Shotokan World


"It's not a secret that karate in New York City is seriously underdeveloped. Not only is there a lack of qualified karate instructors all over New York State, but most of the martial arts schools (NYC karate schools in particular) are also far behind Europe as far as facilities are concerned. Very few karate dojos in New York City are properly equipped with showers. Karate classes are held in small, poorly ventilated rooms in almost every school in Manhattan. For commercial reasons, NYC karate lessons are cut down to 45 minutes. As a result, the quality of karate training in New York is noticeably poor, the popularity of karate as a martial art is minimal, and world-class karate schools in NYC are almost nonexistent."

Jodan Yoko Geri Kekomi by Sensey George Goshadze

About Us

NYC Shotokan Karate Dojo was founded by sensei George Goshadze, who joined Baruch College in 2001 as an MBA student and has since been teaching Karate Course 1310 as part of the college's physical education program.

Sensei Goshadze (Godan, SKIF) is a top level Shotokan Karate instructor with over 30 years teaching experience. He was a founder and chief instructor of one of the most successful dojos of country of Georgia and has produced numerous national champions.

Beginning in 2012, dojo opened its doors to the people outside of the college. Our mission is to establish a real, powerful karate school in Manhattan based not only on the best traditions and true spirit of karate, but also on its genuine understanding and practical application in the modern world.

Baruch College generously provides us with state of the art facilities, and we are perfectly equipped not only for our daily practices but also for events of any scale. On top of unlimited karate classes, those with advanced membership can have full access to the college's fitness center (including gym and pool).

We are an official branch of SKIF - Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation, but we welcome a close relationship with every authentic karate organization and every dedicated karateka in the world.

Beginners and/or practitioners of any level (above age 8) are very much encouraged to join us. You will quickly build your skills in our two hour classes, much sooner than you might ever expect.


NYC Karate

Masataka Mori - JKA, Traditional Shotokan Karate School
48 W 68 St., NYC
Richard Amos - WTKO, Advanced Shotokan Karate Classes
206 E 63rd Street, Manhattan, New York City
Thomas Casale - JSKA, Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate School
3519 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, New York
Igor Dyachenko - SKIF, Modern Shotokan Karate Lessons
500 Eighth Ave, NYC
Tadashi Nakamura - Seido Karate School
61 West 23rd St., Manhattan, New York City