International Shotokan Karate Federation Santa Monica

Introduction to Karate

A Three-Month Beginners Course


Every journey begins with a first step. Traditional karate is a mental break from a modern, busy life, yet still a full body workout.


Ages 18 and up. Working at mostly a desk job or sitting though traffic and want a more active lifestyle. Anyone interested in body awareness and self-defense.


This 3-month course for is beginners or anyone returning to karate training after a break. Students are introduced to karate culture and basics. There are many long-lasting benefits: self discipline, focus, self-esteem, and athleticism. The course consists of safe, step-by-step instruction led by a 4th degree black belt Associate Instructor in traditional karate, affiliated with the International Shotokan Karate Federation. The course is designed to prepare students for a rank exam and karate training in intermediate classes.

What is Included?

3-month instruction.


Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7 – 8:30 p.m.


ISKF Santa Monica, 1218 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

We are one of the few traditional Japanese schools, established in Santa Monica in 1973. We offer changing rooms, showers, and a flexible hardwood floor. Located in Downtown Santa Monica with easy parking at the public structures on 4th Street.

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