International Federation of Funakoshi Shotokan Karate South Africa
(IFFSKSA) was established in 1984.
Founder, President and Chief Instructor Shihan Eric Govender 7th Dan,
has led the organization from inception.
Eric Govender's aim was to build an organization that stands for
excellence without exclusion, that produces karateka's and instructors
who are both knowledgeable in both KATA and KUMITE and be capable of
expressing their own ideas.
IFFSKSA is a non profit organization, with the aim of developing a high
standard that provides means of keeping fit both mentally and physically
as well as building self confidence and learning self defence.
Headquarters or the organization is based in Durban, KwaZulu Natal,
exists in the following regions: KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng, Northern Cape,
Western Cape, North West Province, Free State, Upington, Mapumalanga.
Branches in India and Sri Lanka
IFFSKSA currently enjoys a membership in excess of 2500 members in South
IFFSKSA has proudly produced Seniors, Juniors and Cadets Protea Colours
in National All Style Championships as KSA members.
organization has celebrated its 21st Anniversary in August 2005. The
World President and Chief Instructor of FSKA Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi,
graced the function with the Minister of Sport and Recreation of
KwaZulu Natal, Mr. Amichand Rajbansi and Deputy Mayor Councilor Logie