THE HARDER YOU TRAIN THE SHORTER THE FIGHT

Welcome to the Maritime IKD

The Maritime International Karate Daigaku is devoted to the growth of Shotokan Karate in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Canada. The Maritime IKD is a former member of the International Shotokan Karate Federation but is now associated with the International Karate Daigaku. The Maritime IKD is lead by Shihan David Pyke, 7th Dan, a member of the IKD Shihan-Kai.

The headquarters of the Maritime IKD is located in Amherst, Nova Scotia at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy.

Karate is a martial art for the development of character through training.

Karate-Do literally translates to the Way of the Empty Hand. There are three main objectives of Karate-Do.

  • To Harden your body and gain flexibility
  • To Sharpen your mind and spirit
  • To learn to defend yourself in any situation

Our Dojos

The Maritime IKD is comprised of dojos located in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. For more information on our dojos, visit the websites below.

Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy (Maritime IKD Honbu Dojo)

Amherst, NS

Moncton IKD - St. Pat's and Ecole Le Sommet

Moncton, NB

Mount Allison University Shotokan Karate

Sackville, NB

PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku

Charlottetown, PE

What We do

Our Instructors

Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy

 

Shihan David Pyke, 7th Dan

IKD Shihan Kai (Technical Committee) and IKD Senate
Director Maritime IKD
Co-Owner of the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy
"A" level IKD Instructor/"A" level IKD Judge

Sensei Janice Pyke, 6th Dan

IKD Executive Secretary and Tournament Director
Co-Owner of the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy
Assistant Director Maritime IKD
"B" level IKD Instructor/"A" level IKD Judge

 

Moncton IKD

 

Sensei Isabelle Bordage, 5th Dan

Instructor at Moncton IKD - St. Pat's
"-" level IKD Instructor/"-" level IKD Judge

Sensei Craig O'Neill, 4th Dan

Instructor at Moncton IKD - St. Pat's

Sensei Tony Fahey, 5th Dan

Instructor at Moncton IKD - St. Pat's

Sensei Barry Ripley, 2nd Dan

Instructor at Moncton IKD - St. Pat's
Over 50 years of Karate Experience

Sensei Michel Gaudet, 3rd Dan

Instructor at Moncton IKD - Le Sommet
"D" level IKD Judge

Sensei Faye Getson, 2nd Dan

Instructor at Moncton IKD - St. Pat's
"E" level IKD Instructor/"E" level IKD Judge

 

Mount Allison Shotokan Karate

 

Sensei Norm Robitza, 4th Dan

Instructor at Mount Allison Shotokan Karate Club
IKD Web Master & Author Senshin: Enlightened Mind Blog
Enrolled in IKD Instructor Program
"E" level IKD Instructor/"C" level IKD Judge

Sensei Jolene Robitza, 2nd Dan

Instructor at Mount Allison Shotokan Karate Club
Enrolled in IKD Instructors Program
"E" level IKD Instructor/"E" level IKD Judge

 

PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku

 

Sensei Roy Stuart, 6th Dan

Instructor at PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku
"E" level IKD Instructor/"D" level IKD Judge

Sensei Doug Dennis, 3rd Dan

Instructor at PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku
"E" level IKD Instructor/"D" level IKD Judge

News & Events

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Oct, 2016 - Maritime IKD Championship

The Maritime IKD will be moving its Championship tournament to October.

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November 11-13, 2016 - IKD Canada Cup - QB

The IKD Canada Cup will take place in Montreal, QB.

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December 2016 - Fall Clinic - Sackville

Maritime IKD Fall Clinic will be held at the Tantramar Regional High School in Sackville, NB.

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March 2017 - Spring Clinic - TBD

Maritime IKD Spring Clinic will be held in March.

Features

Qualified Instructors

Our instructors are all experienced Shotokan Black Belts. Including graduates and students of the IKD Instructors Program.

Rank Exams 2-3 times a year

All rank exams are conducted by Internationally Ranked Masters at special weekend long clinics.

Training Clinics 2-3 times a year

Training clinics conducted 2-3 times a year with Internationally Ranked Masters.

World Wide Membership Recognition

Membership in the International Karate Daigaku. The fastest growing Shotokan Karate Organization in the World.

Regional & International Camps

Annual karate camps held in PEI (regional) and Ontario (IKD World Camp). Ask your instructor for details.

Karate Tournaments

Annual Regional and National tournaments as well as an International Tournament every 3 years.

Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy

Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy Schedule
Regular Schedule (Sept-June)
Sunday
Tuesday
Thursday
4:00-5:30pm
Brown & Black Class
3:15-4:00pm
Youth Class
3:15-4:00pm
Youth Class
4:30-5:30pm
Brown & Black Class
4:30-5:30pm
Brown & Black Class
6-7pm
All Levels
6-7pm
All Levels
Summer Schedule (July-August)
Sunday
Tuesday
Thursday
NO CLASS
4:30-5:30pm
Brown & Black Class
4:30-5:30pm
Brown & Black Class
6-7pm
All Levels
6-7pm
All Levels
Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy Fees
Monthly
3 Months*
6 Months*
Year*
Adult (18+)
$45
$125
$245
$450
Student (post-secondary)
$35
$95
$185
$350
Teen (13-17)
$35
$95
$185
$350
Youth (8-12)
$30
$80
$155
$300
Family (immediate)
$90
$245
$485
$900
* Discount available if fees paid at beginning of month or as post-dated monthly cheques (dated for any day of the month)
-- Karate training fees are to be paid within the first week of each month. If your child is unable to start within the first or second week of January, the classes for the rest of January will be calculated by the number of classes left in January (or any month) and charged for them accordingly so in this way everyone will be paying at the first of the month. Also to minimize fees being paid late, there will be a late fee of $10 charged after the first week of the month.

IKD Annual Membership $40 due each year in January or before 1st examination
Beginner Course $120 for eight (8) weeks training and uniform
Punch Pass (10 day passes) $50.00 Youth $75.00 Adult
Clinics, examinations & tournaments involve additional fees

Note: Cheques are to be made out to “Amherst SKA” or email e-transfer to amherstska@bellaliant.com

Instructors

Shihan David Pyke was appointed as the Chief Instructor of the ISKF of New Brunswick in 2000. He started his training in 1980 at Mount Allison University under the instruction of Sensei Danny Tam. Sensei Pyke has attended many National and International Tournaments and Camps, including World Shoto Cup in Japan(1992), Philadelphia(1994) and Toronto(2008). In 2007, Sensei Pyke opened the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy in Amherst, Nova Scotia. In 2011, Sensei Pyke resigned from the International Shotokan Karate Federation and joined the International Karate Daigaku. In February, Sensei Pyke was promoted to 7th Dan and earned his Class A Instructor, Examiner and Judge qualifications. During the 1st IKD Shoto Camp, it was announced that Sensei David was elected to the IKD Shihan-Kai, the International Technical Committee.

Sensei Janice Pyke is the Chief Instructor of the IKD of Prince Edward Island. She started her training in 1986 at Amherst YMCA Karate Club. Sensei Pyke was elected Secretary-Treasurer by ISKF Canada Board of Directors in 1999. Sensei Janice has attended many National and International Tournaments and Camps. In 2008, she won a Gold Medal at the 1st ISKF World Shoto Cup in Toronto, Ontario. In 2007, Sensei Pyke opened the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy in Amherst, Nova Scotia. In 2011, Sensei Pyke resigned from the International Shotokan Karate Federation and joined the International Karate Daigaku. In February, Sensei Pyke was promoted to 6th Dan and earned her Class B Instructor and Examiner qualifications. Sensei Janice was named as the IKD Executive Secretary and Tournament Director.

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