About Us

About Us

Shotokan Karate of America

SKA is a nonprofit organization that has been teaching traditional karate-do in the United States since 1955. SKA was founded and is still led by Tsutomu Ohshima. Mr. Ohshima is also recognized as the chief instructor of many other SKA-affiliated national Shotokan organizations worldwide. SKA maintains its national headquarters in Los Angeles.

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 to contribute positively to human history."

Contact information for SKA is as follows:

Shotokan Karate of America

222 S. Hewitt Street, Room 7

Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

Phone: (213) 437-0988

Office hours: M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST)

Email for general questions about SKA, including membership: hq@ska.org

Website: www.ska.org

San Jose Dojo

October 1, 2012 we held our first practice at the Central YMCA. Operating initially as a satellite practice from Saratoga Dojo, San Jose became an official SKA dojo early 2013.

The San Jose Dojo is located at:

The Central YMCA

1717 the Alemada

San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 298-1717

For questions regarding practice, contact:

Johnny Martin


Or Join our Google Group here.

For questions regarding Y membership and fees, contact:

The Central YMCA

(408) 298-1717