JKO Japan Trip Report 1


Friday, June 22,

This morning, we started from a Kata seminar, from 9:30 to 12 PM, taught by Mrs Sayaka Yamaguchi, an ex- All Japan Kata Champion, she covered Nipaipo, Annan, Suparimpei, Papuren Katas. After a lunch,

Kumite seminar started from 1 PM – 3:30 PM, with Kindai University members & The Team Members Plus, world famous Mr Ko Matsuhisa, who is the creator of Scorpion  🦂 Kick.

After the practice, JKO Elite Team went to a super market called “Japan”. JKO members went out for a dinner outside the Campus by themselves, there are literally over 200 hundreds restaurants to choose from a bite, but Would you believe it ? they went to a McDonald in Osaka Japan.

We have many visitors during the seminar, such as Ex-WKF World Champion and an old friend of Hanshi, Mr Kunio Murakami, Sensei Namikawa, Nagatomo, from Hayashi-ha Group with Mr. Matsuda, WKF Referee council and All Japan referee council chairman.

JKO team are visiting the ancient capital of Japan, Nara on Saturday.

Thank you 😊

JKO Japan Trip

Hanshi M. Miki

Japan Karatedo Organization

July and August 2018 Bulletin News


June 20 thru June 28: 2108 JKO Japan Trip:

JKO’s 18 Black belts Elite Team members, lead by Hanshi Miki are training at the Kindai University, which are incredible 22 National Collegiate titles and produced many WKF World Champions, and All Japan Champions.
Fortunately, All Japan Collegiate Championship will be held on June Sunday 24, in Nagoya, Aichi Gymnasium. This event usually held in November. But, this year, Japan is hosting FISU World Collegiate Championship in July at Kobe Port Pier Park, Japan so that we are able to observe this most excitements event of Japan, you will be able to watch current and future All Japan, All Asian and WKF World Champions. All of the Japan ‘s National Team athletes, coaches, officials, are alumni of Japanese Collegiate group.

In 1987, the first International Collegiate Championship were held in Kobe Port Pier Gym, JKO athletes were participated as USA team members. Debbie Lance and other female team captured the 1st place team Kumite division. Hanhsi M. Miki was the chief of the USA chief delegation and a member of WKF Referee councils.

July: The Road to the Nationals Camp:
The five days Road to Nationals seminar will be held the first week of July.
It is highly recommended that students entering the National Championships attend these sessions as it the last week to specifically focus on intensive training for the competition.

Monday July 02 & Tuesday July 03. There will be a break for the Wednesday 4th of July holiday. Seminars will resume on Thursday 07/05 and run each day until Saturday 07/07.
Sessions will start at 9 am and end around noon for lunch. After lunch the participants will go to the beach and then return for regular afternoon classes. The cost for the week is $150. Single daily sessions will cost $40 per day. Remember to bring water, a lunch and snacks, bathing suit and beach towel.

The USA NKF National Championships:

The 2018 U.S. National Championships and Team Trials will be held in Reno, Nevada from July 10-15, 2018. Details are available onteamusa.org.

Saturday, August 04:

The Obon Festival Demonstration will be held from 12:15 PM to 1 PM at the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park. Please let Hanshi know if you like to participate in it, it’s a fun event.

Sunday, August 05:
The Nikkei Games Karate Tournament will be held in Long Beach, CA. Please speak with Hanshi about the

tournament if you plan on participating. Details can be found at nikkeikarate.com.The annual Ninja Camp:

Monday, August 06 through Friday August 10.

The Ninja Camp will be $125. Sessions will start at 9 am and end around noon for lunch. After lunch the participants will go to the beach and then return for afternoon classes. Single daily sessions will cost $40 per day.
Remember to bring water, a lunch and snacks, bathing suit and beach towel.

We are need of volunteers to help drive and chaperone children while at the beach. Please see Hanshi if you are interested and available.

JKO Bulletin News: 2018 April, May & June

Congratulations JKO Carlsbad athletes and Dojo supporting families !


JKO Carlsbad members did again, with their great performances and captured so many medals in Jr. International & USA Open which International events were attended with 45 countries, with over 2,800 athletes on Friday, March 30 thru Sunday April 1st at Paris Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas.


Lily won 2 gold, a silver &  a bronze medals. Carlos Ryu won 2 gold, 1 silver medals. Grace won a gold and a bronze medals. Ricky won a gold medal. Akari won 2 silver and a bronze medals. Ryan won a silver & a bronze medals. Roza won a bronze medal. Ali won a bronze medals


The USA NKF National Championship Qualifier tournament and Goodwill tournament will be held on Saturday June 2, at JKO Carlsbad Dojo for San Diego County, Orange County and Baja California residences.


There are many local tournaments for you to enjoy participating.

April 29,  The Tomodachi Cup in Irvine, CA.


Sunday May 20,  The 46th Riverside Tournament will be held in Cal Baptist University 8432 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA. www.AmysKarate.com.


Saturday, May 26, The 2018 Seiden Kai Cup will be held at 74-910 Azteo Rd. Palm Desert, CA 92260. ichi_canedo@hotmail.com. Tel.760-455-6063


The Brown and Black belts class will be held on Sunday, May 6 & June 3 from 10 AM to 12 Noon.  It is highly recommended for All of Brown and Black belts to attend. The fee is $20.00 per person/seminar.


JKO Carlsbad observes Memorial day Holidays. JKO Carlsbad will be closed on Friday, May 25 thru Monday May 28, 2018. The regular scheduled classes resume Tuesday June 28.


The Kyu Rank Test will be held on Wednesday, June 6. All of the application form and fees must be submitted by Friday, June 1st.


JKO members are going to training in Kindai University in Osaka, J JKO Team to visiting Japan’s best World Champion producer

in June 20 thru June 28.


Hanshi Miki and 19 JKO elite Black belt athletes are visiting the Kindai University in Osaka, Japan in June.

JKO Carlsbad Black belts, Abby Matsuyoshi, Manish Sampath and

 Trevor Sullivan are the team members.

The Kindai University Karate team has produced many WKF and All Japan Champions. Some of them are WKF World Female Kata Champion,  Atsuko Wakai and a famous Scorpion kick maker, Kou Matsuhisa and current Ken Nishimura who defeated 4 time WKF Champion, Rafael Aghayev 3 times recently. The Kindai Univ. team captured 21 times of the All Japan titles followed 2nd place Takushoku Univ. by 8 times.  


 Go JKO Team !

Dear JKO Members:

I have an exciting news for all of JKO members. As you know, I had a great time and visit here with Mr. Kijima : Kindai Univ. Head Master and Chairman of Osaka Karate-do Federation. The Kindai Univ. Karate team made many WKF World Champions, and All Japan Champions in both Kata and Kumite. Many famous Champions, ie Atsuko Wakai, 4 times WKF Female Kata Champion and Ko Matsuhisa, who created the famous “Scorpion Kick” and currently Ken Nishimura, who beat Rafael Aghyev 3 times, including in 2018 Paris Open.
The departure date/time are at 11:50 AM, at SAN ( San Diego airport) on Friday June 15.
​The total cost estimated $2,100.00, including all of transportation cost and Univ. dorm type facility, and 3 meals in cafeteria or/Univ. restaurants, basics. We are expecting to have some sightseeing and visit cities like, Osaka, Nara ,which is oldest capital of Japan is located only 20 in with a public train and Kyoto is only 1 hour away. Kindai University is located in east of Osaka.
I like to our members to experience and practice among the best young practitioners of Japan.
Best regards,
Hanshi M Miki