Mount Allison Shotokan Karate

Mount Allison University Shotokan Karate is a Shotokan Karate Dojo located on the campus of Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Formerly known as MTA ISKF and MTA JKA,the dojo has been offering Shotokan Karate classes at Mount Allison University since 2002.

Originally, the club was run by Sensei Danny Tam in the 80's and would then pass on to Shihan David Pyke. In 1992, Shihan Pyke closed the club due to low enrolment in the classes.

In 2002, the club reopened under the current instructor, Sensei Norm Robitza. The club offers classes during the school year with two belt exams with International Masters offered at the end of each Semester. Mount Allison Shotokan Karate is a proud member of the International Karate Daigaku under the direction of Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai and the Maritime International Karate Daigaku under the direction of Shihan David Pyke.

Kobudo (Traditional Weapons)

During the IKD World Camp 2016, the International Karate Daigaku introduced tradtional weapons. Those of us that were in attendance got to practice Bo, Tonfa and were introduced to Sai. Our club will be introduced to Bo and Tonfa at some point in the coming year. If you are interested in learning tonfa or bo please contact us to get information on purchasing weapons.

Shotokan Kids

From April to June, 2015, Mount Allison University Shotokan Karate started the Shotokan Kids pilot program at the Middle Sackville Baptist Church.

This program was designed to introduce Shotokan Karate to the general public of Sackville, NB.

For more information on Shotokan Kids, please contact us or visit the Shotokan Kids webpage.


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Chief Instructor

Norm Robitza, Mount A Alumnus, is the Instructor of Mt. A Club. He reopened the defunct MTA JKA in January 2002 when he was a brown belt. Later that year he would be promoted to Shodan by Master Teruyuki Okazaki.

Sensei has assisted with the successful...

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Jolene Robitza, is Sensei Robitza's wife. She assists by preparing the beginners for their yellow belt test. She is very adept at breaking down the techniques so the beginners can understand.

On June 21, 2012, she finally took her Shodan test and received the rank from Shihan David Pyke.

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Assistant Instructors

Jonathan Bradet-Legris, 3rd Dan - Club President

Michael Bradet-Legris, 3rd Dan


Other Student Executives

Zoe McIntyre, 1st Dan

Laura Gill, 7th Kyu



Mount Allison Shotokan Karate operates from Sept to April at the University. Ask about our Spring/Summer schedule.

Monday (Tweedie Hall)

6-7pm - All Ranks (Youth & Adults)

7-8pm - All Ranks (Adults only)

Wednesday (Tweedie Hall)

6-7pm - All Ranks (Youth & Adults)

7-8pm - All Ranks (Adults only)

Saturday (Tweedie Hall)

12-1pm - All Ranks (Youth & Adults)

1-2pm - Brown/Black Belts





Mount Allison Shotokan Karate is an affordable karate program.

  Semester School Year
Youth $40 $60
MTA Adults/Teens $50 $90
Non-MTA Adults $80 $150
Other Fees
Gi (uniform) $45 to $200
IKD Annual Dues $40

Grading Fees
(color belts)

Grading Fees
(black belts)
IKD Patch $10


Shotokan Karate

Shotokan is a style of karate, developed by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957). Gichin was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing "karate do" outside of Okinawa.

Funakoshi had many students at the university clubs and outside dojos, who continued to teach karate after his death in 1957.

As the most widely practiced style, Shotokan is considered a traditional and influential form of karate do.

The instructors of the Mount Allison club are very proud to have trained under direct students of Funakoshi.

Click here to see the Mount A Karate Lineage

News & Events


Wendy Tao tested with Shihan David Pyke following the grading and received a 7th Kyu.


Congratulations to everyone that took part in the recent grading with Shihan Frank and Maureen Woon-A-Tai.
Dale Sherwood 5th Kyu
Laura Gill 5th Kyu
Merrik Tower 6th Kyu
Jessica Hawkes 7th Kyu
Sean Liu 8th Kyu
Justina Awe 8th Kyu

Sensei Norm Robitza completed the technical portion of the IKD Instructors' Program (Level D).

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 17-19, 2017 - Spring Clinic - Moncton, NB
  • June 2017 - Summer Clinic - TBA
  • June 2017 - IKD World Camp - Haliburton, ON


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The International Karate Daigaku: Tradition in the 21st Century!

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Maritime IKD

The Maritime IKD consists of dojos in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

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Senshin: Enlightened Mind

A martial arts blog written by Sensei Norm Robitza.

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Shotokan Kids

Shotokan Kids is the Mount Allison Karate club's youth program. The program began in 2015.

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Awards & Black Belt Club

The winners of the Student of the month award and the MTA Black Belt Club.

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MTA Stores

Here you will find links to some of our online stores.

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MTA Galleries

Here you will find links to photos of MTA karate student.

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MTA Handbooks

Not Sure what you are getting into? These Handbooks should help.




Please note, this is the location of the dojo. We DO NOT receive mail at the University. For our mailing address please email or call.


Student Union Building, Mount Allison University, 62 York Street, Sackville, NB