Welcome to the International Karate League Website

Karate is the training of self-control, humbleness, and discipline.

– Walter K. Nishioka, Shihan


We are the International Karate League. Founded in 1958 by Walter K. Nishioka (Shihan), we are a traditional style of modified Shorin-ryu karate. The IKL is based in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is organized into six different regions that span through Hawaii, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, and North Carolina.

IKL is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we study karate with the desire to pass on what we have learned to others so that we may all become better people in all that we do. We strive to teach our students to be humble, respectful members of the community. We are always learning and improving ourselves through self-discipline. We are all students of Karate-do.

IKL Region One is honored to host the upcoming 2017 IKL Championship Tournament. To be held on Saturday, July 8th, 2017.

News from tournament Director Sensei Robert Matsushita.

I am happy to announce that the location for the tournament has been secured! We will be at the Kilauea Regional Park Gym located behind beautiful Diamond Head in Kahala.

All forms are now posted and ready for download here.