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.

02-11-2023: Black Belt Council Convention
Dear Shotokan Karate of America Black Belts, We hope this notice finds you healthy and well!  We are returning to an in-person Black Belt Council Convention and Practice. The 2023 BBC Convention & Practice is scheduled ...
02-12-2023: Black Belt Practice
Dear Shotokan Karate of America Black Belts, We hope this notice finds you healthy and well!  We are returning to an in-person Black Belt Council Convention and Practice. The 2023 BBC Convention & Practice is scheduled ...
02-24-2023: Canada West Winter Special Training
The Canada Shotokan Karate West Winter Special Training will be held from February 24-26, 2023 at Camp Elphinstone.   We need everyone attending to fill in the enclosed forms (or log in to https://canadashotokan.org, go to the "Members ...
02-26-2023: SoCal Black/Brown Belt Practice
LEADER:  TBD DATE / TIME:  February 26th. From: 10AM to 12noon LOCATION:  Garden Grove Shotokan                        10102 Stanford Avenue                          ...

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 Midwest Fall Special Training in Kansas City
During the pandemic I had the good fortune of taking classes with Mike Lyon via Zoom, and I fell in love with his beautifully designed dojo. When the fall Special Training was announced, I didn’t want to ...
image Godan Bobby Bird Leads Practice in Portland
One of the benefits of online practices during the pandemic was the ability to receive instruction from a variety of seniors. Each one had their own way of teaching and explaining techniques. I know my ...
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 2023 Photo Calendars – Order Now!
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 ...