Japanese Shotokan Karate-Do Association


(Please click on the “Events” tab to see the listing of special events, holidays, links to photos and training opportunities currently scheduled for the JSKA Central Dojo)

 Welcome to the Japanese Shotokan Karate-Do Assn. - J.K.A.  (JSKA)

The JSKA is committed to teaching traditional Shotokan Karate   Training at the JSKA is directly influenced by teachings of the Japan Karate Association (JKA). Current JSKA instructors have had direct training by JKA instructors.  Classes consist of the three basic areas of training, Kihon (basics), Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring).

Training at the JSKA is vigorous, athletic and technical.  All students are encouraged to develop their potential, both physically and mentally.  Discipline, honor and integrity apply not only on the dojo training floor but in all aspects of everyday life.

Training is applicable for all age groups, with emphasis on the elements of self-defense.  Participation in sport tournaments is limited.  Although a test of one’s abilities against unknown opponents, the rules of engagement are prescribed. The challenges of real life are not prescribed - one must prepare oneself for these challenges through strength of character and perseverance.

“The biggest competitor you will face is yourself.  You have to get up every morning, you have to train and you have to grow.  ..To practice to beat another is relatively easier.”  (reference: Essays on Karate-do by James V. Morrone, Jr.).

Come join us! Get physically fit, relieve stress, as well as develop your ability to defend yourself and loved ones.