WELCOME to the Juneau Shotokan Karate web site. We hope that your visit to our site is both enjoyable and informational. If you have any questions that you are unable to find answers too, please feel free to drop us a line at info@juneaushotokan.org.

Founded by Master Gichin Funakoshi, Shotokan is a traditional Japanese martial art. Named after it's founder's penname, Shoto, meaning "Pine Wave" and Kan meaning "house", Shotokan karate is steeped in tradition based on the guiding principles set forth by Master Funakoshi: character, sincerity, effort, etiquette and self-control. A non-contact martial art, Shotokan teaches both offensive and defensive techniques that utilize all parts of the body and is broken down into three main training components: kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring).

Since 1983 Juneau Shotokan Karate has endeavored to both follow, and guide students on the path to self-awareness and fulfillment, while striving to instill Master Funakoshi's principals. Juneau Shotokan Karate encourages you to take the opportunity to not only better yourself physically but also mentally. We encourage you to stop by the dojo to watch a class, talk with the students and see if we are what you are looking for. The only requirement we have is that all new students must be a minimum of seven years of age.

Juneau Shotokan Karate is a member of the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) which is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Master Teruyuki Okazaki, Chairman and Chief Instructor of the ISKF, was one of the first instructors sent to the United States in 1961 to spread the art of Karate. The ISKF has clubs located throughout the western hemisphere including Canada, the United States, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Upcoming Events



2014 ISKF National & Collegiate Karate Championships

The 2014 ISKF National & Collegiate Championships will be held at the Sheraton  Anchorage Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska on September 6th & 7th, 2014.



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  Sensei Nakayama

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