NEW ONLINE MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM FOR SKA AND CSK

SKA is in the process of replacing our current membership management system with a vibrant, new online program. We will transition to this new system in late 2023. View the full announcement here.

The new membership management system can be found at https://secure.ska.org/

THE NEXT THREE WEEKS

03-03-2024: Women’s Jiyu and Jiyu-Ippon Kumite
JIYU IPPON AND JIYU KUMITE Leaders: Godans Jane Uyeda & Liny Chan Date: Sunday, March 3rd Time: 11:00 am -12:30 pm Location: Shotokan Ohshima Dojo Ranks: Open to all levels Cost: $10 white belts / $20 brown belts / $30 black ...
03-23-2024: San Jose Jiyu-Kumite Clinic
Curt Wvong will lead a clinic in San Jose 23 March 2024 to introduce and practice jiyu kumite, and to practice officiating skills. All SKA members 16 and over are welcome to attend. Attendees may wish ...
03-23-2024: Twin Falls Dojo – Dave Lechuga
Twin Falls Dojo is going to host Dave Lechuga March 23--24. March 23 (Saturday) 9a-11a Practice  1p-3p Practice Evening - Dinner party at Jesse's house. March 24 (Sunday) 8a-10a (brown/black belts) Cost - $45

image A Note On Gankaku
Jim Sagawa, John Teramoto This month’s senior kata is Gankaku. As announced at the practice following this year’s Black Belt Convention, we should make a change in how we execute step #11 of the kata as ...
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 Breathing In Practice, Kata and Combat
A student recently asked me about breathing and the notion that one should breathe continually outward while performing kata. This isn’t the first time. As martial artists, we’ve been indoctrinated fairly early on the importance ...
image In Memory of Henry Wilkerson (1942–2023)
Henry Wilkerson, former SCKA/SKA senior black belt, longtime Long Beach dojo leader and champion, passed away on September 3, 2023, after a battle with cancer. Henry was born on April 3, 1942, in Tyler, Texas. ...
image Midwest Winter Special Training 2023
"If it hurts, you're doing something wrong." What does that mean and when is that statement valid? I seem to remember my first SKA sensei telling me the statement came from Mr. Ohshima. In 1979–1982 the ...
image Dom Pizoli Visits Chicago: An Intensive Weekend for Sandans
On November 11 and 12, 2023, the Chicago dojo was pleased to have godan Dominick Pizoli, who led a series of practices specifically aimed at sandan-level black belts. Eight participants from the US and Eastern ...
image La Prairie Dojo 50th Anniversary: A Long Tradition Continues
It was with great pride that more than 80 participants from across Eastern Canada gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the La Prairie dojo on November 4, 2023. Jocelyn Bourdeau started the dojo in 1972. ...
image 2023 Black Belt Convention Report
For the first time in three years, black belts from Shotokan Karate of America (SKA) and Canada Shotokan Karate (CSK) were able to gather in person at the Shotokan Ohshima Dojo for the annual Black ...
image 2024 Photo Calendars – Order Now!
Update: January 1, 2024 A few of the 2024 SKA Pictorial Calendars are left! Click HERE to order one now! Thanks so much to those of you who ordered a calendar. Thanks also to the sixteen people who submitted photographs. In ...
image 2023 Brown Belt Practice at the Shotokan Ohshima Dojo
On Saturday, April 1, 2023, brown belts from around the country and Canada gathered for a pair of practices at the Shotokan Ohshima Dojo. Below are two perspectives from those practices. “Oh...yes!” This thought flashed across ...