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 [...]
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.