November 1, 2018


Top-level athletes across North America will travel to New Orleans to demonstrate their practiced technique and strong spirit in hopes of winning the gold.

Come watch competitors from youth to collegiate, young adults to super seniors, compete in the 2018 JKA/AF N...

October 6, 2018

Louisiana Karate Association youth and adults share their passion for karate during a demonstration at the New Orleans Museum of Art during the annual Japan Fest. Photo from The Times-Picayune.

Learn more about our Youth Program here.

September 12, 2018

Team USA, including LKA's own mother-son pair Cathy Jarushi and AJ Jarushi, demonstrated strong spirit and technique at the 2018 JKA PanAmerican Karate Championships this month in Lima, Peru!

All competitors fought hard against elite athletes from across North and...

March 15, 2018

I had studied ballet and dance as a young girl, but I was always interested in martial arts and did not know which martial arts club to join. Then as a freshman at LSU, I saw a demonstration performed by the LSU Shotokan Karate Club that seemed magical to me. I wanted...

August 9, 2017

After almost 40 years of effort and commitment, Cathy Jarushi has become the first woman from our dojo to achieve the rank of rokudan. It is a rank held by only a handful of people in our state and represents tireless dedication to improvement and excellence.

 Her train...

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