Seek perfection of character, be faithful, endeavor, respect others, and refrain from violent behavior.
The Japan Karate Club at Columbia University offers training in Shotokan karate, a traditional Japanese martial art. Shotokan is suited for any body type, age and gender, and known to boost self-discipline and self-confidense, besides developing tools for self-defense.Our classes are suited for all levels of experience. BEGINNERS WELCOME!
The club was founded by Sensei T.J. Stiles, 4th dan, who proceeded to instruct the club for 20 years.
Hiroshi Kariya (5th dan) is a professional instructor and talented martial artist. He is certified by the Japan Karate Association (JKA), and instructs regularly at the JKA main NYC dojo near Lincoln Center, as well as at the Japanese Children's Society in New Jersey. To see Sensei Kariya's artwork visit hiroshikariya.com.