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    Effective immediately, the SKA COVID policy is being updated to an honor system as follows: Stay away from group practice if one has symptoms, or suspects they may emerge with symptoms should there be known exposure to someone with COVID. Vaccination is still strongly recommended.  Proof of vaccination is no longer required to participate in […]

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.

10-07-2022: Bobby Bird (godan, Memphis) leading 3 sessions in Portland, Oct 7-8
Bobby Bird, godan, from Memphis Dojo, will be leading three trainings in October in Portland, OR.  Dates & Times:  Friday, Oct 7, 6:30 pm  Saturday Oct 8, 9:30 am & 4:15 pm Cost:  $15 per session Participants are invited to join Bobby ...
10-08-2022: SOD – Open Practice
SHOTOKAN OHSHIMA DOJO OPEN PRACTICE - ALL RANKS WELCOME Lead by:  John Teramoto, ShihanSaturdayOctober 8th, 202211:00am - 1:00pm Fee:  Donations are welcome. Overnight Lodging at SOD:  To help with travel costs, staying overnight at SOD is possible on Friday ...

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 In Memory of Luc Vilain (Aug 20, 1938–October 12, 2021)
An exceptional karateka, Dr. Luc Vilain, age 83, died on October 12, 2021. Luc was a life member of SKA/CSK and had completed 50 Special Trainings. Luc was, at one time, a regular at Midwest ...
image West Coast Heralds Return of Annual Summer Special Training
The glow of West Coast Summer Special Training still shines for 61 participants, months after they made their final mokuso of the four-day training in June. Reestablishing Summer Special Training in 2022 after a three-year absence ...
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 2022 Photo Calendars – Order Soon!
Members were invited to submit photos for the SKA/CSK Calendar and we received some great images!  CLICK HERE TO ORDER We started the photo calendars in 2009 and they’ve sold out every year so get your order in ...
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 ...