June 15th, 2017
We begin our Summer Schedule starting Monday, June 19th. Children's Classes are on hold until Sept. 12th. See our Summer Training Schedule here...
May 8th, 2017
We are saddened to hear of student Mike Ferrara's sudden passing on May 3, 2017 from a vehicle accident.
ISKA Black Belt College
in Fresno, CA, 1-4pm
ISKA Sierra Camp
in Fish Camp, CA (near Yosemite)
Kata of the Month
May & June: Suishu & Gankaku
949 Grant Street, Suite B
Benicia, California 94510
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About Shotokan Karate
Shotokan Karate originated in Okinawa, a small island south of Japan. It was popularized in Japan by Gichin Funakoshi in the 1950s. The name "Shotokan" comes from the name "Shoto," which was Funakoshi's pen name, meaning 'waving or billowing pine'. Shotokan Karate is a traditional martial art. This means that improvements in character and mental discipline are as important as physical skill, if not more so.
Shotokan Karate is meant to be accessible to all, including, women, children, and those with or without great athletic ability. The Shotokan Karate Academy (SKA) offers a caring, safe environment where children and adults can learn the art of karate.
Its practice leads to:
Stop by for a Free Class
If you've never had any exposure to martial arts before, we know the first time can be a little intimidating, let alone if you don't exericse very regularly. Just stepping in the dojo is the HARDEST part.
We have a welcoming environment where we gradually teach new students the basics, giving individuals the time and guidance that they need to feel comfortable and to excel.
Stop by for free, no commitment class. No experience necessary. We welcome those who would feel more comfortable observing first and also if you have previously practiced karate or some other martial art elsewhere.
You can view our current class schedule here or give us a call to find out more. (707) 745-1275