Welcome To The American Isshinryu Association
The American Isshinryu Association (AIKA) is made up of Isshinryu karate-ka that want to excel in their art without boundaries.
The A.I.K.A. was founded in 1999 with many goals in mind. One is to standardize testing while keeping an eye toward quality and ability. We believe that the time table for testing should be based on ability. If an infant is walking by seven months we do not wait until he or she is two years old to officially recognize it. The same is true in any martial art. If the karate-ka is proficient enough to hold a higher grade or Dan then that ability should be recognized.