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Our Programs & Classes

Students and enthusiasts of Karate have many reasons for their interest in this and other martial art styles. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.

Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, ShoDan Karate offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.

Adult Karate

NO cartwheels or vertical kicks over your head here! Just 100% REAL Okinawan Karate. Adult class photo We all know that real Karate teaches self-defense, but were you aware that it is also a lifelong learning opportunity that offers the additional benefits of improving your overall health, offering insight into Okinawan culture and history, providing a safe environment to make lifelong friends, and even more that we haven't mentioned. You can even put your accomplishments in Karate on your resume to give yourself an extra edge in a competitive job market. Try it out for FREE! You WILL NOT be disappointed.

Youth Karate

ShoDan Karate can offer you everything you have wanted for your child, and MORE! For our low and ALL INCLUSIVE price of just $30 per week we will work with your child to improve their grades, physical fitness, respect, discipline, confidence and more, all while providing them with first class training in traditional Okinawa Karate.
Our highly trained staff and small class sizes set us apart from the competition. With classes limited to just 8 students, we can give your child more of the 1 on 1 attention that they deserve. Don't let your child be just another number, come to ShoDan Karate and let us show you the ShoDan Difference!


ShoDan Karate promotes an atmosphere of friendship and learning with an emphasis on TRADITIONAL Karate. Most tournaments that martial arts students can participate in are for Hollywood style “flash” karate that looks fancy but is, from a practical standpoint, useless. We DO NOT teach this at ShoDan Karate and so there is only one tournament that our youth students participate in, the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Classic in South Kingstown RI. Tourney photo 1 This is an invitational tournament where many of the dojo owners know each other and the competitors must perform traditional karate. Sportsmanship and friendship are a must and every competitor can leave with the feeling that it was a good experience.

Special Events

We don’t believe that the spirit of Karate should be left to classes and training only. With that in mind ShoDan Karate offers a number of special events throughout the year to promote friendship, cooperation and learning between all of our youth, adults, and family members. Karate FUN We host, annually, a summer picnic, a Halloween party and sleepover, and a laser tag trip. There are also special trainings with other Beikoku Shido-kan Association dojo’s, many of which include training with Sensei Sekichi Iha, our Grand Master.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our programs or would like to know about other programs that may not be listed here.