An academy is, by definition, a "meeting of people, literary people, scholars or artists" with something in common. The International Karate-do Academy brings together karate-do practitioners who aspire to a common and authentic vision of this martial art.
In order to preserve and promote karate-do as it was transmitted to us by Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, then by his son Yoshitaka, finally and closer to us by Sensei Taiji Kase, the International Karate-do Academy was created around a practitioner of great value: Sensei Jean-Pierre Lavorato 9th dan.
Alongside Sensei Kase since his arrival in France in 1967, Jean-Pierre Lavorato has been successful in numerous national and international competitions (European champion, French champion Kumite and Kata). But he quickly realised that karate-do was not just about scoring points or simply about punching or kicking.
40 years with Sensei Kase taught him that karate-do was far from being a superficial practice.