Our courses are continuous, so you can join anytime!
Seitokai Karate-Do Shotokan ry is using Suomisport for membership and class registrations and payments. Suomisport is a service provided by Olympiakomitea to Finnish sport clubs.
To register as a member to Seitokai Karate-Do Shotokan ry, and for classes for yourself or your child, follow the steps below.
Junior student (age 6-11 years) membership and class registration
Step 1 Juniors: Register your child as Seitokai Karate-Do Shotokan ry member
Junior member registration
- You as a parent will be asked to sign in to your own Suomisport account, or if you do not have account yet, you will be guided to create one for yourself
- Add you child(ren) under your own account
- Your child can also download the Suomisport-app to his/her own mobile phone. Add a phone number to your child, if he/she will be using the Suomisport-app him/herself.
Senior student (12-99 years) membership and class registration
Step 1 Seniors: Register as a Seitokai Karate-Do Shotokan member
Senior member registration
You will be asked to sign in to your existing Suomisport account, or if you don’t have an account yet, you will be guided to create one.
If you are underage student (12-17 years) in Seniors group, your parent can create a Suomisport-account for him/herself and link you as a child under his/her account.
Step 2 Seniors: Join the groups to see the classes you want to see in your calendar
Karate license and insurance
Step 3 Juniors and Seniors: Purchase an karate license and insurance
All members must purchase a karate license for 2022 from Karateliitto (if you don’t have valid license yet):
- Select the sport: “KARATE”
- Dojo info: “SEITOKAI Karate-Do Shotokan RY”
- For Seitokai activities, such as weekly training and seitokai season seminars, choose Harrastaja-license. If you plan to participate in karate competitions during the year 2022, then select Kilpailija-license.
- It’s recommended to have also an insurance
Start using Suomisport Calendar
Step 4 Juniors and Seniors: Download Suomisport app and start using Calendar
Easiest way to use Suomisport Calendar is with a mobile phone. You can download Suomisport -app to your mobile phone from your phone’s app store.
Classes organized for the groups you selected are listed in your Suomisport Calendar. Mark yourself (or your child) In or Out for the classes.
Membership and training fees for the year 2022
Membership fee: 45€ /year
Training fee for Season 4 (October-December 2022): 110€
You will receive these invoices to your Suomisport account, if you have not paid them yet for year 2022.
Click here to download the JKS (Shotokan) competition rules.
The foremost aim of karate-do as a martial art is to build up an individual’s character. It means the tough karate technique practice unites the mind and body in an infinite way of self-culture. Therefore, daily practice of karate-do should not be dedicated solely to superiority of technique and power, but to foster mutual respect among students, regardless of age and gender.
Japan Karate Shoto Federation arranges its students’ trainings with regard to their karate proficiency level and personal goals. With a new motto: “Lifelong Karate-do”, JKS organization promotes and expands the art of empty hand among different age and social groups, aiming to improve society as a whole.
Japan Karate Shoto Federation owes its existence to three great founders: Funakoshi Gichin, Nakayama Masatoshi and Asai Tetsuhiko. At present, our predecessors’ intentions have been taken over by our present chief instructor Shihan Kagawa Masao. Thanks to his efforts, Japan Karate Shoto Federation continuous to gain and prosper.
Funakoshi Gichin, the founder of Shotokan style, brought the style from Okinawa to mainland Japan in 1922. He adapted the original Okinawan martial art of Tode Jutsu into karate-do to match the Japanese martial art standard of Budo and made it suitable for the university curriculum in mainland Japan.
After the Second World War his disciple, Nakayama Masatoshi Sensei, had significantly developed the karate of Funakoshi Sensei. Repeating movements after the instructor was the basic method of Okinawa karate. To make this approach systematic Nakayama Sensei standardized fundamental techniques, adopted scientifically based training methods and established competition rules. All those innovations created the basis of present day karate.
The former JKS Chief Instructor, Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei, inherited modern karate from Nakayama Masatoshi Sensei and gave it a new perspective. In 2000, Asai Sensei established Japan Karate Shoto Federation in order to further develop the Budo karate evolution. He created new unique katas, practiced only by JKS members. They were Junro kata series, from Shodan to Godan, 17 Koten kata. He also launched innovative and daring wheelchair karate practice for people with reduced mobility.
Asai Sensei enriched Karate-do by intensive rotation movements and whip-like actions of body limbs. His vision of Budo karate had been projected over Junro and Koten katas, which meant powerful techniques through total control over body motion. Being seriously ill, the 71 year old Asai Sensei was capable of demonstrating breathtaking speed and power. He claimed that, even senior people with weaken muscular strength were able to produce explosive motions whether it be a kick or a punch.On the passing of Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei, Masao Kagawa Shihan took over the responsibility of JKS Chief Instructor.
The concept of Kagawa Shihan lies in the development of traditional Shotokan karate based winning methods to be used in national and international championship participation. Therefore, the fundamental Shotokan principles of dynamics and power implementation were adapted for international competition practice. After a certain time of trial, this approach resulted into a solid winning formula.
Fused by Kagawa Shihan, the strength of Budo and the aspiration to tournament success underpin the core of modern Karate development.
Please note that this document contains the original rules and membership fees from the establishment of our association.
Everything contained in this document may be subjected to changes each year according to each Board of Directors.