One of the key strengths of the JKA is its method of teaching. All our instructors are JKA certified from Japan. Each instructor undergoes rigorous evaluation and testing before being granted his or her instructor qualifications. This unique specialist instruction system, established decades ago, is still the only one of its kind, and produces some of the best athletes and teachers in the world of karate. All JKA instructors—whether in Japan or heading up Regional or National branches around the world—pass on the fundamentals and techniques they have mastered, ensuring that karate’s highest tradition lives on in each dojo.
In addition to being certified as a JKA Instructor, JKA Bahrain Instructors are certified JKA examiners, and judges. JKA Bahrain instructors must also attend and pass re-certification programs on regular basis as per JKA Japan.
All JKA Bahrain instructors are volunteers who wish to train and maintain their JKA credentials and membership.
What makes JKA an Elite Organization?
JKA Instructors Are Certified Professionals All of the JKA's instructors are certified professionals trained for an extensive period specifically to be instructors. They are not just karate teachers, nor are they arbitrary in their teaching. Their dedication to teaching the way helps ensure that the true essence of karate is passed on to each student. And this devotion shows in each student's technique.
JKA Maintains a Specialist Instructor Training Program Unlike any other karate group, the JKA offers a specialist instructor training program for students who show exceptional capability and prowess in karate. Students take a rigorous entrance exam and tests, followed by two years of intense study and practice at the Tokyo JKA HQ Dojo. They are required to write and submit monthly research papers on specific themes given by their instructors, thereby showing their ingenuity, willingness and devotion to karate. Those that successfully graduate from this program, and can meet the stiff requirements, are accepted as professional instructors. This very strict approach ensures that the scientific foundations and traditions of JKA karate are maintained.