The ZKA-Kobukan’s parent organisation is IOGKF’s China Branch. The IOGKF’s China Branch was established in 1980 with its headquarters based in Hong Kong. The IOGKF’s China Branch was founded by Shihan Lam King Fung. Shihan Lam was amongst the first batch of karate practitioners to receive their Shodan in Hong Kong from the first karate dojo in the British colony.

In 1974 Sensei Lam began training under Sensei Higaonna Morio and in the last four decades he had been the driving force behind the development of Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate in the Hong Kong and China region.