About Us

Shotokan Karate of America
SKA 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. 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."

Contact information for SKA 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: hq@ska.org
Website: www.ska.org
Sacramento Dojo

Contact Information for the Sacramento Dojo:

Walt Branam, Head Instructor: bassai99@aol.com
Tom Tseng, Dojo Manager: tnbtseng@pacbell.net