Karate practice strengthens the mind, develops composure, a clearer thought process, deeper insight into one’s mental capabilities, and more self-confidence. It strengthens the entire body, improves coordination, quickens reflexes, builds stamina and overall health.
How to Begin
Locate the SKA dojo (school) nearest you to observe a practice. Each dojo determines its own affordable practice fee, depending on location and expenses. In SKA there are no contracts to commit to, so beginners are able to explore karate training without pressure.
Find a Dojo
Where can you find us? Here’s the most current map and information about SKA Dojos in the USA plus International Organizations affiliated with founder Tsutomu Ohshima. Contact the one nearest you and get started today!
Highlighted below are some of the benefits of SKA membership. Anyone who becomes a member of SKA will receive: A Student Guide A membership identification card (to be carried with you to all SKA functions) Newsletters In addition to practicing at one’s dojo, the privilege of practicing at SKA dojos across the country and at […]
Why should somebody want to start karate training? There are many reasons, including of course to learn how to defend oneself. Beginners are always welcome in SKA. Regardless of your age, sex, or current physical condition, you can begin karate practice and enjoy it. Mr. Ohshima describes an early formative experience leading to his own […]
Shotokan Karate of America 222 S. Hewitt Street, Room 7 Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA +1-213-437-0988 (9am to 5pm Monday through Friday – Los Angeles) for general questions about SKA including membership for questions about affiliating with SKA (individual dojo or national group) for questions about the SKA website Directory of USA and […]