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 [...]

December Festivities!

By |2018-12-30T19:35:15+00:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|

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 [...]

Phoenix Rising Buddhist Meditation finds a home at Arizona JKA

By |2018-11-17T02:02:52+00:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Health, News|

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!

Updates – Late August and Early September

By |2018-08-27T17:49:05+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|

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 [...]

Celebration of Master Koyama

By |2018-08-25T01:30:55+00:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|

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.

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.