Wankan Shotokan

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Gichin Funakoshi

Gichin Funakoshi  was the creator of Shotokan karate, perhaps the most widely known style of karate, and is attributed as being the "father of modern karate".

He became honorary head of the Japan Karate Association upon its establishment in 1949.

Masatoshi Nakayama

Masatoshi Nakayama  was an internationally renowned Japanese master of Shotokan karate.

He was the first master in Shotokan history to attain the rank of 9th dan while alive, and was posthumously awarded the rank of 10th dan.


Wankan Shotokan Karate Association is one of the most popular karate associaction, widespread across various  countries.

Strictly adhering to the philosophy and principles of Shotokan Karate, we aims to educate and propagate this martial art style in its purest form.

Chief of WSKA




Chairman of WSKA

Chief of WSKA




General Secretary of WSKA


"When you look at life think in terms of karate. But remember that karate is not only karate -- it is life. The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."
 Gichin Funakoshi


The Training Syllabus of WSKA

As a beginner you will wear a white belt – the colour of innocence and purity. After a suitable time, when you have a grasp of a set of  prescribed techniques, you will be ready to be examined for the next step up the karate ladder.

You will be examined for your first true “grade” – 9th Kyu Yellow belt, If successful, you will learn a new set of techniques to prepare you for your Green belt (8th Kyu) grading examination. Every time you learn one set of techniques and are promoted to a higher grade you have new set of techniques to learn.