Academy of Shotokan Karate was founded in Okinawa, Japan. Our unique approach to learning and top quality instructors makes Academy of Shotokan Karate one of the best schools in the Columbia and Lexington area.

We provide the opportunity to learn traditional karate, self-defense, as well as providing an opportunity to increase your physical fitness.

We are a group of traditional karate practitioners that have developed a tremendous training regime under the guidance of the American Amateur Karate Federation, Japan Karate Association-US, and Japan Karate Association-SAR.

Our purpose is to promote traditional karate in a healthy, body friendly manner. The Academy of Shotokan, LLC is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. We approach traditional karate by applying proper biomechanics and exercise physiology with the end goal of training healthy.

We invite you to explore our engaging and diverse course schedule, and stop by for a visit at your convenience.