the meeting.

Mrs. Asai discussed core IJKA principles with the attending instructors:

  1. The organisation is not interestet in competing with any other organisation and is dedicated to teach Asai Tetsuhikos personal style of karate
  2. In an earlier meeting the day before, Mrs. Asai made it clear to everyone that Mr. Kato Sadashige was never appointed as european or world chief instructor of IJKA by Asai Sensei. Mrs. Asai is the legal heir to IJKA registerd with the government of Japan
    The IJKA trademark first acquired by Tetsuhiko Asai on Oct 8th, 1999 was inherited by Keiko Asai as his bereaved family in August 2006. On October 8th, 2009 when its 10-year term expired, the trademark was re-registered under Keiko Asai. (See Certification 1)
    IJKA was registered as a non-profit organization on August 25th, 2008. (See Certification 2)
  3. Administrational office of IJKA is located in Tokyo, Japan, the main Dojo is in Taipei, Taiwan
  4. Supreme technical body is IJKA instructors commitee, which consists of Chief Instructor Chen Hongtsung (8-DAN, Taiwan), assistant chief instructor Chen Hsien-Koei (7-DAN, Taiwan), Koller Bruno (7-DAN, Switzerland), Fujiwara Ed (5-DAN, Hawai USA), and Joel Chinen (4-DAN, Hawai USA), who was just appointed.
    These people are also the members of the Instructor Committee, and we will be selecting more instructors as we go forward.
    These kodansha under the leadership of the Chief Instructor are tasked to develop Asai Karate in the future
  5. National instructors and country heads will be named in member countries to support the masters of instructors commiti
  6. IJKA is not interested in becoming a large organisation, but invites Karatekas of good heart to join and wants to create a family spirit among members
  7. Persons and organisations interested in joining IJKA do not have to go through country heads but can contact IJKA Headquaters in Tokyo directly. This is meant to avoid trouble among members
  8. We will gradually select each country head as well as regional heads.
  9. The regional head for Europe is Koller Bruno from Switzerland, and Riedinger Otto from Gemany has been appointed as the assistant regional head.
  10. Regular Seminars will be organised to increase the technical level of students as well as regional, national and international tournaments. Member countries should cooperate in inviting instructors commiti members to reduce costs
  11. Principles will be set by IJKA Headquarters and instructors commiti to guarantee sufficient funding of Headquarter staff and international events
  12. The planned event on August 15th 2010 in Hollywood is postphoned until further notice

All attending instructors thanked Mrs. Asai for her words and will support her in the endeavor to preserve her husbands organisation and his unique style of karate.

The first Annual Karatedo Techinical Seminar, in Gams, Switzerland from May 13th to 17th.

Now has grown to have about 20 member countries. It held the first Instructor Committee Meeting at the same time with Annual Karatedo Techinical Seminar, in Gams, Switzerland from May 13th to 17th.
Around 100 people came to participate in the seminar. The participants came from Geneva, Germany, Russia, and also from Italy, from which people travelled over 7 hours in two cars. There, in memory of Master Asai and six national flags fluttering in the air, everyone practiced in an air of excitement.
Assistant Chief Instructor, Mr. Chen, Hsin-kuei (7-dan) led the seminar.
He started karate when he was 7 years old and since then, for 47 years, he has been following Master Asai’s teachings and dedicating his life to karate.
Some of the techniques demonstrated by Mr. Chen were as follows:
- Junro (Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yondan, Godan)
- Joko (Issei, Nisei, Sansei)
- Heiann Kata specifics (ex. Asai-ryu shoulder snap, Uke and Uchi with the hand-whip technique)
- Other advice included - Asai-ryu only uses one arm for kobo (offense and defense) where most people used both arms, switch from Kiba-dachi to Souchin-dachi (Fudo-dachi) in order to accommodate the hip twist of Joko Sansei, Junro Nidan is Morote-uchi where most people incorrectly used Morote-uke.
The participants who were following the general forms before found the training and the pinpoint advice fantastic, as these were just what they needed.
Mr. Chen also taught the meaning of each movement from Junro-kata, and how to practice it with one against four people. The place was filled with excitement and the red-faced participants devoted themselves to the training (and when not training dedicated the time to record the training on video.)
The seminar drew to a close with a promise from the participants, who were all moved by the Assistant Chief Instructor Mr. Chen’s personality and the training to put in every effort into making it a bigger event next year,