San Jose Dojo – Shotokan Karate of America

The original nonprofit organization teaching traditional karate in America since 1956


Since we are a non-profit organization, we do not make a profit from selling you uniforms or belts. You may purchase a karate uniform after you have practiced for 2 months or so from any retailer as long as it is a plain, white, karate uniform.

Since newcomers are unaware of where to find retailers, here are some local businesses we know:

Nichi Bei Busan

140 E. Jackson Street, San Jose, CA


Phone: (408) 294-8048

Fax: (408) 294-2158


Business Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.

Alternatively, you can purchase a karate uniform from various online retailers.

Tiger Patch

SKA members are encouraged to sew tiger patches to uniforms. These may be purchased from’s on-line e-store, but to avoid shipping costs, check with a senior who may have extra tiger patches to sell you. tiger patch