Dr. Ilija Jorga

The Traditional Fudokan Karate was founded in 1980 by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga together with several similarly-minded people, forming the International Fudokan Karate do Renmei. Since 2012, the organization is known as the World Fudokan Federation. The three ideograms in Fudokan stand for stability, hardness, thoroughness, house and home. Fudokan is a house with solid foundations.

The Fudokan emblem – carrying the traditional symbols of an Eagle, the Sun, a Tiger, and an Ocean Wave – resembles a coat of arms, bound to the tradition of sport karate. Fudokan is connected to tradition and self defense. A correct execution of basic techniques in Fudokan requires mental and physical harmony, a unity of physical and mental aspects in the interpretation of each single technique. The mind must be completely calm and open, in the sense of initial, primal wariness. This principle is embedded even in the name of Fudokan: a house of calm wisdom. The calm mind directs every part of the body at every moment.

Fudokan karate encompasses personal, moral and ethical guidelines identical to those described by Gichin Funakoshi – the moral code of traditional karate. It is in Fudokan where the space for applying and realizing this code remains open. Our adherence to the moral principles and technical values in their traditional form tells us how strong the martial art spirit of Fudokan will be.

Beginning of karate training

First teachers: M. Kilian (judo) and V. Yorga (karate)
First Japanese karate teacher – sensei: Tetsuji Morakami
University champion of Serbia
Rank of SHO DAN received from T. Murakami in Zagreb, Croatia
First champion of Yugoslavia in Kumite (free fight) – open category, Zagreb, Croatia Rank of Nl DAN received from Japanese sensei Taiji Kase, St. Rafael, France Author of first published karate book in Yugoslavia: “Karate – introduction in martial art
European karate championship – Hamburg, 3rd place
Elected member of Technical committee of European karate union
Kumite champion of Yugoslavia – open category
Kumite champion of Yugoslavia – half-middle weight category
European championship – JKA, Brussels, 3,d place
First elected Technical director of European karate union
World karate championship – WUKO, Tokyo, ranked from 5th to 8th place
Kumite champion of Yugoslavia – open category
Kumite European champion – European championship (JKA, AEKF), Chrystal palace, London
Kumite champion of Yugoslavia – open category
Rank of SAN DAN received from T. Kase, Paris, France
European JKA Championship – 3rd place, Milano, Italy
World karate championship – WUKO, Paris, ranked from 5th to 8th place
WUKO Congress – elected for Vice – president, Paris, France Gichin Funakoshi memorial tournament, Tokyo, Japan, 2nd place Kumite champion of Yugoslavia – open category
Kata Champion of Yugoslavia
Rank of YON DAN received from T. Kase, Belgrade, YU Elected as a Technical director of EAKF
European Kata Champion (EAKF – Milano) Mediterranean championship, 3rd place – kata, Milano – Italy
World karate Championship, IAKF, Tokyo – Japan, 4th place – kata
European kata Champion (EAKF – Belgrade) Mediterranean kata Champion, EAKF – Cairo
Rank GO DAN received from T. Kase, Belgrade – YU
World karate championship, IAKF, 3rd place, Bremen – AUS Official Foundation and promotion of Fudokan Karate style, November 15th, Zurich Formation of International Fudokan Karate Renmei – Belgrade (IFKR)
European karate championship, 3rd place, Bremen – AUS
Rank of ROKU DAN received from T. Kase, Paris – FR
Rank of SHICHI DAN received from H.Nishiyama, Los Angeles – USA
Elected as executive director of IFKR
Promotion of Fudokan style in Austria, Poland, Russia, Belarus
Promotion of Fudokan style in Lithuania, Slovenia, Great Britain, Greece, Moldova, Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Croatia
Promotion of Fudokan style in USA and Canada
Elected as a technical director of German traditional karate federation
Elected as a President of Traditional Fudokan Karate federation of Germany
Formation of Royal European Karate Academy – St. Prohor Pchinjski under patronage of H.R.M. Princess Jelisaveta Karadjordjevic
Promotion of Fudokan style in Denmark, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kirgizia
Elected as a president of technical committee of Mediterranean traditional karate federation, Davos – SUI
Elected as a President of technical committee of Balkan traditional karate federation (Bucharest – Romania)

Promotion of Fudokan style in Australia, Norway, Mongolia and Indonesia
Rank of HACHI DAN received from H. Nishiyama,M
San Diego – USA
Rank of KU DAN awarded by WTFSKF, Zurich – SUI
(Verona – Italy)
Organizing of First World Fudokan Karate Do Championship,
Sabbia Doro – Italy
Organizing of Second World Fudokan Karate Do Championship, Lodz – Poland
Rank of SOKE DAN awarded by All Japan Ju-Jitsu International Federation, November 25 – Poland
Rank of JUDAN Kaiden Hanshi (10 DAN) awarded by International Budo Masters Association, June 17th, USA
Rank of 10 DAN awarded by Federal Alliance Bujitsu of Russia, July 4th, Russia
Foundation Word Fudokan Federation (WFF) – Cacak, Serbia