3rd KOI Asian Regional Championships


The 3rd edition of the Kobe Osaka International Asian Regional Championships will once again be held in Kuala Lumour. This event will beheld at the Cheras Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur from the 3rd to the 6th of december 2009. Those interested in participating can download the forms below.

[ Registration Forms ]      [ Championship Rules & Regulations ]

[ Malaysian Karate Federation Website ]

[ Kobe Osaka International Website ]



The 18th KOI World Cup and Training Camp

KOI 18 web logo 2009

The City of Kuching has been chosen as the venue for the 2009 KOI World Cup, the most exciting and enjoyable event in world karate.

Organised by KOBE OSAKA INTERNATIONAL (KOI) from the 19th to the 26th of July, 2009, this year’s event is hosted by the Asahi Karate Club, Kuching. Amongst the programmes lined up for the event are :

1) Instructor Course: Tommy Morris & KOI Senior Instructors

2) Sport Kumite Training: Richard Callaghan, Marco Mazzanti, Sergey Ivanov, Rafael Ackchourine

3) Shotokan: Jaap Smaal and Loh Beng Hooi

4) Shito-ryu: Patrick Lim

5) Referee Course

6) International Dan & Kyu Grading

7) KOI Congress

8) and the highlight KOI WORLD CUP.

The Academy is sending 1 representative, Azlimmi Sensei, to attend the Referee Course & Training Camp.



KOI Website

Asahi Logo Small


Memorial Gassuku 2009

On the 6th of June 2009, the Academy organized what is hoped to be the first of many, Funakoshi Gichin O’Sensei Memorial Gassuku. The gassuku was hosted by the Academy’s new dojo SHOTO CENTRE JOHOR, it’s main dojo in the state of Johor.

Azlimmi Sensei invited long time friend and sempai, Ridzuan Md. Zain Sensei, 5th Dan of the Shotoshinkai, to lead the gassuku. Both both of them were former members of Kanazawa Sensei’s SKIF Malaysia affiliate, Kanazawa-Ryu Shotokan Karate Association (Kuala Lumpur).

The day long gassuku was divided into three sessions, each lasting a little over 1.5 hour. The first session focused on kihon, with Ridzuan sensei fine tuning the participants’ techniques. The second session saw Ridzuan sensei taking the participants through the steps Heian Nidan kata and was completed in the third session when he explained the bunkai to the kata.

Although the gassuku was easygoing without anybody experiencing any bruises, it was an important milestone for the Academy’s. It is hoped that the gassuku will be made into an annual event.

On the previous night, a grading session was also conducted attended by the Academy’s students from Melaka and Johor.

Funakoshi Gichin O’Sensei 52nd Anniverssary Memorial Gassuku

Malaysian Martial Arts Community


Last Wednesday (6th of May, 2009) the pro-tem committee members (representing arts such as taekwondo, karate, silat, armed forces unarmed combat, etc) of the Malaysian Martial Arts Community (MCM) decended on the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Youth Registrar’s Office) to discuss on the next step in incorporating MCM as a body for Martial Arts.

Interested parties can contact MCM Pro-Tem President, Mr. Su Eng Kooi for further information or visit the website www.martialarts.com.my