Shotokan Karate is a traditional Japanese style of Karate. It was introduced to Japan by humble Okinawan school teacher, Gichin Funakoshi in 1922.
Mount Allison Shotokan Karate is associated with the International Karate Daigaku. The IKD was created by Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai, 9th Dan in 2011.
Mount Allison Shotokan Karate is also associated with the Maritime IKD. The regional branch of the International Karate Daigaku is directed by Shihan David Pyke, 8th Dan.
Gradings are conducted approximately every 3 months during a clinic weekend. Mount Allison students are able to attend two clinics within a school year. These are usually held in Moncton, Sackville or Amherst.
The Maritime IKD hosts a tournament once a year. This event is held in either February or May. There are also National and International Tournaments hosted by IKD affiliated clubs.
There are Regional, National and International Karate Summer Camps offered by IKD affiliated clubs. Speak to your instructor if you are interested.