Affiliation Related Queries

I run a Dojo/ Fitness Studio / Martial Arts School. How can I join JKA Dojo In UAE ?

 If you are running a Dojo and teaching Karate, you are welcome to send your application for Branch Membership. However, we need to clarify a few points prior to deciding on your application such as; 1. Your present Style of Karate. 2. Your Rank details 3. Number of Dojo 4. Number of students 5. Number of Dan grades with you 6. Your reason to join JKA Dojo in UAE and so on.

I own 10 gyms. Can you give me a discounted deal for all my students to join JKA UAE?

We understand that running a dojo or fitness studio has some costs, and we appreciate your interest to join JKAWF INDIA. Please email us or call us with the details and an effective collaboration model which is beneficial to both parties can be worked out.

Can I promote my gym / school brand name on your Karate merchandise ?

The Do-Gi or Karate uniform should carry a JKA UAE patch (logo) on the left chest. You may have your dojo patch on the left arm of the Karate Uniform. You can promote your brand on other merchandise like caps, jackets, mugs, t-shirts etc. beside the official logo of the JKA UAE. 

What is the profit sharing model ?

Please reach out to JKA UAE HQ or the State / District / Branch dojo with your proposal and requests regarding this. 

I want to start a karate school on my terrace / basement / garage. Can your team partner with me ?

Yes. That is absolutely possible. Share with us the details of the space and we can discuss this matter for a successful launch of a new JKA UAE Dojo! 

What is the profit sharing model ?

Please reach out to JKA UAE HQ or the State / District / Branch dojo with your proposal and requests regarding this. 

I run an organization named “Unified Martial-art India”. Do I have to change the name if we join JKA UAE ?

The JKA expects you incorporate and highlight the name of JKA. Therefore, you may just rename your organization as “JKA UAE – Unified Martial-art India” or “JKA Unified Martial-art India” and operate as a JKA UAE affiliate. You must mention (A unit of JKA UAE) in every document.

Can I carry out Kyu and Dan Grading Examinations for the students of my organisation ?

In JKA the JKA Licenced Examiners are only authorised to carry out Kyu Examinations. One needs to have special permission from the JKA HQ to carry out JKA Dan tests. In the JKA UAE all Dan tests and other qualification examinations are carried out by the Japanese Examiners assigned by the JKA HQ, Tokyo until now. In recent time, the JKA UAE is holding both in person and online Kyu grading examinations by our own JKA certified examiners and online Dan tests by the JKA HQ examiners from Japan. Issuing own Kyu and Dan certificates by printing the same in India is strictly prohibited and if found violated will result termination of JKA membership permanently.

What’s the Affiliation Fee to get affiliated with the JKA UAE ?

The JKA UAE do not have any Affiliation Fee as on date.

Are there any other formalities, restrictions, fees involved that I might need to know ?

The JKA UAE expects all karate students and association instructors to hold “JKA Passport” that are issued from JKA HQ, Japan within the period of 6 months from the membership / affiliation; all Kyu grading candidates to have JKA Passport, all Kyu Certificates are to be issued by the  JKA Kyu Certificate and all Dan Diplomas are issued by the JKA HQ in Japan. All students and instructors are required to have JKA  “do-gi” chest patch to be worn at the left chest of “do-gi”. The detailed Fees Structure can be obtained from the JKA UAE HQ.

Currently our karate organization is affiliated with “International ABC Federation”. May I continue that while I get membership of the JKA UAE ?

The JKA strictly prohibits “dual membership affiliation”. To be a member or affiliate of the JKAWF INDIA your organization must be free from any attachment with any other martial arts organization. The JKA allows only to be affiliated with the local WKF national federation beside the JKA membership. Violation of this law will result permanent termination of membership from the JKA. 

JKA Related Queries

What is the advantage of getting a certificate from JKA ?

Certificates issued by JKA HQ, Tokyo or JKA UAE are recognised worldwide.

It is a prestigious Diploma in the world of Martial Arts, which can be compared to a degree in Science or Engineering from the MIT or IITs. 

How can I become a JKA Licensed Examiner ?

Even to become an Examiner you have to appear for an Exam ! No freeway there. 

You need to attain minimum 3rd Dan in JKA, acquire Instructor and Judge qualifications prior to appearing to be a Licensed Examiner. You need to study and have special guidance for the qualifications.

What are the qualifications I can get from the JKA ?

The JKA awards Dan diplomas, License for Instructor, Judge and Examiner. 

Is JKA certification recognized by the NKF and WKF ?

Yes. JKA certifications are recognised by both NKF and WKF.

Will JKA Dan help me get a job as a Karate Instructor ?

JKA will not help you get a job. However, qualifications from JKA will help you get an edge over other applicants who don't have a JKA qualification. 

What is the profit sharing model ?

Please reach out to JKA UAE HQ or the State / District / Branch dojo with your proposal and requests regarding this. 

I run an organization named “Unified Martial-art India”. Do I have to change the name if we join JKA UAE ?

The JKA expects you incorporate and highlight the name of JKA. Therefore, you may just rename your organization as “JKA UAE – Unified Martial-art India” or “JKA Unified Martial-art India” and operate as a JKA UAE affiliate. You must mention (A unit of JKA UAE) in every document.

Can I carry out Kyu and Dan Grading Examinations for the students of my organisation ?

In JKA the JKA Licenced Examiners are only authorised to carry out Kyu Examinations. One needs to have special permission from the JKA HQ to carry out JKA Dan tests. In the JKAWF INDIA all Dan tests and other qualification examinations are carried out by the Japanese Examiners assigned by the JKA HQ, Tokyo until now. In recent time, the JKAWF INDIA is holding both in person and online Kyu grading examinations by our own JKA certified examiners and online Dan tests by the JKA HQ examiners from Japan. Issuing own Kyu and Dan certificates by printing the same in India is strictly prohibited and if found violated will result termination of JKA membership permanently.

What’s the Affiliation Fee to get affiliated with the JKA UAE ?

The JKA UAE do not have any Affiliation Fee as on date.

Are there any other formalities, restrictions, fees involved that I might need to know ?

The JKAWF INDIA expects all karate students and association instructors to hold “JKA Passport” that are issued from JKA HQ, Japan within the period of 6 months from the membership / affiliation; all Kyu grading candidates to have JKA Passport, all Kyu Certificates are to be issued by the JKAWF INDIA HQ in Kolkata (JKAWF INDIA Kyu Certificate or JKA Certificate) and all Dan Diplomas are issued by the JKA HQ in Japan. All students and instructors are required to have JKA UAE “do-gi” chest patch to be worn at the left chest of “do-gi”. The detailed Fees Structure can be obtained from the JKA UAE HQ.

Currently our karate organization is affiliated with “International ABC Federation”. May I continue that while I get membership of the JKA UAE ?

The JKA strictly prohibits “dual membership affiliation”. To be a member or affiliate of the JKAWF INDIA your organization must be free from any attachment with any other martial arts organization. The JKA allows only to be affiliated with the local WKF national federation beside the JKA membership. Violation of this law will result permanent termination of membership from the JKA.