Karate Manitoba was founded in 1969 as The Manitoba Karate Association (MKA) by Mr. Richard (Tug) Wilson and registered in March, 1974. Karate Manitoba has been recognized by Sport Manitoba for almost 30 years as the Sports Governing Body for Karate in the province.
Shotokan, Shito, Wado, Goju, Kyokushin-Kai, and Chito make up the major different karate systems in the world. All of these systems are recognized by Karate Manitoba and have been members of this association since its inception 30 years ago.
The Karate Manitoba has grown from a membership of 3-4 clubs to clubs in all of the seven Regional Sport Zones in Manitoba.