Mount Allison Shotokan Karate

Traditional Japanese karate has been taught at Mount Allison University since the 1970s.

What we Offer?

Traditional Japanese Karate offered on the campus of Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. The club originally opened in the 1970s. The current instructors have been offering classes in Shotokan karate since 2002.

Qualified Instructors

MTA Karate's chief instructor is a graduate of the IKD Kenshusei Program (Level D) and the vice chief instructor is a member of the Kenshusei program.

Clinics & Gradings

Our club attends 2 of the grading clinics that are held each year. Each clinic is conducted but Internationally rank masters.

Regional Tournament

The Maritime IKD hosts a tournament each spring. Mount Allsion Students attend when the tournament is held during the school year.

International Membership

The club is part of the International Karate Daigaku. The IKD is the fastest growing World Wide Karate Organization with dojos rapidly spanning the globe.

Regional Membership

We are also members of the Maritime IKD. The regional organization encompasses New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Senshin: The Enlightened Mind

Sensei Robitza writes a Martial Arts Blog called Senshin: The Enlightened Mind.

Latest News

Sensei Robitza wins gold

Sensei Norm Robitza was a last minute entry into the Maritime IKD tournament this weekend. He competed in the Adult Individual Kata and Adult Individual Kumite events.

“I wasn’t planning on competing. My mind was focused on judging,” he said.

Sensei Robitza won the kata and kumite division. The division was very small. Sensei Robitza only competed to help make the division viable.

“It was a good event with many students getting some much needed experience.”

MTA Karate ends year on a high note!

The Mount Allison Shotokan Karate Club ended the school year on a high note last night. The club hosted IKD Shihan Kai Senate member, Shihan David Pyke, 8th Dan and IKD Shihan Kai member, Shihan Janice Pyke, 7th Dan for a special training and grading.

Congratulations to club members on achieving new ranks.

  • Merrik Tower – 1st Kyu (3rd Brown Belt)
  • Justina Awe – 2nd Kyu (2nd Brown Belt)
  • Shawn Levering – 4th Kyu (Purple Belt)
  • Dechao Kong – 7th Kyu (Orange Belt)

During the grading, Sensei Norm Robitza performed part of the examiner’s test.

Also last night the office of President of the Mount Allison Shotokan Karate Club was passed from graduating member, Shawn Levering to Emily Clark. Emily’s duties as President will begin in August when the club begins to prepare for the Fall semester.

The Club will now go on hiatus until the Fall.