Columbia University Shotokan Karate Club


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Welcome to
Columbia University Shotokan Karate Club
Our Club is a martial arts club located at Columbia University. We are affiliated with Shotokan Karate of America (SKA), the oldest karate organization in the United States, a non-profit, non-commercial, organization with more than 100 clubs around North America, as well as affiliates in thirteen countries overseas. Our goal is to practice shotokan karate as a martial art at its highest level. We are an official Club Sport of Columbia University. We Practice ALL YEAR ROUND!!

See below for current schedule

Self Defense Sessions
Our club, joint with Columbia Public Safety, offers self-defense sessions to the Columbia community. For information email to [email protected].


Beginners are always welcome!


Monday Wednesday Saturday




Wien Hall



Wien Hall is on the Columbia University Campus. From the corner of Amsterdam Ave. & 116th St., walk east on 116th St. After you pass Greene Hall (Law School) on your left, you will see a gate. Enter the gate and Wien Hall is on your right..

International House (I-House) is a complex between Riverside Drive and Claremont Ave., around 123rd St. If you are not a resident of I-House, you must be on the Guest List in order to enter the building. You also must use the entrance on 500 Riverside Drive.

"The Church" is located on the corner of Broadway & 114th St. The entrance is on 114th St. Please use the second entrance at the far (west) side of the building (big red double door). Let the person at the desk know that you came for karate practice and then go down the stairs to the gym at the basement.

Lerner Hall is on the Columbia University Campus, on the corner of Broadway & 115th St. We practice either in the Party Space (basement) or the Broadway Room.

The School is located on the SE corner of Broadway & 110th st. The entrance to The School is on 110th st. next to the bus stop. You MUST have your name listed on the guest list in order to enter.

We DO NOT offer classes for children.

For more information, e-mail: [email protected]

We practice all year round.

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