Shotokan Karate of America is a non-profit organization. All of the instructors at Southwest Chicago Shotokan are volunteers. They volunteer to teach because they love the art, and want to give back to the art that has in turn given them so much. This helps keep our costs low. Also, all funds collected are used to support the club, and Shotokan Karate of America. Money collected is used to pay for operational costs, purchase equipment, sponsor visits from senior members, and more.
There is no charge to try a practice or two, to make sure our practice meets what you are looking for. After that, dojo dues and Shotokan Karate of America dues must be paid to continue to practice with Southwest Chicago Shotokan.
There are no contracts. Simply pay the dues at the beginning of each month as you practice. Dues cover practice at the Lockport location on Tuesday and Thursday. An additional fee is required to practice at the Chicago Shotokan location on Sunday mornings if you wish to practice on Sunday. See the Chicago Shotokan web page for details.
Shotokan Karate of America Dues
$75 for your first year, $100 a year for renewals.
Membership in Shotokan Karate of America is required to participate in our practices. Membership in Shotokan Karate of America includes kyu tests (tests for rank), the opportunity to participate in special events, and the privilege of practicing at Shotokan Karate of America dojos across the country and at its international affiliates.