Stanko Kumer - career

Career of Stanko Kumer

1952-12-16

born in Ravne (Slovenia)

1967

he starts his karate career in Regensburg

1979

Stanko worked in Algeria. There he changed to the Goju-Ryu Karate of the JKF Goju-Kai / Kenbukan Federation from Japan. His teacher was Tetsuo Tabata from Wakayama / Japan who taught Karate in Algeria.

1981

1th Dan test in Japan, Stankos examiner was his grandmaster Schozo Ujita

1981

permission of Mr. Shozo Ujita for Stanko to foundig the 35th Kenbukan Dojo in Germany, and he is also the official representative for the JKF Goju-Kai and Kenbukan in Germany

1983

founding the 35th Kenbukan Dojo in Neutraubling (Bavaria - Germany)

1987

2th and 3th Dan test in JKF Goju-Kai/Kenbukan in Japan

1988

organizes the first Goju-Ryu Seminar of the JKF Goju-Kai in Germany with the

Trainers Mr. TetsuoTabata, Mr. Hirano, Mr. Funasako and Mr. Fritz

Nöpel

then came the break with the German Goju-Ryu because Fritz Nöpel didn´t accepted that Stanko Kumer had organized a JKF Goju-Kai course.

1990

4th Dan test in Japan

1990

start founding of many karate clubs in the new German states

1991

Stanko Kumer organized the first official JKF Goju-Kai seminar in Chemnitz with Mr. Akira Shiomi. Every further year a great international course in Germany (Mr. Sekimoto, M. Uchiage, etc.)

1991

foundation of the Saxon Karate Federation (SKB)

Stanko became vice president and successful country coach

1994

foundation of the German JKF Goju-Kai federation with Stanko Kumer as president und chief instructor

1995

honored by the Bavarian karate association in silver

1995

first official japanese JKF Goju-Kai Dan test in Germany

1995

created first German JKF Goju-Kai federation magazine

1996

5th Dan test JKF Goju-Kai in Japan

1996

JKF Goju-Kai is listed in the lexicon by Werner Lind

1997

official certification of the GJKF by Japan

1997

organization of the first German JKF Goju-Kai championship

"best club was the hombudojo KKC Neutraubling"

1997

Stanko organized the first General German championship of the German Karate Federation in Saxony one of the new German states

1998

Co-founder of the JKF Goju-Kai Europe Federation an vice-president

2000

foundation of a new Kenbukan federation in Bangladesh

2005

6th Dan test JKF Goju-Kai in Japan

2010

7th Dan test JKF Goju-Kai in Japan

2010

honor by the German JKF Goju-Kai - Certificate of Honor in gold

2013 - 2014

Establishment of the oversea branches by Cheftrainer Stanko Kumer 7. Dan in

Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Iran