Shotokan Karate of America (SKA)
SKA is a nonprofit organization that has been teaching traditional karate-do in the United States since 1955. SKA was founded and is still led by Tsutomu Ohshima. Mr. Ohshima is also recognized as the chief instructor of many other SKA-affiliated national Shotokan organizations worldwide. SKA maintains its national headquarters in Los Angeles.
The mission of Shotokan Karate of America is “To preserve, perpetuate, and advance the legacy of Shotokan Karate for the betterment of the lives of those who train, and to contribute positively to human history.”
Carson Valley Shotokan Karate Dojo
Carson Valley Shotokan Karate Dojo was started on July 7, 2003, by Alexander Dolinin and received the 2004 SKA-West Dojo of the Year Award.
From September 2011 to December 2015, the dojo leadership was under AnnaSheila Paul. On December 2015, AnnaSheila asked Norah Gastelum to take over the leadership, and with Tsutomu Ohshima Sensei’s permission, Norah became the Dojo Leader and head instructor at the Carson Valley Shotokan Karate Dojo.
On July 2018, Norah decided to consolidate the practices with Tahoe Shotokan Dojo, and July 31, 2018 was our last practice at Pulse Fitness. Carson Valley Shotokan Karate now practices at:
Incline Village Recreation Center
980 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
For questions regarding practice, contact:
Norah Gastelum, 775-901-3039, ; or
Gregg Henrikson, 530-583-2817, .
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