Chicago Shotokan is an affiliate of Shotokan Karate of America (SKA), a nonprofit organization teaching traditional karate in the United States since 1956. Like our parent organization, our focus is the practice of traditional Shotokan karate, with an emphasis on self defense. We provide quality instruction at affordable rates. Chicago Shotokan has been proudly serving the Chicago area since 1987, and was recognized as SKA’s Central Region Dojo of the year in 2017.
Jewish Community Center
Chicago Shotokan is located on the far north side of the city, near the intersection of Kedzie and Touhy, in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. We practice at the Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Center, which is open to people of all faiths. It is just 5 minutes east of I-94, and is easily accessible from other north side neighborhoods as well as northern suburbs like Evanston, Skokie, Morton Grove, Wilmette, Northbrook, and Winnetka.
Beginners are always welcome to join practice. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, sex, or current physical condition. It is always a great time to start. We encourage those thinking about joining us to try a couple of practices free of charge before signing up to make sure that our practice is a fit for what they are looking for. Information about our practice can be found on this website. If you would like more information about practice, please contact us.