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Home of Shihan Kenneth Yoshinobu Funakoshi and Sensei Kyle Yoshinobu Funakoshi

About FSKA

Shihan Kenneth Yoshinobu Funakoshi, founder and advisor of the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association is fourth cousin to Master Gichin Funakoshi – the founder of Modern Shotokan. Shihan Funakoshi moved to San Jose, California to teach karate in December 1986. In 1987, the non-political Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association was founded with its world headquarters now in Milpitas, CA and affiliates throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Middle East and South America.


FSKA is a non-political organization. Each dojo affiliates directly with Shihan Funakoshi – we do not have regional directors. The reason for this is to eliminate political structures. Should you decide to affiliate with FSKA, you would deal directly with Shihan Funakoshi. FSKA recognizes your current rank if issued by a recognized organization. However, once you become an FSKA affiliate, you will need to meet FSKA requirements for future ranking. [CONTACT US] to learn more.

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Roseville/Colfax Self-Defense Seminar – June 22, 2018 (Friday) 6:00 PM

To: Adult & Youth Karate Students
Date: June 22, 2018 (Friday) 6:00 PM in Colfax, CA
Place: Colfax Sierra Vista Community Center
Directions: I-80 toward Reno to Colfax Exit (20 min past Roseville)
Address: 55 School St. Colfax, CA 95713 (Sierra Vista Community Center Main Gym)

1. SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR: Open to ALL (NO prior karate experience necessary) Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $20 (for Self-Defense Seminar only)
ATTIRE: Students: GI; Non-Members: Loose clothing (sweats, etc.)
This exciting seminar will be one of the MOST VALUABLE AND PRACTICAL hands-on seminars that you will ever attend. You will be taught awareness and actual physical moves that MAY save your life one day. This seminar is taught by world-renowned Shotokan Shihan (Master) Kenneth Funakoshi. Shihan Funakoshi brings you to a level (sometimes with humor) that makes it very easy to comprehend these self-defense techniques and incorporate them into your daily life!
Techniques to be covered include: (1)Breaking loose from grabbing attacks (2) Choke holds (3) Defending against knife & club attacks (4) Wrist locks, arm locks and chokes.

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Affiliations in FNK-P (National Karate Federation – Portugal) and LPKS (Karate Shotokan Portuguese League).
Portuguese Official representation of FSKA (Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association) XX FSKA International Karate Championship – Portugal 2018

Dear Friends,

We hereby invite you to participate in the XX FSKA INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP that will be held on October 25th
to 28th 2018, in PORTUGAL, at the Almada City (Sports Pavilion).
Almada is a city on the outskirts of Lisbon, near beautiful beaches and with an easy access to the center of the Capital (the
coach Journey to Lisbon takes about 15 minutes) where the Lisbon International Airport is located.
Our Organization will provide coaches to fetch and take the Delegations from and to the airport, as well as from the Hotels to
the Sports Pavilion (4 days) and from there to the hotels, if it is your intention.

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FSKA 24th Annual Spring Tournament 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Homestead High School Gymnasium
21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014

Registration – 11:30 the door
Demonstration and Competition starts at 12:30 p.m. SHARP!
Adult Competition immediately following Youth
Individual Events: $45 per event
Team Kata: $60 per team ($20 per person)
Team Kumite $75 per team ($15 per person)
$5 Discount per individual event if paid by March 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
SPECTATOR FEE (pay at door):
ADULTS: $5.00 (18 & over) – YOUTH: $3.00 (6-17) – 5 & under: FREE

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