Thank you for your application to affiliate to International Kenbu Kai Karate Kobudo Organization (IKKO).

Kenbu Kai is an Association that is essentially a “Gathering of Friends”.  Established in 1982, we have maintained much the same 100 or so groups in membership for most of that time.

 We are an unincorporated, non-profit making body, dedicated to servicing our members with what they need to operate, in a low key, honest and uncomplicated manner.

In the RSA and Africa, Kenbu Kai is affiliated to the Kenbu/Kenpou Kai Okinawan Goju Ryu Organization (Okinawa),  United World Karate Federation (Japan/South Africa)),  through our member dojo’s and other national federations in Africa we affiliate to all United World Karate Federation National Federation. We offer instruction in karate, kobudo, Coaching and National Vocational Qualifications. Kenbu Kai is independently registered to provide and instruction and advise on all these services.

Because our Senior Members hold or have held executive positions with governing bodies, we make sure that we keep up to date with all the latest coaching information and requirements that our members need to continue to function effectively. 

 To enable this, we have worked very hard to produce a package for you that include everything you need to satisfy the requirements of facility providers, government departments, prospective students and insurers.

 Please read the following information carefully, complete the application form and return it to the office as soon as possible.  We will process it as quickly as possible, usually within a few days and get back to you.

 You can access the following documents on the ‘association’ page of our website:

Code of Ethics

Guide to Dan Grade Assessment

Flow Chart of representation

Instructor Registration Details

We look forward to a long and rewarding association with you and if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at the office below.


Association and Club registration is free to all licensing groups. 


 Membership is for groups run by a recognised 3rd Dan/Degree or above in any Martial Art provided it is Japanese or Okinawan.  Assessment by the Technical Committee is possible for anyone with contentious qualifications.

 To apply for Associate Membership:

  • Complete the application form
  • Enclosing copies of your Dan Grade certificates and Grading Record Book
  • Enclose any other supporting documentation you feel will be helpful to us in processing your application.
  • Your application will normally be processed within a week and you will receive a joining pack for registration with instructions.

 To apply for licences:

  • Complete registration form ensuring that you fully complete each section and enclose the correct money.
  • Please use separate forms for BUDO and KARATE Registrations
  • Please indicate how many licence books you require
  • Please make all cheques payable to ‘IKKO’.




Cost per item


Dojo Registration


Individual dojo licence

KARATE Registration


Karate licence

IKKO Licence Books

$ 10.00

IKKO Kenbu Kai licence book with grading record .

Kyu Grade Certificates


IKKO Kenbu Kai kyu grade certificates

Dan Grade Certificates

According to charges

IKKO Kenbu Kai dan grade certificates



Termination of membership can be without notice and without reason by either side so that if you are unhappy with our service you can leave straight away without any hassle.


APPLICATION FORM                              



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MARTIAL ART                                                   STYLE


TEACHING GRADE RECORD, COACHING AND  QUALIFICATIONS (please supply copies of qualifications)








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To be signed by the Chairman or Chief Instructor

I have read the Kenbu Kai Handbook and agree to abide by its rules/guidelines.







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