In 1991 in line with the principle of SHU-HA-RI, San Pillay then a 4th Dan, decided with senior members of his club in Lenasia South to move from their current Organisation. After some investigating the senior members, Sensei Jay Moodley, Sensei Morgan Naiker and Vasu Naiker decided to join the newly formed World Karate-do Shotokan Academy headed by Sensei Taiji Kase the former chief instructor of JKA European Federation.
San Pillay's acceptance to the Academy was subject to him attending the Academy Training Course in Italy. Both Sensei San and Vasu Naiker attended the course upon which his membership was ratified. In June 1991 on returning to South Africa Sensei San formed the WKSA (SA). In September 1991 the Academy held its first National Championship with a membership of 5 instructors and their students. The first championship was held at the Old Mutual Hall, Wits University.
In October 1991 Sensei San attended the next WKSA course under Sensei Kase in Italy, here he met members whom he had befriended on his first visit and invited Sensei Mirce Opelosk to come to South Africa. In March 1992 Sensei Mirce visited South Africa for the first time. After 10 days of training Sensei Mirce graded 6 students to 1st Dan. From 1992 Sensei Mirce has visited South Africa every year and Sensei San has travelled to various parts of Europe to train with Sensei Kase.
After the passing away of O'Sensei Kase in November 2004 Sensei San remained a member of the SRKHIA and in July 2007 joined the International Shotokan Karate Federation under Sensei T. Okazaki after the ISKF resigned from the JKAWF. In joining the ISKF it has paved the way for our continued existence within the framework of practicing authentic Japanese Shotokan Karate-do. We have had the pleasure of having Sensei Hiro Okazaki (7th Dan), a Member of the Technical committeeof the ISKF, come and train our students in 2009 and 2010.
Over the years many members have traveled abroad to train with highly respected Japanese Karate Masters. In June 2008 Sensei San was awarded Nana dan (7th Dan) by the ISKF Technical Committee headed by Shihan T. Okazaki. Today the Academy has many affiliated instructors in all parts of South Africa with about 500 members. The academy has 4 other Rokudans (6th Dan) Sensei's Tommy Jebraj, Tiger Subramoney, Karien Jacobsz, Krish Reddy. We have branches in Botswana headed by Sensei Martin Chaupsa, in Mauritius headed by Sensei Rashid Aumurally and in Ethiopia headed by Sensie Fiseha Endris It is through sheer hard work and determination by Sensei San, the executive and Senior Instructors that the ISKF(SA) has grown to become a much respected Organisation.