UWF Shotokan Karate Club
The Shotokan Karate Club offers a traditional Japanese style of martial arts. Shotokan Karate skills including kata (forms), kumite (sparring) and kihon (basic fundamentals) are taught.
The Shotokan Karate club at the University of West Florida is a traditional Japanese style of martial art. It is perfect for those of all ages increasing flexibility, endurance, skill, the development of the inner self and mental discipline and is an excellent form of self-defense. It is also steeped in Japanese tradition and language.
Shotokan Karate at UWF is a member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA), the largest and most respected karate organization in the world; and SAKA (South Atlantic Karate Association) which includes the southeastern region of the United States, the Caribbean, Jamaica, and South America. These affiliations offer the highest standards in instruction, as well as a variety of special clinics, camps and training, and tournaments, on an international, national, and regional basis.
We train hard and live by simple rules of etiquette called Dojo Kun:
- Seek perfection of character
- Be faithful
- Respect others
- Refrain from violent behavior
Come and join the fun and excitement of Shotokan Karate today.