Hirano Ha Karate Do Association

A Few Words About Us

Soke Kiyohisa Hirano

9th dan Karate
2nd dan Judo
Founder of the Japan International Karate-Ki Center

The Hirano-Ha Karate Do Association teaches authentic, traditional Shotokan Karate-Do.

The owner, and chief instructor, is Sensei David Pope, who was a direct student of Soke Kiyohisa Hirano, of the Japan International Karate-Ki Center, and is also the co-technical director of the TKF.

We proudly use the teaching philosophies and methods that were brought about by Soke Hirano’s knowledge and experience.

Our goals are to inspire our students to better themselves through the training. This way, we do not seek to conquer others, but to conquer the weaknesses within one’s self.