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)