About Us

Miami Shotokan Karate Club, a direct affiliate of the Japan Karate Association and JKA/American Federation, was founded by Jose Ferrand (JKA 7th Dan) in 1993.  Starting with a small group of founding members, our dojo has grown into a large family of dedicated students with a mutual love for karate.

Committed to a high standard of disciplined training, we offer numerous daily classes for both children and adults. Throughout the year, our members have the privilege of participating in various special training camps and tournaments both regionally and nationally.

When you join Miami Shotokan, you will find that the quality instruction and hard training on the part of our students has resulted in an unrivaled camaraderie and spirit among our members. We celebrate our anniversary each year with a sunrise training on Key Biscayne, followed by a BBQ – open to all dojo members and their families. We also host other family-friendly events for dojo members throughout the year. Keep your eye on our News & Events page for all upcoming events!

Karate for us is not simply a form of self defense… it’s a way of life.