THE NEXT THREE WEEKS:

DAILY schedule of ZOOM practices during the pandemic
Growing schedule of Zoom practices - wonderful to make practice with others during physical isolation.

11-06-2021: YODAN PRACTICE and OPEN DISCUSSION VIA ZOOM
SHOTOKAN KARATE OF AMERICA YODAN PRACTICE and OPEN DISCUSSION VIA ZOOM (Godans are welcome to participate) ZOOM meeting information will be sent out shortly. Practice for Yodans and Godans ONLY!!! Saturday, November 6th 10:00am - 11:30am PST - Yodan Practice (Godans ...
11-07-2021: GODAN PRACTICE and OPEN DISCUSSION VIA ZOOM
SHOTOKAN KARATE OF AMERICA GODAN PRACTICE and OPEN DISCUSSION VIA ZOOM ZOOM meeting information will be sent out shortly. Sunday, November 7th 10:00am - 11:30am PST - Godan Practice, led by Ron Thom 11:30am - 12:30pm PST - Open Discussion, ...

image Ohshima Sensei’s New Year Message for 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rZSIWMr8OM
image Jion with Dom Pizoli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkX6GEjAMVI Godan Dom Pizoli led Jion practice in Philadelphia during March, 2016
image Hip Replacement?
I am 53 years old. I started practicing in 2012.   Leading up to my Shodan testing in 2017, I practiced long and hard. I believe this led to a hip injury that my doctors tell me ...
image Mark Kohagura on Ma
So, what exactly is ma? How are we to interpret, digest and instruct on ma, which by its very nature is so subjective? There are stages and parameters for success in achieving an understanding of ...
image Craig Hamman (August 13, 1962–October 9, 2020)
Craig Hamman passed away suddenly in his sleep on October 9, 2020, while camping at Crested Butte, Colorado. Craig started practicing in the early 1980s, received his yodan in 2000, and continued practicing until a shoulder ...
image Virtual Extended Training, February 23–27, 2021
The mission of Shotokan Karate of America is “to preserve, perpetuate and advance the legacy of Shotokan Karate for the betterment of the lives of those who train,” and that’s exactly what a small group ...
image Godan Marty Cullenward Visits Twin Falls Dojo
Shotokan Karate of America has done an outstanding job encouraging its members to continue practicing during this pandemic through various senior-led Zoom practices, but I have to admit that there is an ineffable quality to ...
image Israel 50th Anniversary
April 2, 2021 Israel Shotokan Ohshima Dojo is happy to announce our late 50th anniversary Event and a Special Training. The Special Training will start on Sunday, November 28th 2021 and will end on Wednesday morning, December ...
image Being a Dojo Leader During COVID-19
As we all continue to socially distance and to keep the safety of our members foremost in our minds, many of us are thinking of ways to keep our juniors engaged in practice and to ...
image SOD Capital Fund Nears Goal!
The Shotokan Ohshima Dojo Capital Fund was started many years ago. The goal was to build an endowment fund to pay for the maintenance of the SOD in perpetuity. Over the years our progress was ...
image Women’s Practice 2020
It seems like a lifetime ago, but it has only been two and a half months since March 7, 2020, when my friend and fellow karateka, Sonia, and I left before the crack of dawn ...