The mission of the AJKA-I Karate Association is two-fold:
First, the perfection of traditional Japanese Shotokan technique through attention to detail. For only by perfecting the details can we realize the full potential of our art and ourselves.
Second, to instruct practitioners in a way that makes Karate relevant to the real world. For Karate is more than just one of the most complete systems of self-defense. It is a way of transforming everything we do – inside and outside of the Dojo.
These goals are directed by our Guiding Principles: Character, Sincerity, Effort, Self-control, and Courtesy.
-Bob Tomasulo AJKA-I USA President