How much does it cost to practice at the Portland Dojo?
- $45 per month, $35 per month for a full time student.
- $15 per class for a single class. You can give Karate a try for $15!
- There is a discount for paying dues in advance:
- $10 discount for three months ($125)
- $70 discount for a prepaid year ($470).
- The prepayment applies to consecutive months and is non-refundable.
Practice requirements and benefits:
- All participants must join our national organization, Shotokan Karate of America (SKA).
- Your SKA membership you allows you to:
- Participate in Special Trainings.
- Attend under black belt gradings for free and have your belt rank recognized nationally and internationally.
What should I wear?
Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
I have never trained, do you have an absolute beginner’s program?
Monday is our beginners’ class. We have multiple black and brown belts available to provide you with extra support and encouragement.
Where can I get a uniform?
We have uniforms in various sizes available to try on and find your fit. Your order can be placed on the SKA website. Delivery is faster than Amazon!
Can I retain my rank from another style of martial arts?
We respect other styles and your knowledge may be transferable. When you practice with us you will be evaluated, ranked and encouraged to advance.
What is Special Training?
Special training sessions are intense SKA boot camps held at various locations all over the world. They are designed to give the practitioner the opportunity to polish their karate, push beyond their limitations and interact with high level black belts.
At what age can children start.
We accept children on a case by case basis. We are looking for individuals that have a long enough attention span to last through ninety minutes of class.
If my child trains at the dojo do I have to stay during class?
We prefer parents to stay but it is not a requirement.
How long does it take to get a black belt?
It depends. It can be as short as two years. Three to four is much more common.
Can my child get a black belt?
To obtain a black belt a student must be over the age of 16.