26 Shotokan Kata - predetermined sequence of self defence movements
20 precepts by Funakoshi - the founder of modern karate
7 days a week - clubs are available to train
5 chief instructors of the Applied Karate Association
Where We Are Going
The goals of the AKA are to aspire to apply karate in the correct context of the situation, be it Karate for self-defence, conflict management, risk avoidance, Karate for competition sport based athletic performance, Karate for psychological strength or health based fitness.
The logo of the AKA has the kanji (Japanese symbol) for 5 at the heart of the design as this represents the 5 founding members of the association, Senseis Emma Williams, Keith Williams, Matt Powell, Dave Galloway and Matt Smith