San Jose Dojo – Shotokan Karate of America

The original nonprofit organization teaching traditional karate in America since 1956

Coronavirus Pandemic Update (as of 14 July 2021)

We have suspended indoor, in-person practices.

Regular members in good standing have been practicing remotely via internet.

Our regular venue for practice is used by Japantown’s elderly, so we do not want to risk infecting those medically compromised persons who might not be eligible to receive the vaccine.


Recently, some members who are fully vaccinated have been making informal outdoor socially distanced practices. However, No children under 12 may practice since our national organization is requiring that only fully vaccinated members may practice together in-person.

Please feel free to contact us for updates, as things may change quickly

Authentic, Traditional Karate for the Mind, Body & Spirit


Please come join our next practice! Our curriculum is designed to incorporate beginners anytime. Ideally, you will practice of karate throughout your life, so it’s never too late to start.


Shotokan Karate of America (SKA) is a non-profit organization teaching traditional Japanese karate-do.


Beginners should wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity such as,

After attending for a couple of months you may be interested in Uniforms.


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Yu-Ai Kai Akiyama Wellness Center
110 E. Jackson St.
San Jose, CA 95112


Day Time Ages
Monday 6:45 - 8:15 PM All1
Friday 6:45 - 8:15 PM All1

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For questions regarding practice, contact:

Johnny Martin
+1 - 408 - 634 - 8655

Special Welcome to SKA Members Worldwide

We offer a warm welcome to members from other SKA dojos or SKA affiliated dojos from other countries. Dojo fees waived if you are only visiting for a few practices and are an SKA member in good standing.

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