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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
          johnny@coffeefire.com

Or Join our Google Group here. 
 
For questions regarding Y membership and fees, contact:
The Central YMCA
(408) 298-1717
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