The organisation of WSKF (World Shotokan Karate-do Federation) in Chicago follows along a very traditional path and our philosophy of training is simply to teach a high standard of technical karate, with a contemporary feel to it, but not to deviate from Shotokan principles. Our karate is not one of “instant gratification” that seems so prevalent in today’s world. We take a longer term view with our training and adhere closely to the philosophy of the international head of WSKF, Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya who has brought our style of Shotokan closer to the original karate principles promulgated by the founder of Shotokan Karate, Sensei Funakoshi Gichin.
Karate training itself has numerous benefits from both a physical and mental perspective and is suitable for people of all ages and either gender. The mental (psychological) aspects of karate training are sometimes underrated as just the act of participation for an hour or two can wipe away built-up stress and even anger very quickly.
“We, Karate exponents, training in the art of World Shotokan, firmly reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination. We hold no position on religion or politics and recognize each individual and each separate organization as self-determining entities.”
We are a member of WSKF internationally and as such are part of a strong 90 member country organisation.
Currently our club has two location in Mount Prospect, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL and each location is taught by our experienced instructor Sensei Georgi Georgiev – Jossy, who has been a member of WSKF for many years as well. Our club welcomes new members – whether those with past experience in karate or beginners.