Ken wa kokoro nari

By |2019-02-21T15:42:10+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: History, News, Philosophy|

During a Gassuku in Trier Germany 1991, every participant got a certificate. The certificate, handed to us from Shihan Hideo Ochi, had a meaning that I would like to translate in this blog. In the beginning, I did not realize the value nor the meaning of this certificate. The camp itself was a tough camp with [...]

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 [...]

Arizona JKA – A Cultural Blend of Old and New

By |2018-09-16T20:40:11+00:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: History, News|

By Sensei Bobby Quihuis Our History The Arizona JKA is steeped in tradition, yet has the energy and excitement of a new organization.  The Dojo continues to be a cultural blend of the old and the new.  As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to the legacy of the Arizona Karate Association and Master Shojiro Koyama. [...]

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.