The July 2020 IKL Tournament has been postponed to the Summer of 2021 due to COVID-19

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.

Results of 15th Annual IKL Karate Championships

Results have been posted to the blog

IKL Summer Tournament 2020 – San Diego

Preliminary information has been released by hosting Sensei Marc Pease. View here.