International Karate Association
College of the Martial Arts
50 -Year Celebration
Whether you know it as, Mr. Scott's Dojo, The College of the Martial Arts, or the International Karate Association & College of the Martial Arts, August 25, 2022 will mark 50 years that Hanshi Scott has been teaching out of his Dojo in Fairbanks, Alaska.
To celebrate, a gathering will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2022 so please mark your calendar and join us to recognize not just Mr. Scott's Dojo, but all of Hanshi's black belts as well. We are a unique association that have always worked hard for rank and that is something to be proud of.
Please see below for additional information.
Save the Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Ester Community Park
3566 Old Nenana Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Rain or shine -- we are good to go!
What to Bring
Because it is an outdoor event, there are certain things we are asking you to bring. If you have extra chairs, please bring them.
Small folding table if you prefer one to eat off of.
Canopy if you have one that doesn't have guy ropes that could be tripped on.
Outdoor games such as:
Soccer Ball (we have the entire field)
Please label anything you bring with your name to include dishes.
As seen above, we will be meeting at the Ester Community Park just outside of Fairbanks.
We will have the stage and pavilions just in case it rains and if local attendees have one, maybe a few canopies as well.
There is a playground for the kids and a huge field for games such as cornhole toss, kicking a soccer ball around, or other games attendees would like to bring.
This will be a casual event. It is meant to reunite, celebrate, and recognize all the effort it took to become a 50-year institution. Come have some fun!
IKA Alaska will provide the main entree and dessert. A grain-free dessert will be available as well.
We are asking local attendees to bring a side dish, chips, or drinks (to include any alcoholic beverages).
Individuals from out-of-town are excluded from bringing any sort of dish. We are just grateful for your presence.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you will be bringing so we know if we have enough food on hand.
We are expecting at least 100 guests so keep that in mind when you are planning a side dish.
Please, please RSVP with the number in your party and what you are bringing.
Karate Class at 6:00 PM
This is a kata focus class.
Kids Karate at 10:00 AM
Adult Karate at 11:00 AM
Time: *4:00 PM
*The field will be open so if you want to come earlier than 4:00, that's fine.
Links for Visitors Outside of Fairbanks
Hotel: Many hotels close to the Dojo and Ester Community Park have rates above $200 per night or are filled up during the weekend of the celebration; however, the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge currently has openings and offers the following rates for a standard room:
Thursday 8/25 ($119) - Friday 8/26 ($139) - Saturday 8/27 ($119) - Sunday 8/28 ($159)
Hotel website: https://www.princesslodges.com/princess-alaska-lodges/fairbanks-lodge/
Room Sharing: If you would like to share a two bed room and split the cost, please email email@example.com
If a hotel is out of the question (perfectly understandable considering today's high prices), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about anyone local having a spare room. We recognize the cost of flying to Fairbanks, AK is considerable at this time and we don't want you to not attend because of mounted costs.
Car Rental: Like everything else, car rental prices are up. Here are a few sites that offer better pricing:
Kayak - https://www.kayak.com/Cheap-Fairbanks-Car-Rentals.8704.cars.ksp
Expedia - https://www.expedia.com/Car-Rentals-In-Fairbanks.d1190.Car-Rental-Guide
Alaska Airlines - https://www.alaskaair.com/car-rental/?clientId=300682#/searchcars
You can also share a vehicle and split the cost.
Flights: Although fees are up, there are still some good prices to be found to include on Alaska Airlines. Due to rising costs, it would be best to make reservations now rather than wait (be sure to check out available deals)
If you haven't already done so, please let us know if you are planning to attend and how many people will be in your party.
Letting us know if you are coming helps with food and supply needs.
Members and Invited Guests ONLY
Please let us know if you are planning to attend.
ATTENTION IKA ALASKA BLACK BELTS
We have many black belts that have sent in their information, but we are still missing quite a few. Please send the following information for each black belt you have earned if you haven't already done so:
First and Last Name
Martial Art Style
Year You Earned Your Shodan
Any Title Given (Sensei, Shihan, Renshi, Kyoshi, etc...)
MARTIAL ART STYLES:
Gosoku Ryu Karate
Shaolin Five Animals Kung Fu
Wushu Tai Chi