Mission Statement, Statement of Values & Executive Board
The American Okinawan Karate Association (AOKA) is defined by a united membership. We come together, from diverse backgrounds and experiences, as a community where we provide leadership, advocacy and resources that promote martial arts excellence and quality.
We adhere to the highest ethical standards because of our commitment to our membership and the art of karate. We define ourselves through our conduct that set us apart from other organizations. We honor the members with a duty and stewardship to carry out AOKA’s mission. We embrace transparency, openness and responsibility in our work and in all our actions.
AOKA's mission is to promote education in the field of traditional Isshinryu Karate and to be a member based, value providing organization. We will work with all Isshin Ryu organizations and practitioners for the betterment of Isshin Ryu Karate.
Our vision is to lead the field of traditional Isshin Ryu organizations and serve as a tradition within the martial arts. Our vision and values are built on a foundation of widely shared principles. They are: COMMUNITY – RESPECT – INTEGRITY - SERVICE