Objetivo: SKIF ha celebrado clínicas técnicas y árbitro dos veces al año (primavera y
otoño) para los miembros de la federación de Japón. A partir de 2014, la clínica de la primavera
se convertirá en un seminario internacional (que se celebrará regularmente todos los años) con el
objetivo de mejorar y unificar las técnicas de miembros en Japón y en el extranjero
mientras que también proporciona la oportunidad para que los miembros interactúan y construyen
September 1, 2013
1st SKIF International Seminar
Objective: SKIF has held technical and referee clinics twice a year (every spring and
autumn) for federation members in Japan. Beginning in 2014, the spring clinic
will become an international seminar (to be held regularly every year) with the
aim of improving and unifying the techniques of members in Japan and overseas
while also providing the opportunity for members to interact and build
Shotokan Karate-do International Federation — 1st International Seminar
Shotokan Karate-do International Federation
Ota City, Tokyo / Ota City Board of Education / Ota City Karate Federation
Friday, April 4–Sunday, April 6, 2014
Omori Sports Center, Ota City
2-2-5 Omori-honcho, Ota City, Tokyo
An approximately 6-minute walk from Heiwajima Station, located on the Keihin Kyuko
Main Line (Keikyu Honsen)
Master Hirokazu Kanazawa (Soke), SKIF Headquarters instructors, Referee Director
a. Technical clinic (4 individual classes)
b. Referee clinic (2 individual classes)
c. Dan promotion test
8. Participation qualifications:
Black-belt members of the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation
Headquarters and affiliated branch organizations. (For karate practitioners that do not
meet these requirements but would like to participate, approval must be obtained in
advance from SKIF Headquarters.)
Friday, April 4, 2014 (Day 1)
12:00–14:30 Technical clinic class
15:00–16:30 Referee clinic class
Saturday, April 5, 2014 (Day 2)
09:30–10:15 Joint training session with Ota City residents
10:30–12:30 Technical clinic class
13:00–15:00 Technical clinic class
15:30–17:00 Referee clinic class
19:00– Celebration Party
Sunday, April 6, 2014 (Day 3)
10:00–12:30 Technical clinic class
13:30–16:00 Dan promotion test
10. Participation fees:
JPY 2,000 per class for each technical clinic and referee clinic class offered.
Special JPY 10,000 fee (discount of JPY 2,000) for those participating in all six clinic
The joint training session on the morning of the second day is free of charge.
Note: The above fees apply to all participating members.
11. Application deadline:
Friday, February 28 (Initial deadline)
Note: Early applications would be appreciated to help the organizers get an idea of
the number of participants, which will enable them to make necessary preparations.
The organizers, however, do understand that some members, due to various
circumstances, may not be able to confirm their availability until after the initial
deadline. In such cases, the organizers would appreciate members submitting their
applications as early as possible.
Although this seminar is being organized by SKIF, support, including securing the
seminar venue and other cooperation, is being provided by Ota City in Tokyo, in
which SKIF Headquarters is located, and by the Ota City Board of Education and Ota
City Karate Federation. Therefore, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the second day of the
seminar (Saturday, April 5, 2014), a joint training session (no fee required) will be
held with karate practitioners residing in Ota City. All members taking part in the
seminar are encouraged to participate in this joint training session.
1. This 1st International Seminar marks the start of what is planned to be a regular SKIF
event held every year at the same time of the year and at the same location.
2. On the evening of Saturday, April 5 (the second day of the seminar), beginning at
7:00 p.m., a party will be held at the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa (a 5-minute walk
from Shinagawa Station) to celebrate the ascension of Master Hirokazu Kanazawa
to the position of Soke, Sensei Nobuaki Kanazawa to Kancho, and Sensei Manabu
Murakami to Chief Instructor. (Additional details will be provided at a later date.)
3. SKIF Headquarters will not be arranging lodging for this seminar. As such, participants
are requested to take care of all necessary lodging arrangements on their own.
The venue where the clinics will be held is located in walking distance (approx. 6
minutes) from Heiwajima Station on the Keihin Kyuko Main Line (Keikyu Honsen).
Accordingly, participants may want to consider lodging near Shinagawa* Station or in the
vicinity of Kamata Station (both of which offer easy access to the seminar venue), or
somewhere in between these two locations.
* Shinagawa is the largest district in the southwestern region of Tokyo and offers a large
selection of city and business hotels.
Distances between various train stations
• Heiwajima Station —— Shinagawa Station: approx. 10 minutes by train
• Heiwajima Station —— Keihin Kamata Station: approx. 5 minutes by train
Note: Although JR Shinagawa Station is located directly beside Keihin Shinagawa
Station, JR Kamata Station is about a 10-minute walk from Keihin Kamata Station.
SKIF Headquarters is located at Kugahara Station (about a 1-minute walk from the
station) on the Tokyu Ikegami Line, which is approximately 7 minutes by train from
Other distances for reference:
• Shinjuku Station —— Shinagawa Station: approx. 20 minutes by train
• Shinagawa Station —— Kamata Station: approx. 10 minutes by train
• Haneda Airport International Terminal —— Shinagawa Station: approx. 15 minutes by
• Haneda Airport International Terminal —— Kamata Station: approx. 30 minutes by bus
• Narita International Airport —— Shinagawa Station: approx. 70 minutes by Narita
Express (express train service)
Special hotel booking rate offer
The Hotel Sunroute Shinagawa Seaside (a 1-minute walk from Shinagawa Seaside
Station on the Rinkai Line / a 7-minute walk from Aomono-yokocho Station on the Keihin
Kyuko Main Line [Keikyu Honsen]) will be offering special booking rates in connection
with this seminar. These special rates are made possible by the hotel’s general manager,
who is a member of SKIF.
Example room rates:
• Single room (One-person occupancy only):
Bed only, no meals: JPY 8,500 per night (not including tax)
Bed + breakfast: JPY 9,700 per night (not including tax)
• Twin room (Two-person maximum occupancy):
Bed only, no meals: JPY 14,000 per night (not including tax)
Bed + breakfast: JPY 16,400 per night (not including tax)
Special rate offer period: Sunday, March 30–Thursday, April 10, 2014
If you would like to use this special rate to make a reservation, please write to the e-mail
address listed below. When placing your reservation, please clearly state in your e-mail
message that you are an SKIF member.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important note: Please be aware that just sending an e-mail to the above address does
not complete the hotel reservation process. You will need to receive an e-mail response
from the hotel confirming your reservation. Also, please note that this special rate will not
be offered on the hotel’s website. Since room availability is limited, interested members
are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible.
4. Early April is one of the most attractive times of the year to visit the Tokyo area because
the cherry blossoms are usually in bloom (although the actual timing depends on
weather conditions). In addition to karate training and making friends with other
members, participants are encouraged to enjoy experiencing the sights and sounds of