Welcome to the St. Lucia Shotokan Karate Association (SLSKA). We are proud to offer you/ your child or ward a unique and exciting experience in the art of IKD Traditional Shotokan Karate. The SLSKA, founded in November 1993 is a not for profit organization registered with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and affiliated to:
- The International Karate Diagaku (IKD)
- The Caribbean Karate College (CKC)
- The Karate Federation of St. Lucia (KFStLu)
The IKD is a traditional Karate organization, established in February 2011 and founded by Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon A Tai - 9th Dan, who studied directly under Masters:Masatoshi Nakayama – 2nd Chief Instructor of the Japan Karate Association (JKA),Hidetaka Nishiyama – 10th Dan, Chief Instructor of the ITTF & Teruyuki Okazaki - 10th Dan, Chairman & Chief Instructor of the International Shotokan Karate Federation.
The IKD strives to uphold the integrity & goals of Master Gichin Funakoshi the founder of Modern Shotokan Karate & the 1st Chief Instructor of the JKA, which includes following the guidelines & principles set forth by the Dojo Kun & Niju Kun. It is rich in tradition, but continuously moves forward to bring all countries together to follow these same guidelines.
The International Karate Daigaku (IKD) uses traditional and modern applied research to offer the highest levels of karate to all students. IKD will uphold standards of excellence that inspire our students to improve character development and instill core values of respect, honor and discipline. The IKD will also encourage positive behavior and empower children and youth to live socially and emotionally healthy lives. The philosophy of karate will also be merged and aligned with culture and education to reflect the environment within which we live. It will help us understand ourselves and each other. The end results are to have karate at the heart of all communities and promote peace, thereby preserving the well-being of humanity.