Indoor Training!

The rumors are true! We have arranged to resume indoor training at the Club Tampa Palms location, effective July 1, 2021. Please note that we do NOT have Tuesday after all… We are working on alternative locations.

Here is the new <tentative> schedule:

Monday7:15 – 8:45 PMIntermediate+Club Tampa Palms
Thursday8:30 – 9:30 PMAdvanced Club Tampa Palms
Saturday4:00 – 5:15 PMAll Ranks Club Tampa Palms
Effective July 1, 2021

Address: Club Tampa Palms, 16402 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647

Phone: (813) 979-9595

Please note that this schedule is likely to change as we assess our attendance during the transition back to normal …

Special JKA-WFA and JKA-HQ Training Sessions!


Open TrainingJune 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM (ET)
JKA-HQ Training SessionJune 12, 2021 at 8:00 PM (ET)


Open TrainingAll ranks
JKA-HQ Training SessionBrown / Black Belts


Open TrainingZoom (link TBA)
JKA-HQ Training SessionZoom (2nd link TBA)


Open Training$10 per student
JKA-HQ Training Session$20 per student (includes Open Training at no additional charge)

Ready to sign up??

To register and pay, click below


Please note that there will be no refunds

This is a great opportunity for all JKA-WFA students to participate!

COVID Diary Day #1

March 23, 2020 – Day #1 – Our New Normal?

With the gyms closed, camp postponed, and muscles needing work, we have begun to explore alternatives!

Yesterday, we trained on the grass outside Club Tampa Palms, enjoying a nice breezy class, maintaining recommended social distances, having a fun and productive (if a bit “gnatty”) workout. (Note to self, bring bug spray…)

Tate, Colt and Kurt showed off their improved kihon and katas while training in sneaks and sunglasses .… brought back fond memories of Serene training so fashionably with her purse! 😊

With the growing potential for a stay-home order or other restrictions, I’m eagerly open to all ideas for possible “virtual” classes, whether via platform like Zoom (thanks to Lt Col Matthaidess) or Skype.

Let’s be creative, fellow karate-ka/pandemic travelers!

On another note, I’ve tossed out a “COVID Silver Lining Challenge” to my number #3 son to identify a positive potential for every new restriction or downturn.

Extra credit if it can include an opportunity to help someone 😊  I went first:  “I never got to go to school in my underwear!” “Game on!!”

Stay vertical and keep moving! Inertia breeds inertia!