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American Karate Academies National Association

American Karate Academies National Association (AKANA) was founded by 10th Dan Grandmaster Jerry C. Piddington.  Hanshi Dan McCall, 9th Dan, is Vice President of AKANA and has earned the title of "Supreme Warrior." Shihan Ricky Smith, 8th Dan, serves as the Chief Instructor of AKANA.  Every member of SideKick Karate can apply for an AKANA membership and receive a patch and a membership card or certificate signed by Grandmaster Piddington, Hanshi Dan McCall and Shihan Ricky Smith.  For more information, visit