USA Karate Arizona ASO

USA Karate Arizona ASO was founded by Ray Hughes in 2010.

The USA Karate Arizona ASO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. It is the approved sports organization of USA KARATE in the state of Arizona. USA KARATE is the national governing body for both the United States Olympic Committee and the World Karate Federation (WKF).


The vision of this organization is to give every child in the state of Arizona the opportunity to learn life skills through the training of traditional martial arts.

Mission Statement

  1. To give all at risk Arizona youth the opportunity to develop life skills through our Youth Development Program
  2. To operate a sanctioned Arizona Karate Championship competition, which serves as a qualifier for the USA Karate Nationals
  3. To raise funds to help competitors, referees, and coaches attend and compete in the Jr. International Cup, USA Karate Open, and the USA Karate Nationals
  4. To develop great martial artists, world class athletes, certified referees and coaches