Photos of the graduation of Jean-Pierre Cusson Sensei for his 7th Dan rank, held at the JKA HQ dojo, Japan, April 2018.
The J.K.A. Quebec karate association (AKJKAQ) is a non profit organization that has been in existance since 1991. It regroups dojos from the Shotokan style that are affiliated with the Japan Karate Association (JKA).
Its goals are:
Shotokan is a traditional style of Japanese karate developed by master Funakoshi
It’s a hard and rectilinear style, centered on power, but which also includes some fluid and circular techniques.
He is the father of modern karate-do. Funakoshi Gichin was born in Okinawa.
He practiced karate under the guidance of Azato Anko and Itosu Anko.
Master Funakoshi Gichin introduced karate in Japan at the beginning of the last century and modified it in order to introduce it in the academic system.
Funakoshi Gichin (1868-1957)
Funakoshi Gichin performing Tekki Shodan
It’s the Japan Karate Association founded in 1949 by master Funakoshi Gichin and M. Nakayama. The JKA was officially recognized by the Japanese ministry of education in 1957.
Nakayama Masatoshi (1913-1987)