Our dojo was founded in 1994 and continues to be led by David Altman, fifth degree black belt (Godan / Highest SKA Rank) student of Tsutomu Ohshima, founder of Shotokan Karate of America. Our members enjoy a close, direct link to ancient masters of martial arts through Mr. Ohshima and his direct instructor, Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate. We strive together to fortify our minds and bodies; perfect our character; and faithfully transmit the art to future generations. Karate can be practiced by everyone, at any age! No special equipment is needed. Practice is designed to focus and sharpen the mind — developing awareness, courage, fortitude, and deeper understanding. Led by a clear mind, one vitalizes the entire body — improving balance, efficiency of movement, breathing, and overall health. Karate practice emphasizes spiritual values of courtesy, integrity, humility, selflessness, justice, honor, and self-control. The study of karate benefits one in all areas of life. Please visit our website https://unl.ska.org for more information including the most up-to-date practice times and event information.
Shotokan Karate of America Club