Simi Shotokan Karate
Welcome to Simi Shotokan Karate. The Simi Valley dojo is an affiliate of Shotokan Karate of America (SKA), a non-profit organization teaching traditional Karate in the United States since 1955.  SKA has more than 120 dojos in North America as well as in thirteen countries, including Canada, France, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, Curacao, Hong Kong, and Japan.

SKA is dedicated to teaching Karate in the traditional Japanese manner. We welcome adult students of any age and kids from age 7 (pre-karate from age 4). 

You are invited to come by, watch, talk to our instructors, and participate in a practice.
The Simi Valley dojo is located at:

Rancho Santa Susana Community Center
5005 E. Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 584-4400

Class Schedule

  Kids Karate
(age 7-12)
Adult Karate (age 13+) Advanced Karate
 Mon  4:45 - 5:45pm
 6 - 7:30pm 7:30 - 8:30pm
 Wed  4:45 - 5:45pm
 6 - 7:30pm
7:30 - 8:30pm
Pre-Karate (ages 4-6) Mon & Wed at 4 - 4:30pm

Fees:   Monthly to Simi Parks & Recreation
                $50  Pre-Karate (4-6 yrs.)
                $55  7-12 yrs.
                $60  13 yrs. to Adult
                $55  Advanced (by instuctor's permission)

Yearly SKA dues are required for belt gradings: $75 for new members or $100 per year for current white & brown belts.  No contracts.  Worldwide recognized ranks.  No extra charge for gradings. 
Online Registration
Go to, click on Recreation : Classes : Online Registration, and search for "Shotokan" under Simi Activities : Self-Defense to find your class.  Or CLICK HERE to try a shortcut to Simi Activities registration.

Additional classes and practices
As a member of Shotokan Karate America and the Simi Valley dojo, you are entitled to participate in special practices, seminars, and events at our central dojo near Santa Barbara or at other dojos worldwide.

For more information, contact: 
Instructor Bruce Kanegai at


2013 SOD Kids Practice

Kid's practice at the central SKA dojo in Santa Barbara takes place annually. Here participants practice with the head of the SKA organization, Shihan Ohshima Sensei, as well as other Godan black belts. Ohshima Sensei always makes time to sign the kids' belts with their name written in Japanese. 

  Pictures from the Dojo:

 Kids Class (age 7 - 12)  March 2013

 Kanegai Sensei leading the kids class

 Kanegai Sensei with black and brown belt leaders at kids  practice

"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
Simi Shotokan's Annual International Dinner was held on March 27th, 2013. Members brought a dish representing their ethnic origins to share with their karate family. Simi Valley is a culturally diverse community and resulted in a delicious smorgasborg of home cooking from Chilaquiles to Teriyaki chicken and Cedar plank salmon! Yummers. 

  2013 Women's Practice with Ohshima Sensei at the main Ohshima Dojo.


 Empi kata at Masada site during Israel Shotokan’s 40th Anniversary in 2010

Bassai kata practice