The Phoenix Karate-do Association was founded at Mount St. Mary’s University in 1981 by Dan S. Soller. The Association has a historic legacy with Virginia kyokushin karate USA and our first Kancho, Raymond Elmore. The Association celebrated its 30th USA Summer Camp in 2013. The Association’s main branches are in Maryland (USA), New Jersey (USA) and Kyiv (Ukraine).
The Phoenix Karate-do Association Kyokushinkai International is a traditional karate organization that trains in the Kyokushin style. The Association is one of the USA’s oldest continuously active international Kyokushin organizations with a proud legacy rich in history, quality and community. The Association continues to bring together, year after year, an exceptional and diverse group of active Yudansha and aspiring Mudansha.