This just in!

A ground fighting workshop has been added to the May schedule!  
On Friday the 12th, from 6:00 to 8:00, all A.K.E.A. students, age 13 and over, are invited to attend.  In this workshop, Mr. Remillard will teach:
  • how to escape from the bottom of the mount position, which is the most dominant position in a street fight
  • how to control and strike from the top position
  • how to quickly get back up to standing position
  • how to defend against strikes from your back

You don’t want to miss this! For additional information, please check with our instructor.  

Basic Handgun Course

The Basic Handgun Course will be held on May 20 and 21.   (This course is full.  Stay tuned for the next date to be announced.)   It is designed for those with little to no firearms experience.  It is also a great refresher course for anyone that has let their skills get rusty.  The goal of this course is to teach safe gun handling habits, gain knowledge, and build confidence.  

The course includes live fire training under the supervision of a Range Safety Officer in the action bays at Renton Fish and Game Club.  

Time and cost information can be found on the link above.  For additional information or to register, please email Mrs. Barnette right away.  

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 …