Shotokan Karate Center (SKC), an internationally known organization, was established in Northern Virginia in 1982. Our organization was the representative of the Japan Karate Association (JKA), known as the JKA of VA, until SKC left the JKA organization in 2006. With Master Enoeda’s blessing, Mazhari Sensei chose the SKC name in continuity of Master Keinosuke Enoeda’s legacy and in memory of Sensei’s years of training at the famed Marshall Street Dojo (London, England) of the same name. . In 2014, the SKC headquarters was re-located to Rapid City, South Dakota.
Shotokan karate, the art of empty hand fighting, is a traditional style of Japanese karate founded by Master Gichin Funakoshi in the early 20th century. Shotokan karate is scientifically proven to provide aerobic, anaerobic, callisthenic and isometric exercise via systematic training.
Classes are offered for beginners to advanced students of all ages and genders. These exhilarating, rejuvenating classes promote overall health and well-being, and are designed for dedicated students who seek to learn karate through intense, traditional training. Amongst countless benefits gained through regular training, the most evident are:
*mental & physical discipline *improved concentration and motor skills
*taking advantage of the body’s natural power *self-awareness, mental alertness and preparedness
*self-confidence and self-control *weight control
*stress management & relaxation
SKC is committed to helping individuals reach their highest potential through the true art of Shotokan Karate. Training under a master like Mazhari Sensei not only fortifies the body and mind, but turns the student’s attention inward, setting the student on the path of self-improvement. In the words of Mazhari Sensei, the true art of Shotokan Karate is the art of finding the real you.