May 10, 2019

Does this sound familiar?

“I just got back from a major tournament. I won 1st place in Kata.
However, I only got 2nd place in Kumite. Therefore, I know that I have
to train much more and devote much more time to develop my Kumite, so
I that can win 1st place in Kumite...

April 18, 2019

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April 5, 2019

Have you ever said that? Have you ever felt that way? Even a little
bit? Most probably, everyone who trains in Karate and/or has trained
in Karate has probably felt that way or said that at some time or
another. Let us look at some of the reasons why.

Boredom: Many ti...

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...

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...

February 21, 2018

Vey was interested in karate from a very young age, but she thought that the idea of training and competing with fighters was simply too intimidating for a young girl.  It took her a long time to finally be confident enough to join a martial arts school.  In fact, it w...

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...

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