As a reminder, we update this site regularly! If you want to know if the dojo is closed on Labor Day (it is), or if you are curious about that new Introductory Class, the website is your place to go. Here are some things going on for the next few weeks: Master Koyama's Celebration We will [...]
Please join us and Nariman Afkami, President of the JKA/WF America, to celebrate Master Koyama’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Master Ueki presented it to him by at National Camp in June. The party will be at the dojo on Friday, August 31st, following the end of the 6:30-7:30pm class. Dinner will be provided.
Each month, the Senseis choose one kata for the "kata of the month." The Adult class will focus on learning the kata, and it will also guide the training in kumite and kihon. This month's kata is Nijushiho. Come and learn (or review) this interesting kata and see how you can use its techniques in your karate. [...]
If you drive by or stop by Arizona JKA, you will see that there are some changes around the dojo. While most of these changes are cosmetic, some are more significant. Our capital campaign has raised enough funds to begin to make some of these changes and improvements in the dojo. On the outside... First you [...]
Traditional martial arts, specifically traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate, provides a cultural blend that is especially beneficial for children. A class in a traditional karate school (Dojo) weaves elements of Japanese culture into an American environment. At Arizona JKA, we bring elements of Japanese and American culture together to create a dojo atmosphere that is both educational [...]