About 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 Do

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

Features

  • Qualified Instructors (1st to 7th Dan)
  • Rank Exams 2-3 times a year by Masters
  • Periodic training clinics by Masters
  • World wide membership recognition
  • Annual National & International CAMPS
  • Annual Regional, National & International Tournaments

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 4-6 - Fall Clinic - Sackville, NB
  • Feb 2016 - Maritime Tournament - Amherst, NS
  • March 2016 - Spring Clinic - Moncton, NB
  • May 2016 - IKD Canada Cup - Quebec
  • June 2016 - IKD World Camp - Haliburton, ON
  • June 2016 - Summer Clinic - Amherst, NS

Our Dojos

The Maritime IKD has dojos in the following locations.

Amherst, NSParrsboro, NSMoncton, NBSackville, NBCharlottetown, PEI

Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy

Schedule

Regular Schedule (Sept-June)
Sunday
Tuesday
Thursday
6-7:30pm
Brown & Black Class
3:15-4:00pm
Youth Class
3:15-4:00pm
Youth Class
4:30-5:30pm
All Levels
4:30-5:30pm
All Levels
6-7pm
All Levels
6-7pm
All Levels
Summer Schedule (July-August)
Sunday
Tuesday
Thursday
NO CLASS
4:30-5:30pm
All Levels
4:30-5:30pm
All Levels
6-7pm
All Levels
6-7pm
All Levels

Our Instructors

David Pyke, 7th Dan

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.

In 2006, Sensei Pyke was promoted to 6th Dan. 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.

Janice Pyke, 6th Dan

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 promoted to 5th Dan in 2006. 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.

Prices

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

Seek Perfection of Character

Contact

Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy - 100 Spring Street, Amherst, NS
Tel: 902-660-3770 | Fax: 902-660-3771
Email: amherstska@bellaliant.com