My name is Georges Aschkar Jr. I am native to the West Indies. More specifically Cap Haitian, Haiti. In 1964 at the age of 11, I immigrated to the United States of America, and attained citizenship by the age of 18. I have been happily married for 40 years with two wonderful children, Badyr and Yumi. With a desire for learning and despite many adversities, I successfully completed my undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn New York, with a degree in Computer Sciences.
My life long passion for Karate began at the age of 14. Initially, I studied karate under the legendary Master, Sensei Toyotaro Myiazaki. With the hunger to harness my passion for karate I decided to open my own karate school in 1979 in Queens Village, New York. I went on to become the Director of the Karate Instructors Program at LIU Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn New York, from 1997-1999. During that time I also co-authored many karate books that are presently on the market with Dr. Milorad Stricevic covering basic to sweeping techniques. Currently, I hold a Hachidan, or 8th degree black belt. I’ve had the privilege and honor to teach and promote over 250 black belts, many of whom have gone on to open their own schools.
In 2006, I co-founded the Haitian Sports Foundation that helps children ages 7 – 17 in karate, soccer, basketball and track and field. This foundation is a non for profit 501-C3 which I am currently the Treasurer. In 2008 to present, I founded the NYTKL or New York Traditional Karate League. Through this non-profit organization my peers in the martial arts world and I have assisted our athletes in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We are very unique in the traditional karate world in the way that we honor our athletes, coaches and volunteers. In our yearly banquet our athletes, coaches and volunteers are honored at the close of each season. We have also organized a scholarship program, which assists our young karate-ka’s to pursue their academic goals in college.