We are a dojo dedicated to the art of Shotokan Karate, one of the oldest forms of Karate developed in Okinawa, Japan by Gichin Funikoshi. We offer karate classes for adults and children at all levels. We invite you to come train with us at our premier martial arts school that serves the North Shore, including Wilmette, Evanston, Glenview, Northfield and beyond. Your first class is always complimentary!
Shotokan Karate – a very brief history… At TKCW we teach and practice Shotokan karate, the style devised by Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957). Funakoshi sensei (the Japanese word for teacher) studied the martial arts of Okinawa which are centuries old. Karate translates to “empty hand,” a description of self defense techniques that use the hands and… Continue reading About Shotokan
The instructors at the Traditional Karate Club of Wilmette began their training together at the Traditional Karate Center under 5th Dan Sensei Jordan Scott. The TKCW dojo has been in operation since 2013. Sensei Steve Eisenstein holds a sandan (3rd degree black belt) rank and began his Shotokan training in 2005. He is interested in… Continue reading Instructors
TKCW is now affiliated with the JKA Sugiyama dojo in Chicago! The Traditional Karate Club is affiliated with Japanese Karate Association of Chicago Sugiyama Dojo. Established in 1962, JKA Chicago traces its lineage to Karate masters such as Shihan Sugiyama, Shihan Nishiyama, and Master Funakoshi, the founder of the Shotokan style of Karate. JKA Chicago… Continue reading Affiliated Dojo
This dojo is fantastic. They do a great job of motivating kids. They also cater to adults learning karate and transferring from other dojos. Class sizes are small and there is no pressure. It is truly about learning the art of Shotokan karate rather than focusing on tournaments. I highly recommend it.
My daughter has a great time learning karate at TKCW through all the games and the supportive instructors.