The Korean Karate Academy of Alaska is a traditional martial arts club teaching Tang Soo Do in Juneau, Alaska.

Location & Hours

Valley Hours & Location

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: 9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd. (across from the Public Library inside the Mendenhall Mall) Juneau, AK 99801


Downtown Hours & Location

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Location:Juneau Aiki Dojo, 336 1st St., (located behind the Baranof Hotel) Juneau, AK 99801

Contact Us



Instructor: Mike Ban, 6th Dan

Home Phone: 907-789-0345

Cell Phone: 907-209-6842

Email: instructor[at]koreankarateacademyofalaska.org

Upcoming Events

Fall Over 50's Class:

Class Time: Starts October 7. Meets Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Instructor: Jim Wilson.


Cost: $30/month

To register contact: Jim Wilson at 789-0505 or Mike Ban at 789-0345.


Past Events

Tang SOO DO

The origin of Tang Soo Do coincides in time and place with the origin of mankind. The nature of man is filled with conflict, and the struggle between good and evil. Our higher and lower selves are constantly embattled for the domination of individuals and of nations. No man or nation can claim to have invented the martial arts. They are an integral part of what we are and thus the story of the martial arts cannot be separated from the history of man.



Meet the Instructors

Michael Ban received his 1st Dan in 1971. He arrived in Juneau, Alaska in August 1978. In January 1979, Michael Ban started the Juneau chapter of the Korean Karate Academy through the local Community Schools program. The school has attracted and produced many Dans - all of whom brought strength and diversity to the club. Some of them may be instructing you the next time you walk in the door.