Mentorship At The MKA



Are you serious about learning modern self-defense combat skills based on weapon strategies & tactics?

Are you ready to commit to Modern Katana Academy?

Are you interested in personally being mentored as a semi-private student at the MKA?

School Admission Requirements 

Shihan Akrish offers a rare, advanced and cutting-edge self-defense combat strategies & tactics based on counter-strike, super-conditioning.

An initial conversation is required to determine if this is the correct school for you.

The MKA is unlike any other academy of martial arts with its realism and depth of knowledge coupled with a personal, semi-private atmosphere. 

The school curriculum is exclusive to the MKA with its charts, documents and scientific breakdown and explanations of realistic combat.

New students must know and follow the Proper School Etiquette without deviation

A MKA Release Form must be signed before the first class session. 

Important attributes you must adhere to as a MKA Student:

                      • Respect

                      • Self-discipline

                      • Patience

                      • Commitment 

                      • Kindness

                      • Emotional Balance

                      • Clear & Precise Communication Skills

  • Each student must create a personal, school binder with MKA handouts to bring to each lesson along with extra paper and pen for taking notes.
  • The Official MKA Shinai [bamboo sword] is provided by the academy with the first month’s dues. It is specially set-up by Shihan Akrish with a secret Shinai Balm Formula for long-term use and safety.  The Shinai is used for Kihon, Kata & Tatakau Combat Training. Tatakau [Enter Into  Combat] partner-drills strictly utilizes the Shinai for realistic strike, counter-strike training. This is a high percentage of the MKA Curriculum.
  • The Bokken is a training sword the size and shape of a traditional Katana Sword.  It is used for solo, Kata & moderate partner-drill contact. The Official Bokken for the MKA is the Cold Steel 41 & 1/2″ Polypropylene Version for long-term use and safety.
  • School Uniform are black warm-up pants and official  school t-shirt.
  • Other training weapons will be required as a student’s skill level progresses. Examples are the Cold Steel Double Training Wakizashi Set.
  • School Dues: $140.00 per month. First month dues includes an Official MKA Shinai Set-Up by Shihan Akrish with Carry Bag.  No extra costly charges for testing or  belts.   

  • Day, Location: & Time: Saturday late afternoons and, or weeknight evenings. Dojo training sites are conducted outside on the east-side.