1987, Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, Hanshi 9th
dan, developed the “Super Safe” protective
equipment for use by all people who practice
Karatedo or other contact martial arts.
using the Super Safe protective equipment,
we can train without fear of injury and
still execute full power punching, kicking,
striking, and other hitting (ate-waza) techniques.
Along with the Super Safe protective equipment,
Hanshi Hisataka introduced the Koshiki Karatedo
competition rules. The Koshiki Karatedo
rules, which accumulate points for contestants
during matches based on successful techniques
used, allow participants and audiences to
clearly understand the results of matches.
1981, the 1st All Japan Contact (Koshiki)
Karatedo Championship was held at the National
Yoyogi Dai-ichi Gymnasium in Tokyo . The
Championship included many styles of Karatedo,
and was strongly influenced by Koshiki Karatedo
along with non-contact and other contact
Karate schools, Nihon Kempo, Chinese martial
arts, and Shorinji-Kempo, among others.
The tournament was honored by the support
of highly respected individuals in Japan
, including Mr. Tokuichiro Tamazawa (President),
a member of the Upper House of Japan's parliament
and the former Minister of Japan's Defense
Agency, and Mr. Keizo Obuchi (Senior Advisor),
former Prime Minister of Japan.
advance of the 1st All Japan Contact (Koshiki)
Karatedo Championship, in 1980 the 1st International
Friendship Koshiki Karatedo Championship
was held at the National Yoyogi Dai-ni Gymnasium,
with contestants from many countries including
Canada, the U.S., Australia, Switzerland,
Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, India,
Singapore, Philippine, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
President of the Championship was Mr. Shigeyoshi
Matsumae, former president of the Nihon-Budokan
and Tokai University , and Senior Advisor
was Mr. Toshiki Kaifu, former Prime Minister
of the All Japan Koshiki Karatedo Federation
and the World Koshiki Karatedo Federation
At the same time as the 1st All Japan Contact
(Koshiki) Karatedo Championship, the All
Japan Koshiki Karatedo Association (subsequently
changed to the All Japan Koshiki Karatedo
Federation) was established with the support
of all Sensei and Shihan of participating
the present day, Koshiki Karatedo tournaments
are held frequently throughout the world.
Since the first Koshiki Karatedo tournament
in Japan , many International and World
Championships have been held, involving
countries from every region:
Asia Pacific region: Australia, New Zealand,
Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore,
Philippine , etc.
Africa region: Algeria, Mali, Senegal, Cote
d'Ivoire, Tunisia, South Africa, Egypt,
American region: Canada, U.S.A., Venezuela,
Colombia, Argentina , etc,
Eurasia region: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Republic
of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,
Turkey, Tajikistan, Latvia, Bulgaria , Ukraine
, Finland, Yugoslavia, etc.
Europe region: Switzerland, Spain, Germany,
France, Portugal, Netherlands , Russia,
England, Italy, Greece, etc.
August 2003, the 22nd All Japan Koshiki
Karatedo Championships were held at the
National Yoyogi Dai-ni Gymnasium with many
Japanese and foreign contestants, and in
August 2004, the World Koshiki Karatedo
Championships were held in Greece during
promote health in both mind and body for
all people, especially youth, the World
Koshiki Karatedo Federation operates many
local schools throughout the world.
All Japan Koshiki Karatedo Federation and
the World Koshiki Karatedo Federation strongly
act together to aim at the eventual Olympic
participation of Koshiki Karatedo.