Best Karate School in Anchorage, AK

Established 1969

50th anniversary in 2019.

2701 Fairbanks Street, Suite 205
(907) 274-0951

2010 – 2011 Officials of the Year in Karate Award

Sensei Tanaka received this award from United States Olympic Committee/ USA Karate at the National Championship in Arlington, Texas on July 17, 2011.


Sensei Tanaka was appointed as Chairman of the USA National Karate Do Federation (USANKF)/ USA Karate Technical Committee in July 2015. This prestigious position is responsible for all aspects of Karate grading under USA Karate/ USANKF and only the most knowledgeable and capable Karate instructor in this country can serve as Chairman. As the head of the Technical Committee, Sensei Tanaka will lead and guide the committee and help in the educational development of karate Do for the United States. Sensei Tanaka has served as a one of the USA referee committee members from 1993 until 2015 and taught and trained thousands of referees in the USA and worldwide. He was the former Referee Committee member of the Pan American Karate Federation (37 countries) and the World Karate Federation (188 countries) Referee Committees.

Shihan Christopher Hodgin was the youngest referee in the USA to get the world’s highest licenses in both Kumite and Kata. To reach this level he had to pass 8 exams at the National level, 3 at the Pan American Continent level (consisting of 37 countries), and 4 licensing exams at the World level ( consisting of 188 countries).


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Since 1969, Sensei Tanaka and Tanaka’s Martial Arts Academy have been committed to educating and teaching students the real purpose of studying Karate and the Martial Arts. Sensei Tanaka is the highest ranking black belt in Alaska and has over 52 years of teaching experience. He is committed toward teaching his students the value of Manners, Respect, and Self-Discipline, important qualities toward improving their character, and helping them to reach any goals they might set in life.

Tanaka’s Martial Arts Academy offers a Little Dragons class (Karate for children in preschool age; between 3 and 5 years old), Kobudo (martial arts weapons class); as well as classes for all ages and skill levels:
Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Adult Karate classes;

Our schedule is flexible and we offer classes six days a week for men, women, children, and families; with professional, friendly, and expert instruction. Private lessons are also available. Visitors are very welcome to watch classes.

Tanaka’s Martial Arts Academy is the the USA Headquarters of Nihon Karate Do Kenwa Kai International and is an affiliate of the USA National Karate-Do Federation (USANKF), which is a member of the United States Olympic Committee. Sensei Tanaka is a former member of the referee councils of the World Karate Federation, the Pan-American Karate Federation. Sensei Tanaka is currently the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the USA National Karate-Do Federation.

He has the world highest Karate Licenses; Kumite Referee A (since 1998) and Kata Judge A (since 1997).

All instructors at Tanaka's Martial Arts Academy are highly experienced, motivated, and dedicated to helping students improve themselves physically and mentally to become the best person possible.

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Sensei Tanaka is the founder and chief Instructor of TANAKA's MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY and has taught Karate in Alaska since 1969
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Sensei Tanaka has produced many National and International Champions and USA Karate Team Athletes.
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Little Dragons Karate for Preschool Age Kids
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