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International Karate Association

In 1953, the International Karate Association was formed in Tokyo, Japan. Since its inception, the primary goal of the IKA has been to promote the advancement of traditional Japanese Karate throughout the world.  

Relocating to the United States in 1964, Soke Takayuki Kubota has continued to expand the IKA as one of the premiere martial arts organizations with worldwide recognition and respect.  The IKA currently has member schools in over 50 countries.  Soke began training at the age 0f 4 and has dedicated his life to the advancement of karate worldwide.

Soke Kubota is the founder of Gosoku-Ryu (hard/fast style), a world-renowned Shotokan and baton  instructor, and holds advanced instructor ranks  in  the  martial  arts of Judo, Aikido, Kendo, Iaido and Meditation as well as calligraphy and several other arts.  He began teaching at age 14, and opened his first school in Tokyo, Japan at the age of 18.  

He is the creator of the Kubotan, and has taught police techniques to local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel for over 35 years.  He has appeared in over 300 movies, TV shows, and commercials and his students include many famous celebrities, including James Caan, Hillary Swank and Chales Bronson.


Soke Takayuki Kubota

IKA Grandmaster