International Karate Association
College of the Martial Arts
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The International Karate Association & College of the Martial Arts first opened its doors to the greater Fairbanks area in 1972 as Scott's Dojo and has continued to grow since that time.
As in the beginning, classes are still taught by 8th Dan Hanshi Charles Scott. Hanshi Scott has over 50 years of continuous training and teaching in the martial arts and, holds numerous high ranking belts in a variety of martial art styles which allows him to teach multiple disciplines at his school.
The College of Martial Arts is dedicated to providing martial arts instruction, specifically authentic Japanese Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Iaido Jujitsu and more. Take a look at our Classes page for more information. There are also other classes offered, but not on a continuous bases such as Hojutsu otherwise known as "the art of gunnery".
Unlike most schools, or dojo's, The College of the Martial Arts gives students the opportunity to train in more than one discipline. Many of the styles compliment each other such as karate and aikido or jujitsu. Learning both a hard and soft style can be useful for many occupations such as law enforcement, corrections, and more. It is also great for body awareness, movement, and self-defense.
Hanshi Scott’s talent and dedication to ALL martial arts earned him recognition and entrance in to the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2007.
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Hojutsu, the art of gunnery, is the martial art of Japan dedicated to firearms usage. As practiced today, Hojusu is an integrated fighting system, the combination of the modern techinique and traditional Japanese budo. The purpose of firearms training is to prepare a person to use firearms in a fight against an adversary in what usually begins as a spontaneous attack initiated by the adversary. Our firearms program is not about shooting. It is about fighting. In Hojutsu-Ryu, we begin training with the handgun; given its portability and concealability. Promotions are under Soke Jeff Hall.
All equipment is provided. Beginner's class meets Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.
Practical Self-Defense for Women
We are offering three six-week sessions beginning Friday, January 14th at 6:00 PM. Second sessions starts, February 25th and the third session on April 8th.
Each session builds on the previous one; however, any session can be taken independently.
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TEACHING MARTIAL ARTS
IN FAIRBANKS, AK
Although the dojo is open to in-person training and goes to great lengths to ensure everyone is safe, IKA Alaska is still offering virtual classes. Please click on the following button for more information and to join in.
Each seek perfection of character.
Each be faithful [To your chosen art]
Each endeavor [Foster spirit and effort]
Each respect others.
Refrain from violent behavior.
SPECIALIZING IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE KARATE
"According to IKA statistics, one out of every twenty karate-ka attains Shodan, one out of three shodans reaches Nidan, one out of three Nidans reaches Sandan, and one out of three Sandans attains Yondan. "
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2.5 Mile Chena Pump Road
1140 DOWNWIND DR
FAIRBANKS, AK 99709
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GREAT FOR ADULTS AND KIDS!
KUNG FU, IAIDO, JUJITSU, HOJUTSU & SELF-DEFENSE!!
You are never too old.
Poor flexibilty? That's OK.
Balance/coordination problems? We Can Help You!
People join karate and marital arts for different reasons. Adults may wish to learn better coordination or physical and mental conditioning. Parents may have a desire for their child to learn, discipline or respect. These are only a few of the qualities that will be developed should you chose to practice. Some people are inwardly shy, being forced to lead a section of class to a small group of peers slowly breaks down that wall. Soon shy quiet people find a voice and can become leaders. Whatever your reasoning is, dedication and consistent practice will improve your mental abilities as well as your physical fitness.