The Alberta JKA karate Association, commonly known as Alberta JKA, is teaching Shotokan karate and is a member of the Japan Karate Association, Karate Canada, and Karate Alberta Association.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to promote the instruction and the practice of the sport of Karate to all levels in all parts of Alberta.
The first connotation of kara indicates that karate is a technique that permits one to defend himself with his bare hands and fists without weapons.
Second, just as it is the clear mirror that reflects without distortion, the proper understanding of Karate-do requires one to practice with a clear mind. This is another meaning of the element kara in Karate-do.