The American Jiu-Jitsu Karate Association International, or the A.J.K.A.I., was founded in 1945 by Douglas L. Grose. It is one of the oldest martial arts associations in the United States. It has members worldwide and is affiliated with some of the top martial arts organizations in the world. The A.J.K.A.I. has members from a variety of martial arts but its main focus and styles are: Shinto Yoshin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, Shin-Mei Shorin and Shuri Ryu Karate Do. Membership is open to all martial artists and styles. The instructors and State Directors have unique and diverse backgrounds in the martial arts. They are some of the most experienced and advanced martial artists in the world.
The A.J.K.A.I. started as an association for all martial artists to form a common bond to learn and expand the concepts and principles involved in the martial arts and to bring together martial artists from all styles so they could see the differences and similarities of their styles.
A.J.K.A.I Board Of Directors
Master Douglas L. Grose (10th Dan) 1922 – 2006
Hanshi John Chatwood
Shihan Kevin Chatwood
Assistant to the Director:
Hanshi Vera Harrison
Chief Technical Advisor:
Soke Dai Matthew Molineux I.O.B.K
California: Shihan Terry Wilson
Illinois: Hanshi Vera Harrison
Nevada: Renshi Charles Carter
Oklahoma: Shihan James Gifford
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