Maritime IKD

Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate

Why Join the Maritime IKD?

By joining the Maritime IKD, you will also have membership in the International Karate Daigaku (College). This international karate organization is dedicated to the teaching of Masters Gichin Funakoshi and Masatoshi Nakayama.

Qualified Instructors

Qualified Instructors

Our instructors are all experienced Black Belts and include Masters and Kenshusei.

Clinics & Rank Exams

Clinics & Rank Exams

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

Annual Events

Annual Events

Regional, National and International Events including clinics, tournaments and camps.

Maritime IKD News

Say up to date with News and Events in the Maritime IKD.

Maritime IKD Tournament πŸ—“

Saturday, November 18 @ Cumberland North Academy,

Registration deadline:                  Tuesday, November 14 by 9pm

Registration details:                      Name, Dojo, Rank (specific Kyu/Dan), Age (on November 18), Gender

Cost:                                                     $10 PER PERSON

Schedule:    9:00 am Judge Refresher/training – Brown & Black Belts age 13+

                        10:00am setup for actual tournament

                        10:30am -5pm Tournament – Order: Individual Kata, Team Kata, Team Bunkai, Individual Kumite

Volunteers needed to do scorekeeping and timekeeping.

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS: (Separate Youth VS Adult and some by gender and/or rank depending on age/level and registration numbers)

  • Beginner: 9th Kyu (White), 8th Kyu (Yellow)7th Kyu (Orange)
    • Kata elimination: Heian Shodan flag system (2 perform simultaneously)
    • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
    • Kumite: Sanbon – jodan, chudan, gedan/counter attack
  • Intermediate: 6th Kyu (Green), 5th Kyu (Blue), 4th Kyu (Purple)
    • Kata elimination: Heian Yondan flag system
    • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
    • Kumite: Ippon – jodan, chudan, mae-geri (no kekomi attack, no penalty for same counter attacks)
  • Advance: 3rd Kyu, 2nd Kyu, 1st Kyu (Brown)
    • Kata elimination: Heian Nidan to Tekki Shodan flag system
    • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
    • Kumite eliminations: Jiyu ippon kumite (no contact allowed); no kekomi/mawashi-geri attack, no penalty for same counter attacks; Favorite sides for each attack. However, once announced attacker cannot change sides.
    • Kumite Finals: Jiyu kumite (no contact allowed)
  • Black Belts
    • Kata elimination: Heian Nidan to Tekki Shodan flag system
    • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
    • Kumite Eliminations & Finals: Jiyu kumite


  • Team Kata & Team Bunkai
    • Tentatively by age group Youth and Adult
    • Mixed Genders/ranks allowed


New Schedule and Pricing in Amherst

Summer is almost over and time to go back to karate!

Regular Schedule will resume Thursday September 7

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Youth Class4:00 pm
Advanced – Brown & Black5:00 pm
Teen & Adult6:00 pm

Our training fees haven’t changed since 2019 but the costs have increased, so its time for a new fee schedule.

We are switching to a Semester program, there are four 3 month semesters in a year starting in September.

The new standardized fee:

  • Youth (under 13) will be $125 per Semester (includes HST), payable within the first 2 weeks.
  • Teen & Adults will be $175 per Semester (includes HST), payable within the first 2 weeks.

Discounts available to families of more than 2 members, and to those that pay annually.

Monthly fees can be made available.

The advanced class on Sundays will move to Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm starting September 9

We are also planning on adding some new programs on Saturday morning:

  • Family Class – an opportunity to train at the same time
  • Silver Tigers – for those 50+
  • Self Defence – once a month during advanced class timeslot.

Best regards,

Sensei David & Janice

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