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Upcoming closures

By |2019-05-18T02:11:52+00:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|

There are two times between mid-May and the end of June when the dojo will be closed or the class schedule will be changed. Please note: Memorial Day Holiday: Saturday, May 25: No Kata Class. Instead, Sensei Rolf will be teaching an advanced kumite class for brown and black belts from 9-11am.Monday, May 27: No classes [...]

Tuesday Night Summer Training

By |2019-04-28T18:29:52+00:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Kata (forms), Kihon (Basics), Kumite (sparring), News|

The dojo will be open on Tuesday nights, at least through the summer! Sensei Jackie will be teaching two classes on Tuesday nights. The first class, at 5:30pm, will focus on more basic training for white and color belts. All belt levels are welcome, especially if you want to improve your kihon and work on the [...]

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 [...]

Our Club Mission

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

Tue 18

Brown and Black Belt Class

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 19

Morning Class

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 19

Afternoon Class

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm