949 Grant Street, Suite B
Benicia, California 94510
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March 16th Update:
Due to concerns over the SARS-Covid-19 outbreak, we are temporarily suspending classes through April 7th. At that point, we will reassess the situation and make a further determination regarding in-person classes.
We are working on providing virtual instruction and will be making an announcement in the next few days so that students will be able to continue training on their own. Stay tuned!
Please contact us if you any questions!
Stay healthy and keep vigilant with hand washing and cleaning,
Sensei Rick Llewelyn
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:
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