Lithuanian Traditional Karate Association
In 2002. January 28. was of Lithuanian Traditional Karate Association Constituent Assembly. It was attended by Giedrius Dranevičius, Marius Kliauza, Rytis Bublevičius, Jurate Dranevičienė and Norbert Motiejunas. At the meeting it was decided to establish a Lithuanian Traditional Karate Association confirm LTKA statutes. LTKA elected president Giedrius Dranevičius. Presidium members elected Norbert Motiejunas, Marius Kliauza, Rytis Bublevičius, Secretary General - Jurate Dranevičienė. In 2002. 6 May. LTKA officially registered in the Republic of Lithuania, the Ministry of Justice. In 2002. October LTKA adopted by the International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF) and European Traditional Karate Federation (ETKF) and recognized as the only official, legitimate representative of traditional karate in Lithuania. LTKA changed by the time of traditional Karate Lithuania representing the Lithuanian Traditional Karate-do Federation.
Internatiol Traditional Karate Federation
In the late 1950s, worldwide interest in Karate prompted many countries to invite instructors from Japan. Since there were a limited number of available Japanese instructors, many areas of the world developed their own forms of "new" karate.
In the public mind, original karate as practiced in Japan became known as Traditional Karate while the variations later developed in different parts of the world became known as new karate.
Traditional Karate, as an art of self-defense, evolved in Japan over many years. Its technical base is founded on the Okinawan principle of "Tode", which itself is based an "Chonfa", the fighting art of China, a weaponless form of self-defense. Its philosophical base is Japanese "Budo" which is common to many Japanese martial arts. The combination of Okinawan fighting forms and Japanese Budo philosophy eventually became Traditional Karate. Central to the technical structure of Traditional Karate is the concept of "Todome-waza" or finishing blow whereby a single technique totally disables an opponent. This high technical proficiency makes Traditional Karate a form of high art.
Since Traditional Karate training involves the dynamic use af the total body, the physical benefits are of the highest quality. While Traditional Karate strives to develop the whole person, it also benefits the mental and emotional states, providing for overall equilibrium and stability of emotions. The ultimate goal of training in Traditional Karate is not merely the perfection of fighting skills, but rather the total development of the human character where fighting is no longer necessary.