September 6, 2018

Leilani Heno fell in love with the mindfulness and physical aspects of karate when she began training at LKA in 2009, and recently earned her nidan (2nd degree black belt) this summer at the Japan Karate Association/American Federation National Training Camp in Metairi...

November 26, 2017

November 2017, one hundred and twenty competitors from ages 5 to 75 from across North America traveled to Grace King High School in Metairie for the annual National & Collegiate Karate Championships, hosted by the Japan Karate Association/American Federation. Karate at...

September 21, 2017

This week, on September 21, the world celebrates International World Peace Day. Interestingly enough, we can take part with triple punch repetitions and partner work, as the art of karate promotes the way of peace.

 The mission of the JKA is to promote “world peace by s...

August 26, 2017

On Finals Sunday of the JKA World Cup on August 20, 2017 in Limerick, Ireland, Team USA fought hard, showing strong technique and good spirit, as Dimitri Papadopoulos of New Orleans and Ryo Goto of Miami represented the country in kumite (sparring) and kata (forms), re...

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