Ring Directors Needed!
TKA students (including family and friends): we need ring directors to help call names, keep score, etc. at the ERKC. Must be 14 yrs. or older, no martial arts experience necessary. We will train you! Benefits include school service hours and waived competitor fee. Check with your instructor or call our office at 301-840-9262.
Tompkins Karate Association (TKA) offers the finest martial arts instruction to thousands of students at over 30 class locations each week. Students develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and physical fitness while learning traditional martial arts taught using modern learning theory and techniques. TKA develops students with a sense of self-confidence, responsibility, and respect for self and others. All while having a great time.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you can't find the answer there, please call our office at 301.840.9262. Stop by one of our class locations and talk to the instructors. We welcome you to sit on the sidelines and observe a class or two. Or, jump right in. We have classes starting approximately every 10 to 12 weeks.
Our goal is to provide the finest instruction in traditional martial arts using modern learning theory and techniques. TKA strives to help students develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and physical fitness. We encourage a sense of self-confidence, responsibility, and respect for self and others.
Students can obtain black belt ranks, participate in tournaments at intramural and national levels, receive instruction in traditional weapons, attend seminars in the martial arts, and learn to instruct underbelt students.
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