The American Okinawan Karate Association (AOKA) is a membership based organization comprising of individuals, dojos and orga
nizations that have a common interest in traditional Okinawan Isshin Ryu Karate. It functions for the mutual benefit of its members, serves as a center of support, and promotes Isshin Ryu Karate nationally and internationally.
Become a member
The American Okinawan Karate Association (AOKA) is the first and the only Isshin Ryu organization recognized by our founder, Tatsuo Shimabuku. We are a professionally managed association of Traditional Okinawan Isshin Ryu Karate practitioners, clubs and organizations from around the world.
Membership--and active participation--in the AOKA is open to everyone regardless of rank or organizational affiliation. We are dedicated to providing educational opportunities for our members, their schools and the instructors.