Monday, Friday 6:15 - 7:45 PMThe Central YMCA
1717 the Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Beginners should wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity such as a t-shirt and shorts or yoga pants. After attending for a couple of months you may be interested in uniforms
Both the Central YMCA and SKA permit you to try practicing first without paying.
Please do not abuse these generous offers made to newcomers who want to try first. Regular members should understand that keeping SKA and YMCA memberships up to date must be considered part of your karate-do practice.
Shotokan Karate of America is a non-profit organization that has been teaching traditional karate-do in the United States since 1955. SKA was founded and is still led by Tsutomu Ohshima. SKA has more than 120 dojos in North America, and is affiliated with national Shotokan organizations in thirteen countries, including Canada, France, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Japan.
SKA is dedicated to teaching Karate in the traditional Japanese manner. We welcome adult students 16 and older, although younger may be considered with prior instructor approval. Class structure allows for the admittance of new adult students at any time of the year.