Welcome to the Saratoga Dojo of Shotokan Karate of America! Shotokan Karate of America (SKA) is a non-profit organization that has been teaching traditional Karate in the United States since 1955. SKA has more than 120 dojos in North America and is affiliated with national Shotokan organizations in thirteen countries including Canada, France, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, and Hong Kong.

SKA and the Saratoga Dojo are dedicated to teaching Karate in the traditional Japanese manner. We welcome students of any age. Class structure allows for the admittance of new adult students at any time of the year and of new children students at regularly scheduled dates. Members of the Saratoga Dojo participate in regional special events such as clinics, exchange practices, tournaments, and special classes at the Ohshima Dojo lead by Tsutomu Ohshima, the founder and chief instructor of SKA.

Practices are held at:

The Southwest YMCA of Silicon Valley

13500 Quito Road,
Saratoga, California 95070
(408) 370-1877
Day Adults Children
Beginners 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Advanced 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beginners 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Advanced 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Saturdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Craig Hamman demonstrates nagewaza with Johnny Martin

"The ultimate aim of the art of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants."

— Gichin Funakoshi