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The Japan Karate-Do Organization has served the Tri-Cities since 1969. Shito-Ryu is one of the four major styles of Japanese Karate. Shito-Ryu is practiced by over 80,000 members in 40 countries the World over. Our school is a member of the Japan Karate Federation, the National governing body for Karate-Do in Japan under the direction of the Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs.

Chief Instructor, Kyoshi Howard T. Smith

USA/AAU National Gold Medalist 80+ Kilo – 1989
USA/AAU National Bronze Medalist 80+ Kilo – 1988
Coach – Junior Olympics – 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994
USA Team Trial – World Championship – Taiwan – 1982
7th degree Certification Shito-Ryu Karate from
    Hanshi Minobu Miki of JKO International
National AAU Referee Certification
Former Southeastern AAU District Karate Chair
Shihan (Master Instructor) Certification from
    Soke Kenzo Mabuni of Osaka, Japan

Shihan Howard Smith


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