Please contact us – beginners are always welcome at Minneapolis Shotokan Karate Dojo. Are you interested in martial arts, self defense, or traditional karate practice? Would you like to be stronger? Regardless of your age, sex, or current physical condition, you can benefit from karate practice and enjoy it.
“Through serious martial arts practice, we can learn to face ourselves strictly and show our best spirit in all situations.”
Our dojo was founded in 2006 by Sergej Roytman, Nidan (2nd degree black belt). When Sergej’s work took him away from Minneapolis in 2009, David Schmitt received permission to lead the dojo directly from Tsutomu Ohshima, founder of Shotokan Karate of America.
Our members enjoy a direct link to ancient masters of martial arts through Mr. Ohshima and his direct instructor, Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate.
We strive to strengthen body, mind and spirit, perfect character, and faithfully transmit the art to future generations.
Karate can be practiced by everyone at any age for self-defense, to strengthen the entire body, improve balance, efficiency of movement, breathing and overall health. No special equipment is needed.
Karate helps to strengthen the mind, develop courage, fortitude, and the ability to achieve goals.
Karate practice emphasizes spiritual values of courtesy, integrity, humility, justice, honor, and self-control.
The study of karate benefits the student in all areas of their life.
We are so glad that you are interested in joining Minneapolis Shotokan Karate Dojo.
Joining is easy – just visit any of our practices! There is no charge to observe or to practice with us once or twice. After that, if you decide to stay, you must join Shotokan Karate of America (membership is $75 for the first year, subsequent years are $100 per year) As a member of SKA you will be able to attend any SKA regional, national, and international event open to your rank, and you’ll be able to test for rank twice per year at no charge. Black belt testing is also free, but by invitation only.
“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.” – Master Gichin Funakoshi