AJKA-I USA Camp 2018

Dear Friends in Shotokan,

Join us in 2018, from June 21 to 24 in Doylestown, PA, for 3 nights and 4 days of the best Shotokan Karate training anywhere!

FOR INSTRUCTORS – 4-days of the AJKA-I’s internationally accredited Instructor training Program of theory and drills to take away

FOR STUDENTS OF ALL RANKS – Training and instruction for students of all levels

FOR COMPETITORS – 2 days of youth and senior competition training

NEW!!  FOR DOJO OWNERS – Seminars on Motivational Speaking.

NEW!!  FOR KIDS – A 2-day “Karate Kids” mini-camp. Drop your child off in the morning and pick them up after dinner. Chaperones will be watching and playing games with your child in between training.

Family, spouses, and children are all welcome!

Leading this year’s camp will be the following AJKA-I instructors:

  • Leslie Safar, 9th dan – AJKA-I Technical Director and Chief Instructor, Europe
  • Edmond Otis, 8th dan – AJKA-I Chairman and North America Chief Instructor
  • Sal Lopresti, 8th dan – AJKA-I Director of Club Development and Recruitment
  • Avi Azoulay, 7th dan – AJKA-I National Technical Committee
  • Lazlo Csakvari, 7th dan – AJKA-I/EU National Coach
  • Rob DeAngelis, 7th dan – AJKA-I National Technical Committee
  • Kevin Warner, 7th dan – AJKA-I National Technical Committee


Please read below for camp logistics and information. Feel free to contact me directly at 215-519-9310 or DEANGELIS@AJKAI-USA.com  for further information.

Yours in Shotokan,

Rob DeAngelis

AJKA-I USA Camp 2018 – General Information

AJKA-I USA Camp takes place at Delaware Valley University, in Doylestown, PA


DelVal is located 30 miles north of Philadelphia. The Septa R5 train (www.septa.org) runs from Philadelphia airport; no rental car is needed. The Doylestown Rushbus (www.rushbus.org) is also available for transportation in and around Doylestown

Register Early! Space is limited!

Credit Cards– YES! We take credit cards – either register on-line or use the camp application form.

Camp dates are June 21 to 24, 2018.  Those of you who have been to Camp Shotokan before know that we train hard and play hard!

As in previous years, campers are welcome to bring non-training family and friends (at a big discount off regular camp prices.) for a great weekend in Historical Bucks County.

What To Bring: Shorts, t-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, sandals, a light jacket or sweatshirt for the evening will be perfect. Also, bring towels and personal items, cameras and phone chargers, and cards, games, etc. BRING 2 UNIFORMS.

Your camp fees include everything you need: shared double, quad-room or a 6 person room with AC, WIFI and private bathrooms, three all-you-can-eat meals a day, all training fees, and a complimentary camp T-shirt.

Again, Please Register Early! By intention, this isn’t a big camp and we pride our selves on maintaining a very low instructor/student ratio. Space is limited!

More information? Call 215-519-9310 or deangelis@ajkai-pa.com.

AJKA-I USA Camp 2018 – Training Schedule

Each camp follows a specific over-all training theme, which changes from year to year. The theme is decided by senior instructors at camp and introduced during the first training sessions.

Please note that in order to expose participants to as many instructors as possible, most of the two hour sessions will be led jointly by two of our senior instructors (1 hour each).

Our schedule is as follows:


3:00 – 5:00     Arrival and check-in
5:30 – 6:30     Dinner
7:00 – 8:30     Training (all levels)


8:00 – 9:00       Breakfast
10:00 – 11:15   Training (by Level & Interest)
12:00 – 1:00     Lunch
1:30 – 2:45       Training (by Level & Interest)
3:30 – 4:30       Training (by Level & Interest)
4:30 – 6:00       Dan Testing
5:30 – 6:30       Social Media Seminar
6:30 – 8:00       CAMP DINNER


8:00  – 9:00                      Breakfast
10:00 – 11:15                   Training (by level & interest)
12:00 – 1:00                     Lunch
1:30 – 2:45                       Training (by level & interest)
3:30 – 4:30                        Training (by level & interest)
5:00 – 6:00                        Social Media Seminar
6:30 – 7:30                       Dinner


7:00 – 8:00                       Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30                     Final Workout / Awards
11:00 – 12:00                   Farewell

Get Directions


DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY is located at         


  • 53 min from PHL Airport
  • 1 hr and 23 min from EWR Airport

2 hrs and 4 min from JFK Airport


2018 – Fees and Rates:

Fees include – everything you need for camp: shared double or triple-room with AC, WIFI and private bathrooms, three all-you-can-eat meals a day, all training fees.

Complimentary camp T-shirt (full campers ONLY) and group photo.

Full camp: June 21 to 24 (3 nights | 4 days) – $475.00
Guests (non-training. Food and Room.) – $300.00
4 Days (training and food) – $400.00

2 Days (2 nights | 3 days)  – $420.00
Guests (Room and Food.) – $250.00
2 Days (Training and Food) – $350.00

1 Day (1 nights | 2 days) – $310.00
Guests (Room and Food) – $200.00
1 Day (Training and Food) – $255.00

Kids Camp Special – $100 per day (including all classes and lunch).


ADULT – $25.00
CHILDREN UNDER 12 – $15.00

Classes only:  Per class: $70.00

Note: Sorry, we will need to charge a $40.00 late fee for all registrations received after May 21, 2018

Please fill out this form to register online, or download mail in form here.

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Non AJKA Members – Add $25 per camp package surcharge on the above fees.