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 [...]
On Tuesday evening and Sunday morning, you may notice activity at the dojo. We are excited to have Phoenix Rising Buddhist Meditation in our space to hold meditation classes. We have much in common philosophically, and AJKA members are welcome to sit with the group. Please follow the link to find out more about Sitting Meditation! https://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Rising-Buddhist-Meditation-Discussion/
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.
Please join us for our annual Payson Summer Camp, July 20-22 at the Tonto Apache Gym. The Annual Summer Camp is a place for karatekas from the Western Region to come together and train in a beautiful environment, out of the heat of Phoenix, and focus on the development of our karate. The camp is open [...]