James Hawkes, Hanshi, 9th Dan Karate, is Co-Director of the UNITED STATES KARATE ALLIANCE, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hanshi Hawkes, a long time student and member of the late Hanshi Robert A. Trias and his United States Karate Association, and had served as a USKA Regional Director and a member of the Trias International Society. Hanshi Hawkes serves as a member of the IKKF Executive Board.