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Welcome to the SHURI DOJO.

Please note we are currently teaching from our private home dojo (see note below).
Classes are by appointment only.

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Welcome to our website. We are one of the most authentic traditional karate schools in the Chicagoland area. Our dojo follows the older Okinawan tradition of training from a small home based dojo. What we lack in size, we make up in quality and the sincerity of our training. Originally established in the UK in 1986, we teach traditional Okinawan karate, with the emphasis on self-protection, the self-defense applications contained within traditional "kata" (forms), with good discipline, etiquette and much more.

Joining our karate dojo here in the Chicagoland area, you will become a unique part of a traditional lineage that began on Okinawa and stretches back many generations. A classical system for self-protection and self-development that stimulates body, mind and spirit together.

We are dedicated to the preservation of classical karate and the cultural traditions and heritage we have been entrusted with for the next generation of students.

Our family art is based on integrity, respect and honor, with a quality of teaching and training often unseen in the modern sport oriented karate of today. If you are genuine about learning traditional Okinawan karate, then we invite you to join our traditional dojo.

We know the hardest step is the first one, we were all beginners once, so make that important first step and JOIN US at the SHURI DOJO.




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"Ichariba chode" (行逢りば兄弟). An Okinawan expression ….. “Though we meet but once, even by chance, we are friends for life.”

"True karate is this: that in daily life one’s mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice.” — Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957)

Don't delay, come and JOIN US and become part of our traditional karate family.


Please Note:

We do not accept all applications for membership. Our dojo follows the older Okinawan tradition of training from a small home based dojo. We have a selective student intake on a periodic basis. Traditional training is typically limited to small, dedicated groups of students, who are seeking to achieve a high level of disciplined, skills and values. Therefore preserving the culture and foundation of our art.

Note for experienced martial artists: This is a private dojo that is not open to visitors without first gaining permission to train. The dojo exists to take beginners from white belt onwards. It does not cater to experienced martial artists looking for one-off training or transferring from another style.

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