It began back in the year of 1977, Mr. E. Tando, the President of Indonesian Karate-Do met Kanazawa Soke who was a Referee at The WUKO Karate World Championship, in Tokyo, Japan. Kanazawa Soke discussed his idea of separating from JKA to establish his own organization. Mr. E.Tando supported his idea.
SKI was finally established in 1978, Mr. E. Tando and Kanazawa Soke maintained close contact. Indonesia officially
joined SKI in 1980, adding 500,000 Indonesian members to SKI. Indonesia was one of the pioneering countries that
supported the SKI establishment, together with Hong Kong, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Kanazawa Soke first visited Indonesia to train and Dan Examination thousands of the Indonesian karatekas in 1980.
In 1982, SKI Indonesia sent their first official team to train and to take Dan Gradings at Yotsuya Dojo, Tokyo.
SKI then had Kubota Sensei, Katsuya Sensei, Ichihara Sensei as instructors for the Indonesian delegation. Indonesia still send their best karatekas on regular basis to SKI.
In 1983, Indonesia supported SKI by participating in the first SKI World Championship in Tokyo, Japan.