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International Chito-Ryu Karate-do Federation of Australia Inc

The International Chito-Ryu Karate-do Federation of Australia Inc (ICKFA) is a non-profit organisation that promotes and supports the growth and development of Chito-Ryu Karate-do in Australia. The ICKFA follow the teachings of Chito-Ryu's Soke Sensei and support the Sohonbu (International Headquarters).

Simplified Organisational Diagram of the ICKFA

Technical Functions   Administrative Functions
Soke Sensei
Sohonbu   ICKF Committee
Honbucho &
Sohonbu Representatives
  ICKF of Australia
Management Committee
Regional Head Instructors   Local Committee
Dojo Instructors
General Members

Current ICKFA Management Committee (2007-08)

  • Honbucho - Mike Noonan Shihan [Sydney]
  • ICKFA President & Sohonbu Representative - Martin Phillips Sensei [Sunshine Coast]
  • Sohonbu Representative - Mark Snow Sensei [Blue Mountains]
  • Secretary - Shane Ker Sensei [Sydney]
  • Treasurer - Sheryl Higgins [Gold Coast]

Functions of the ICKFA & Current Projects

Although Chito-Ryu has a long history in Australia, the ICKFA is a relatively young organisation, being established in late 2005. As a result some of the things in the following list have not yet been fully implemented.

  • Source and provide insurance coverage for: ICKFA events, member dojos, instructors and students
  • Maintain and manage a member database
  • Implement ICKF policies and frameworks
  • Create and implement policies for risk management, OH&S, child protection, codes of conduct, etc
  • Co-ordinate with the Sohonbu to arrange an annual guest instructor (Soke Sensei or Tanaka Sensei)
  • Organise an annual national training camp for members
  • Work with local associations to provide a national tournament each year plus regional tournaments
  • Co-ordinate with Honbucho to visit all dojos annually
  • Make available additional learning resources such as DVDs, manuals, website resources
  • Communicate with members via national newsletter and website
  • Provide marketing and administrative support to dojos
  • Provide access to learning opportunities for instructors and senior students - NCAS coaching accreditation through the AKF, dojo management workshops, etc
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