Week of Gradings

The Maritime IKD is have gradings throughout the region for the following week. Good luck to everyone testing.

Today, members of the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy were tested by Shihan David and Shihan Janice Pyke. Congratulations to those that received new Kyu ranks. Also congratulations to those that received new Black Belt levels.

  • Sensei Enid Schaller, 3rd Dan
  • Wade Abbott, 2nd Dan
  • Lance Kaplan, 1st Dan
  • Sensei Norm Robitza – 5C National Examiner

There will be more tests throughout the week. Check back for updates.

  • Amherst – Youth grading – Nov 30 – Shihan David & Shihan Janice Pyke
  • PEI Grading – Dec 2 – Shihan David & Shihan Janice Pyke
  • Moncton/Riverview Grading – Dec 4 – Shihan David & Shihan Janice Pyke and Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai (virtually)
  • Sackville – Dec 5 – Sensei Norm Robitza

Riverview Karate hosting Event 🗓

To celebrate their 1st year anniversary, Riverview East Karate will be hosting a martial arts demo on Friday, Oct. 29th at the Coverdale Rec Center. This is a fundraiser for PROkids and some training equipment. Following the demo, they will also be having a kids Halloween costume party with live music from the Basement Rockers. Very fortunate to have local martial arts groups support each other and this event. You will see demonstrations from full contact karate, judo, boxing, Taekwondo, ju-jutsu, ninjitsu and Riverview East Karate. Get your tickets for $10, as this event is expected to SELL OUT.

PEI adds new location

On September 24th, PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku will be adding a new location. Sensei Roy Stewart will be starting a new club on Saturday mornings at Mount Stewart Consolidated School, 120 Main Street, Mount Stewart.

Classes will be for ages 6 & up and will run from 9am-10am.

The cost for classes will be $15 per month.

The Charlottetown dojo will remain open with a slightly different schedule.

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 5:50pm-6:40pm – white-orange belts
  • 6:50-7:40pm – white to purple belts
  • 7:45-8:45 – brown belts and above as well as any adult beginners

Saturday will remain the same with only the Practical Karate/Self Defence class time adjusting to 10:45am-12pm.

Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy Fall Schedule and Beginners Classes

The Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy will be returning to a regular class schedule as of Sept 7. Beginners classes will start the following week on Sept 14. Contact Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy for information on beginners classes.


  • 3:30 – 5:00pm – Advanced Training (Brown & Black Belts)


  • 4:00 – 5:00pm – Youth Class (7-12)
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm – Brown & Black Belts
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm – Adult & Teens Class


  • 4:00 – 5:00pm – Youth Class
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm – Brown & Black Belts
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm – Adult & Teens Class

Riverview East Karate “Battle in the Sand” 🗓

Riverview East Karate presents “Battle in the sand” at Parlee Beach on Saturday August 28 at 10:00am. The beach clinic will consist of 30 mins training on the beach followed by a mini goodwill tournament. The tournament will consist of team kumite and every competitor will receive a trophy of either 1st place or 2nd place. The cost to compete will be $20. Students can also attend the clinic for free without competing. we will have photographer there. Talk with your sensei in class if you wish to compete for a trophy! and good luck to all!

Amherst switches to Summer schedule

The Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy has started its transition into the Summer schedule. Last week, Sunday classes and Youth classes went on hiatus for July and August.

July 8th will also be the final Zoom class, for now, as restrictions have been lifted enough to allow students from New Brunswick enter Nova Scotia.

The Summer Schedule for Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy is as follows:

Dojo is open:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 5-6pm open practice
  • 6-7pm instruction

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