Madhya Pradesh Karate-Do Association was found in the year 1979 with only three members, Lt. Sensai Deepak C. Thakur, A Syed Khan and Gurjeet Singh Gurcha and in October 1979 the first Madhya Pradesh State championship was conducted in Raipur. In the Same Month MPKA got affiliation from All India Karate-Do Federation and first time MPKA has participated in the 3rd AIKF National Karate-Do Championship in October 1980. 2 Members of MPKA, Deepak and Gurjeet have been selected to represent in the world Karate Championship held at Spain, Madrid in November 1990.
Gradually Karate has been spread in all the district of Madhya Pradesh as per the figures collected by MPKA in 1994. 60,000 students were learning karate under the banner of MPKA.