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JKA Bahrain Instructors

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.   




Name:            Ehab Eshehawi, JKA 5th DAN

Position:         JKA Bahrain Chairman, and Chief Instructor appointed by JKA Japan Head Quarters in 2006

Qualifications: JKA Certified Instructor, Examiner, and Judge

                      JKA Recognized Black Belt Examiner (Special DAN Rights Holder)

Experience:    Over 25 Years

JKA Bahrain was established in the fall of 2006 by Ehab Sensei, the Chief Instructor for the past few years.  JKA Bahrain offers quality instructions for people of all ages with training specifically geared to each individual's potentional.  True karate-do is the trademark of our JKA organization.  Ehab Sensei has developed one of the most respected reputations across Bahrain and the Gulf as a tradional JKA karate instructor.  He embodies the philosophy and spirit of shotokan karate and stricktly maintains the quality of karate as taught in Japan.


Name:            Walid Omeish

Position:         Senior Instructor

Qualifications: JKA Certified Instructor & Judge

Division:          Technical Committee

Experience:    Over 18 years with Japan Karate Association.  Sensei Walid began his Karate career with JKA America where he trained for more than 10 years.  He holds a certified instructor and judge license from Japan. 


Name:            Rajab Al-Blushi

Position:         Instructor

Divison:          Technical Committee

Experience:    15 years of experience.  Rajab Sensei has been practicing and teaching karate in Bahrain for the past few years.  He has shifted to JKA Bahrain in 2009 and is a qualified instructor under JKA Bahrain since then.  


Name:            Edgar Kapawen

Position:            Senior Instructor 

Qualifications: JKA Certified Instructor

Division:          Technical Committee

Experience:     Kapawen Sensei has been with JKA since 1978.  He has obtained gold and silver metals over the years in JKA national and international tournaments.  He is the direct student of some of the greatest japanese instructors like Sasaki Kunio Sensei and Masanori Takahashi Sensei.  He is a full-time dedicated professional JKA instructor with wealth of knowledge in Kata and Kumite training. 


Name:            Karen Coureau

Position:        Assitant Instructor

Divison:         Tournament Committee

Experience:   10 years of experience.  Karen Sensei has been training under JKA for the past few years.  She is has trained in France for years and is a trained JKA Judge/Refree.

Previous Instructors At JKA Bahrain

Name                  Position               

Clive Richards     Instructor, 2008-2011

Daniel Matos       Assistant Instructor, 2009-2011

Karim Hindili        Assistant Instructor, 2009-2011

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.


Tournament Committee - JKA Bahrain

JKA Bahrain Active Committees

1) Technical Committee

2) Tournament Committee

3) Organizing Committee


Technical Committee - JKA Bahrain