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Shotokan Karate is considered traditional Japanese karate. This style of karate has it's roots in Okinawa, but was brought to Japan by Gichin Funakoshi, after a demonstration in front of the Japanese Emperor. Funakoshi Sensei was a school teacher and poet, whose pen name was Shoto. His style of karate was named after the training hall where he practiced, the house of shoto, the Shoto-Kan. It is a hard, linear style of karate with a focus on self-defense and development of character. It's ultimate aim is the perfection of character through the perfection of technique.

Please feel free to join us if you're interested in learning, or continuing your training. For the current schedule and location, please see the flier posted below. It is a great way to relieve stress, increase your strength and flexibility, and meet new people. Classes are appropriate for all physical and skill levels. Beginners are welcome. For more information, or to be put on our email list, please contact

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Last Updated: January 16, 2018