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Great Shihan G.A.T Livera, 7th Dan Black belt, was born in Negambo on 14th February in 1938. He started All Ceylon Karate Federation in 1967 and he was known as the Father of Karate in Sri Lanka.
2001 We have Changed All Ceylon Karate Federation Name to G. A. T. Livera Karate Foundation and got Sri Lanka Karate Do control panel Membership and continue all Championship meet as we have done in past. We are conducting Classes in 18 districts by Instructors in our Foundation.
All operations are directing by Mrs.Hemanthi Madugalla and the Senior Instructors panel (Head of Instructor, Technical Instructor, Secretary, Treasure,r and Committee Members)
After affiliation with Japan GimaHa International Shotokan Ryu, we are now Japan Gima Ha Shotokan Ryu Karate Do Association of Srilanka
Gima-ha Shotokan-ryu is established by Gima Makoto( 儀間 真謹)(also known as Gima Shinkin) in the year 1956 in Japan. Gima-ha Shotokan-ryu have now established worldwide with talented and experienced instructors those who competed and won at the provincial and national level; the World Karate Championships and Pan-American games with large number of students.
Since Gima Makoto was assistant Instructor for Gichin Funakoshy and played the major role in helping Gichin Funakoshy for formation of shtokan karate and spreading throughout Japan and worldwide, he is followed and teaches the original traditional shotokan karate.
After death of Hansi Gima Makoto in 1989, one among his eminent senior instructors shihan Mitsunori Kobayashi is followed Hansi Gima Makoto,and led “Gima-ha Shotokan-Ryu Karate-Do Kobukai”
Mitsunori Kobayashi ( 9th dan black belt) attended Meiji University and graduated with a master’s degree from Otani University. Shihan Kobayashi is an alderman in the Japanese city of Ojiya and is Buddhist priest of Jyosho-Ji.