Don DePree

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CSULB Shotokan Karate Club is affiliated with Shotokan Karate of America (SKA), a nonprofit organization that has been teaching traditional karate-do in the United States since 1955.

Tsutomu Ohshima is the chief instructor of Shotokan Karate of America and many other SKA-affiliated dojos and university clubs worldwide. Under the direction of Mr. Ohshima, SKA has grown to one of the world's largest and most respected martial arts organization with over 100 dojos in the United States, and affiliate organizations and international dojos in 17 countries.

Upcoming Events @ CSULB

April 5 - CSULB/CSUF Exchange Practice
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: CSULB Dojo (KIN 60)
We have the honor of having Godan Tom Muzila lead this month's exchange practice. Mr. Muzila was a former club instructor at CSUF. We are privilege to have him back to lead a practice with CSULB and CSUF members.

April 11 - 1000 Kicks
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: CSULB Dojo (KIN 60)
Details:     Following the 1000 Punches practice. Get ready for 1000 maegiri. People of all experience levels are welcome to come practice their front kicks with us!

April 16 - "Mock Grading"
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: CSULB Dojo (KIN 60)
In preparation for rank testing, candidates will be given an opportunity to participate in a  “mock grading” session @ CSULB. This session will go over specific topics and guides to assist candidates in their belt examinations.

April 18 - Belt Grading/Kyu Test
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: CSULB Dojo (KIN 60)
Details:     Members of all skills levels are invited to grade for their rank. Kyu Test will consist of kihon (basics), kata (forms), & kumite (sparring).

All participants must have their SKA and CSULB Shotokan Karate Club membership dues current. For information on Belt Grading, please visit:

April 19 - Fighting Seminar
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: CSULB Dojo (KIN 60)
Details: Whether you're new or experienced, come brush up on your sparring skills!

April 27 - SoCal Black & Brown Belt Practice
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CSULB Dojo (KIN 60)
Details: A combined black belt/brown belt practice led by godan James Uyeda. Emphasis will be placed on the kata, kihon, and kumite drills featured on the monthly training calendar. All southern California black/brown belts and visiting black/brown belts from other regions are encouraged to attend!

For more info and for future events see our calendar or our Facebook Page!

SKA Events

**Members who join Shotokan Karate of America (SKA) are allow to attend any SKA seminars/clinics, special practices, & other functions.

April 12 - SOD Jiyu Kumite Clinic
Leader: Godan Greg Scott
Time: 9:30am to 12:00pm; & 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Shotokan Ohshima Dojo

April 13 - SOD Nidan Practice
Leader: Ohshima Sensei
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Shotokan Ohshima Dojo

April 13 - SOD Officials Clinic
Leader: Ohshima Sensei
1:00pm - 2:00pm (immediately following Nidan Practice)
Location: Shotokan Ohshima Dojo

April 26 - SOD Central Coast Jiyu Kumite Tournament

10:30 am - Registration
11:00 am - Mandatory meeting
12:00 pm - Tournament starts

Location: Shotokan Ohshima Dojo
Details: There will be white, brown, black belt and women’s divisions

See SKA for more specific information.