July 10, 2019

The LKA Youth Class is very proud of its newest Black Belts Jad Chehab and Isa Chenab. Both attended the JKA/AF Summer Camp and took and passed their Dan Examinations. Jad and Isa have been consistently training for 5.5 years and are the youngest Dan ranks at LKA. 

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December 15, 2018

Two LKA students, and students of all ages from across Louisiana as well, earned rank at the recent kyu rank exam at the LKA dojo, conducted by Chief Examiner Sensei Takayuki Mikami (9th degree, Japan Karate Association), assisted by Sensei Doug Walsh (4th degree) and...

December 6, 2018

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November 16, 2018

Congratulations to LKA students Jim Lee and Stephanie Campo for successfully passing the black belt examinations conducted by Chief Examiner Sensei Takayuki Mikami on November 9, 2018. 

Karate students from the Southeast and across the nation traveled to New Orlean...

October 4, 2018

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October 1, 2018

Karate students across the New Orleans area arrived at the LKA Karate Club on Sunday to present their best, hard-practiced technique in front of the examination panel including LKA Chief Instructor Takayuki Mikami (9th dan) and senior black belts. 

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July 21, 2018

Daryl Rappold was only 10 years old when he started training in Johnny Caluda’s youth class at the original LKA dojo on Metairie Road. As he advanced up the ranks and began to train with Sensei Mikami, he gained insights that went beyond karate. “I always remember Sens...

May 26, 2018

Jimmy Juno has had a lot of memorable moments in his long career. Beginning as a white belt in 1987, he has the distinction of being Sensei Mikami’s longest continuously

 training male student.

Jimmy first met Sensei when he brought his car in for service at a local car...

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