The All JAPAN KARATE UNION (AJKU) is a full service organization dedicated to filling the needs of all martial artists. As the community of traditional martial artist continues to grow, the need for networking and global support of fellow karate-ka is important.
Founded in 1989 by martial arts Sensei Jiro Saito, the AJKU is your resource for traditional seminar information, training and correspondence opportunities to expand your training and knowledge. We offer recognition of rank and offer training and advancement opportunities by connecting high ranking instructors in traditional styles across the globe. We are not a rank warehouse, but do believe that interested martial artist should have the opportunity to obtain training and rank for their devotion and hard work.
The AJKU can assist members in hosting local seminars, sanctioning tournaments and providing advanced training in kata, kobudo and bunkai. Additionally, we offer certificates, rank certification, patches, world recognition and other supplies including manuals for instructors and individualsr.
We specialize in providing your resource for hard to find training resources, such as Tradition Kobudo Weapons, Books, Video Media.
The AJKU enables martial artists to have their ranks recognized and recorded worldwide.
The AJKU is comprised of martial artists from all ranks, styles, systems and associations.
It is required that members adhere to the basic martial arts philosophy of Honor, Dignity and Respect.