Congratulations to our new Jr. Black Belt, Mr. Jordan Layacan

It has been an honor to work with Mr. Layacan and watch him grow as a person and as a warrior. His hard work and dedication to his training showed as he earned the rank of Jr. Black Belt. I am looking forward to training with him as he works toward attaining the rank of Shodan.  – Mr. Remillard, Nidan

Check out more pictures of Mr. Layacan’s test in the gallery.  Check back for a video to be added to the Black Belt Test Videos page soon.  

By popular demand…

Mr. Tork’s Famous Fighting Group is back. If you are looking to “up your game” and want to make sure your fighting skills are honed and always ready for use, then this is a group you will want to attend. In this group, we will take training to the next level.  We will use specific drills designed to prepare you for those real life encounters which could come any time, anywhere, under multiple conditions. We will combine attacker scenario training, technique application, and environmental awareness drills to help students realize that there is more to self-defense than just block, punch, kick.

As our Creed Part 3 states, “I am not intimidated by the size, appearance, or attitude of my opponent”, because you will train to meet that opponent every Wednesday from 7 – 8 pm starting in February.  Mr. Tork looks forward to seeing you there! 

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 …