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


Beginners are always welcome!


Please join us for a free trial practice. Sometimes we have to change location. Therefore, before attending practice, please e-mail us to confirm location.

We are now on Summer schedule, which is a little bit different from our regular schedule.

Monday Wednesday Saturday




Lerner Hall

Lerner Hall

email for location

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

Teachers College is on 120th St., Between Broadway & Amsterdam. We practice in Horace Mann Building, 5th floor dance studio (HM512). The entrance to the building is locked, so you will have to use the main entrance to Teachers College, in the middle of the block, between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. You will have to present a picture ID at the security desk.

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 in order to enter.

We DO NOT offer classes for children.

For more information, e-mail:

We practice all year round.

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