Karate practice strengthens the mind, develops composure, a clearer thought process, deeper insight into one’s mental capabilities, and more self-confidence.

      • It strengthens the entire body, improves coordination, quickens reflexes, builds stamina and overall health.
      • It values courtesy, integrity, humility, justice, honor, and self-control.

      If you're looking for a local martial arts academy where students can train in an atmosphere that provides top quality instruction, safety, and an all around positive environment... Shotokan Karate-Do Academy should be your choice.



      Karate means "empty hand", and Karate-Do translates to "the way of Karate or way of life”.Shotokan Karate is a weaponless martial art that is founded on the basic techniques of punching, kicking and blocking,yet there is a deeper aspect to serious Karate training which deals with character development.

    • Shotokan Karate is a way for an individual to realize greater potential and expand the limits of that individual's physical and mental capabilities. It’s an excellent, time-proven method of personal development and remains firmly rooted in a strong martial arts tradition, emphasizing lifetime training for a healthy mind and body, rather than strictly as a sport.

      SKA uses the traditional Shotokan "Dojo Kun" (karate school affirmations) at the end of each class. THe Dojo Kun is intended to remind students to carry the physical, mental, and spiritual discipline and benefits of karate with them out of the dojo (karate school) and into their everyday lives.

      DOJO KUN

      * Seek Perfection Of Character

      Be Faithful


      *Respect Others

      *Refrain from Violent Behavior


    • The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.”

                           -Gichin Funakoshi-

                      Founder of Shotokan Karate