Minoru Saeki is the founder of Ottawa JKA and the Canada JKA Karate Federation. He is licensed by the JKA headquarters to conduct examinations up to 3rd Dan and is an A-level judge and examiner. Saeki Sensei has been dedicated to the development of traditional Karate in Canada for more than fifty years, his technical knowledge and the quality of instruction gained him the most respected reputation across North America.


Saeki Sensei is currently a Technical advisor at Ottawa JKA, conducting instructors’ seminars and examinations, traveling frequently to teach around the country.

For more information on Sensei Saeki and his teaching philosophy, please see his biography page.

7th Dan

Seiji Saeki is training and competing as a member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA). He’s spent over four years in Japan under the mentorship of Keisuke Nemoto at the Chiba Institute of Technology. After winning the Kanto Region Championship in 2014, he later joined the Instructor’s Training at the JKA Headquarters (HQ) and graduated as a Foreign Trainee after two years of training. During his time in Japan he qualified for the JKA All Japan Championships four times from 2014-2017 and has judged at university level competitions.


Seiji is currently the Head Instructor of the Ottawa JKA, teaching the Adult and Youth programs.  

Major Tournament Wins

2014 JKA Kanto Region Championship, 1st Place Kumite
2016 JKA Canada National Championship, 1st Place Kumite
2017 JKA World Championship, 3rd Place Team Kata

3rd Dan