Michael Ban received his 1st Dan in 1971. He arrived in Juneau, Alaska in August 1978. Bruce Massey followed in October of that year.
In January 1979, Michael Ban started the Juneau chapter of the Korean Karate Academy through the local Community Schools program. The two friends have worked side by side since then, establishing a strong traditional club. 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.