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Master Koyama awarded 9th Dan!

By |2019-03-11T19:08:23+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

Adult Class with Sensei Koyama We were very pleased to hear recently that Sensei Koyama has been awarded 9th Dan by the Japan Karate Association. 9th Dan is a great honor, and there are not very many karateka with this rank. It reflects Sensei Koyama's important contributions to karate-do and the JKA over his [...]

Ken wa kokoro nari

By |2019-02-21T15:42:10+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: History, News, Philosophy|

During a Gassuku in Trier Germany 1991, every participant got a certificate. The certificate, handed to us from Shihan Hideo Ochi, had a meaning that I would like to translate in this blog. In the beginning, I did not realize the value nor the meaning of this certificate. The camp itself was a tough camp with [...]

Arizona Matsuri Demonstration

By |2019-02-16T02:06:45+00:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Children, Events, History, News|

On Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th, we will be doing our annual demonstration at the Arizona Matsuri Festival. Did you know that the Arizona Matsuri turns 35 this year? And, did you know that our dojo has participated in every single one (except for the few times we were rained out)? The purpose of [...]

December Festivities!

By |2018-12-30T19:35:15+00:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|

Kyu and Dan Certificates It's always exciting when students reach milestones - for us, that means successfully completing ranking examinations. We always make a celebration of it - when students pass an exam, they are awarded a certificate, and they get to move their name plate on the nafudakake (名札かけ), or name board, at the back of [...]

Holiday Gathering and Celebration of Sensei Koyama’s Birthday and Retirement

By |2018-11-17T02:19:27+00:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Please join us at our Holiday Gathering, at which we will also be honoring Sensei Koyama for both his birthday and his retirement. The event features a catered dinner. Please register for the event by November 30th. Follow this link to the event and the Eventbrite link to register!

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The purpose of the Arizona Japan Karate Association (Arizona JKA) is to foster the well-being of our members through the practice of Traditional Japanese Karate-Do.

Upcoming Events

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Morning Class

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Afternoon Class

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Evening Class

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm