Welcome

Welcome to the official homepage of the Amherst Shotokan Karate group. Amherst Shotokan Karate is affiliated with Shotokan Karate of America, and we've been practicing in the Pioneer Valley for over 35 years!

Please explore our site to learn more. Karate is for EVERYONE, and we're always accepting new members. We're happy to answer questions about our karate group any time.

What is Shotokan Karate of America?

Shotokan Karate of America is a nonprofit organization that has been teaching traditional karate-do in the United States since 1955. 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.