Firearms courses

Thank you to everyone that attended The Basic Handgun Course this weekend.  These new shooters learned safe gun handling habits, gained knowledge, and built confidence.  As you can see by the smiles, the live fire training was a huge success.  Excellent job!  Check out some more pictures in the gallery.  

Personal Protection 1 will be held on April 1 and 2.  This is the next step in firearms training.  It is designed for those with some experience that are ready to learn what you MUST know if you are going to own or carry a firearm.  This course also includes live fire training.  Time and cost information can be found here.  

There are only 2 slots left!  For additional information or to register, please email Mrs. Barnette right away.  



This year’s Clean Sweep T-shirt design entries are in…

and they are great!  The competition is tough.  The final decision will be based on:

  • Is it related to karate, martial arts, ninjas, etc?
  • Is it related to cleaning, landscaping, maintenance, etc?
  • Does it include include “Team A.K.E.A.” or “American Karate Escrima Association” and “Clean Sweep 2017” etc?

It’s a close race.  Which one do you think should win?

And don’t forget, YOU too can own one of these T-shirts.  If you are a student or are in any way related to a student, you can join Team A.K.E.A. in Clean Sweep, Auburn’s largest community volunteer project on April 22.  You can help…whether you are young or not-so-young, have a green thumb or not…come be part of something big.  Please sign up by March 31, so we can get T-shirts ordered.  You may list your T-shirt size in the comments, or you may email Mrs. Barnette or Mrs. Peterson.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Kobudo Camp 2017

Why should you attend Kobudo Camp?

Expands your awareness of the “weapon” in almost any object.  Helps you gain insight into the concepts of “focus” and “opposite reactions” in self-defense.  Demonstrates a direct relationship to your empty hand karate movements.  Develops your hands, arms, and wrists for more effective empty hand movements.   Helps you understand distance, timing, and targets for self-defense.  Connects you to a legitimate history for your own training.  Provides you with upper body training like no other.  And much more….

It is once again our honor and privilege to have Dr. Crayton Moss join us for Kobudo Camp.  He has been coming to Auburn since 2005 to teach Kobudo and to rank A.K.E.A. students in his system, the  American Kempo Karate and Weapons.   Shihan Moss’ relationship with the A.K.E.A. goes back further than that though.  He and Mr. Harmaning began training together in 1982 at Northwest Nazarene University.  You can read more about their history here.  Check out pictures from last year’s Camp in the gallery.

This year we will be offering Camp for adults (13 and over), Kids Camp for first year attendees, as well as Advanced Kids Camp.  We invite you to participate in this fun and valuable event.  Please go to the All Things Kobudo page for more detailed information and to view videos of the forms that will be taught this year.

A.K.E.A. Traditions, Ranks, and Creeds

The traditional bow-in at A.K.E.A. acknowledges the Warrior and the Scholar, and how they work together.  Attributes of the Warrior and Scholar are represented by the image and character of the Five Animals, as are our belt ranks. Read More …