To all JKR International members,
As you are no doubt aware, the world is experiencing a pandemic. Times are challenging, and humanity is beset by an invisible enemy.
Despite current circumstances, I hope that you continue to take pride in yourself as karateka. Be sure to maintain good practice habits - even if they are limited - seek to improve your character, respect others, and keep yourself healthy and safe.
Soke Konishi and her family are all well, as am I.
I know that you will find the strength in your hearts to overcome the challenges we currently face, and to do what you can to help make things right.
Kaicho Kiyoshi Yamazaki
Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai