About the Olympic Peninsula Shotokan Karate Dojo
Our dojo was founded in 2006 and is continues to be led by Ron Thom, a 5th degree black belt student of 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.
Benefits of Shotokan Karate Practice
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.
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 ($100 for the rest of the first year and $75 for subsequent years) and then just pay $35 dojo dues at the beginning of each month to help us cover rent. 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
- Chris Morgan (360-461-7118)
- Tuesday : Call for Directions
- Wednesdays at Sons of Norway Hall
- 131 W 5th St
- Port Angeles, WA 98362
- Cost: First month is considered a free trial and then $35 month afterwards. You must also become a member of SKA which costs $75 for the first year.