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 [...]
The dojo will have a special kumite training class on Wednesday, July 4th, at the time of the regular morning class (11am-noon) taught by Sensei Rolf. Afternoon (5:30pm) and Evening (6:30) classes are cancelled for the Independence Day holiday.
A group of students and instructors joined with our fellow karate-ka for the JKA/WF America for our National Camp and Tournament June 21-24. It was, as always, a wonderful experience. There were 13 from our region, and 9 from Arizona JKA. Training started Thursday afternoon with a two-hour session. The first hour was taught by Master [...]