The pioneers and founders of this style started their exercises in Kanzen-ryu style which was the first and the only official style in Iran around late 1960s and early 1970s.
In the end of 80’s, a great change and revolution occurred in the management of Karate-Do in Iran.
After that in 1990 with the support of Iran Karate-Do Federation, some of the masters for standardizing and harmonizing the basics of shitoryu style went to Japan in order to train and learn karate under direct supervision of Sensei Manzo Iwata (Former president of World Shitoryu Karatedo Federation and former president of All Japan Karatedo Federation Shitokai) and after being delegated by Japan Shitoryu Karate-Do Federation, they returned to Iran in the late of 1990.
Iran Shitokai Karate-Do Association provided its activity officialy, and Akbar Ekrami took responsibility of this style on 1993.
Iran Shitokai Karatedo Association has the honour of membership in the national and international Associations such as Iran Karate-Do Federation, Japan Shitokai Association, World Shitoryu Karate-Do Federation and Asia-Pacific Shitoryu Karate-Do Federation.
This style by educating many exceptional talents, has produced many great champions who are well-known to everyone. Small part of our achievements in the Asian and World championships are as follows:
- 3rd rank of individual kata in the first world championships, Tokyo 1993.
- 2nd rank in the 7th Asian-Pacific championship, Kuala Lumpur 1994.
- 1st world rank in the team kumite and 2ed world rank in the team kata of 4th Shitoryu world championship, Moscow 2003.
- 1st rank in the World Cadet Championshios, individual kumite, Cyprus 2005.
- 1st rank of individual kumite of Asia Championship, Macau 2005.
- 1st rank in individual kumite of World Championship, Finland 2005.
- 1st rank of karate match of Asian Games, Doha 2006.
- 3rd rank in team kata of 5th World Shitoryu Karate Championship, Japan 2006.
God willing with trust in God and reliance on dear and strong youths of motherland, we will hope another champions victories of this association in the future.
Iran Shitokai Karatedo Association