IKD Lifetime of Excellence

IKD Highest Distinguished Award. Lifetime of Excellence (IKD LE)

Awarded for more than 40 years administration and technical service in traditional karate as a proponent and technical expert par excellence. Further, for dedication, commitment, loyalty, budo spirit and excellence of character. Moreover, at the discretion of the Shihan-kai Senate may be awarded to Prime Ministers, Presidents, or other world leaders, and others in the highest office for their support and promotion of IKD Karate.


  • Shuseki Shihan or Fuku-Shuseki Shihan or Shihan-kai Senate Member
  • Eighth Dan and Higher, Instructor A, Examiner A, Judge A
  • IKD Patron, President or Vice-President
  • *Country or World Leaders or Officials in highest office

Nominator: Shall be any of the above, or country/regional director, or chief instructor.

Award: Special Medal and Award Certificate

Ceremony: World Camp or World Cup (*Shuseki Shihan in person)


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