The All South Karate Federation (ASKF) is composed of Shotokan karate clubs in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. It is the oldest traditional karate organization in the southern United States.
The Chief Instructor of ASKF is Sensei Takayuki Mikami, 8th dan black belt (JKA hachi dan), who founded the federation in 1965. Mr. Mikami, a native of Japan, was the first certified instructor sent overseas by the Japan Karate Association (JKA). He was the All-Japan Kumite (free fighting) champion twice and three time All-Japan Kata (forms) champion.
In addition to overseeing ASKF, Mikami Sensei is the Chief Instructor of his own dojo, the Louisiana Karate Association, in Metairie, Louisiana, where the headquarters of the ASKF are located.
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