San Jose Dojo – Shotokan Karate of America

The original nonprofit organization teaching traditional karate in America since 1956


Shotokan Karate of America

SKA is a nonprofit organization that has been teaching traditional karate-do in the United States since 1956. SKA was founded and is still led by Tsutomu Ohshima. Mr. Ohshima is also recognized as the chief instructor of many other SKA-affiliated national Shotokan organizations worldwide. SKA maintains its national headquarters in Los Angeles.

The mission of Shotokan Karate of America is “To preserve, perpetuate, and advance the legacy of Shotokan Karate for the betterment of the lives of those who train, and to contribute positively to human history.”

San Jose Dojo

San Jose Dojo is affiliated with Chief Instructor, Tsutomu Ohshima, and the national organization, Shotokan Karate of America. October 1, 2012 we held our first practice at the downtown San Jose YMCA. San Jose became an official SKA dojo early 2013. After a few years searching for the ideal place to make practice, San Jose Dojo settled into its current home at the Yu-Ai Kai Akiyama Wellness Center in Japantown, San Jose, California.

For questions regarding practice please contact:

Johnny Martin
+1 - 408 - 634 - 8655

Contact information for SKA’s national headquarters is as follows:

Shotokan Karate of America
222 S. Hewitt Street, Room 7
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

Phone: (213) 437-0988

Office hours: M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST)

Email for general questions about SKA, including membership: