About us

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, 8th 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.

Why Us?

Qualified Instructors

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

Clinics & Rank Exams

Host 2-3 Clinics and Rank Exams a year with IKD Qualified International Masters.

Annual Events

Regional, National and International Events such as Maritime IKD tournament, Canada Cup, World Cup & World Honbu Camp.

International Membership

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

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The Maritime IKD is a member of the International Karate Daigaku. The International Karate Daigaku was formed in February 2011 after Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai resigned from the International Shotokan Karate Federation. Following his departure from the ISKF in January 2011, dojos across Canada and throughout the Carribean and South American also resigned. In less than two weeks, the IKD was created.