Shotokan karate is a traditional Japanese style of the art founded by Master Gichin Funakoshi.
Alaska Shotokan Karate is an amateur non-profit sports association dedicated to the practice of traditional Japanese karate. The basic objective is to provide its members a means of developing and strengthening both physically and mentally. To attain this goal, Alaska Shotokan Karate adheres to the same high standards and principles set forth by Master Gichin Funakoshi. The guiding principles of Master Funakoshi's philosophy are Character, Sincerity, Effort, Etiquette, and Self-Control.
Alaska Shotokan Karate is affiliated with the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF). All testing is by qualified examiners of the ISKF. All instructors volunteer their time in teaching karate.
In addition to regular classes held at the member Alaska Shotokan clubs, special high ranking ISKF karate instructors are invited to Alaska to conduct training and testing.