Welcome to The Ohio State
Shotokan Karate Club!


July 14th-15th, 2017: Regional Training and Golf Outing 

  • KYU EXAMS AND DAN-PRETEST available at the training (Belt Tests)                     Registration forms due to Sensei Adam by April 11th! 
  • More information and Registration can be found Here
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

Who Are We?
We are a group of martial artists learning Shotokan Karate - a traditional style of karate that focuses on powerful movements and low stances. Shotokan is an excellent form of self defense that is a blend of two traditional schools of Okinawan karate: Shorin, characterized by light, flexible movements, and Shorei, emphasizing strength in movement. The result is fast, powerful movements with an emphasis on good form and equal usage of foot and hand techniques. One of the results of daily karate practice is a strong, healthy body and the knowledge of how to protect yourself in a variety of situations. We are also an official ISKF (International Shotokan Karate Federation) club - that means we do a lot of fun activities like belt testing, tournaments, camps, and more. As a club we welcome any individual who would like to try martial arts. This includes students, faculty, staff,  and non-students who reside in the Columbus area. 

When do we meet?
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6:30-8:30pm  

Sundays: 2:00-4:00pm

***Note: Summer Hours May Vary--> Please View our Calendar.

Where do we meet?



Room B138 East (Main Level - On the tall window hallway)


Room B138 West (Main Level - Facing the balcony to treadmills)

Thinking about joining?

  • It's free - no semester dues! 
  • There is absolutely no experience necessary!
  • Anyone is welcome to stop by and train. 
  • You can join us at any time of the semester.

I want to learn more!
Check us out in person and visit some of the other pages on this website for more information about the club and the practice of karate.
Also check us out on facebook.

Or send us an e-mail at: [email protected]

ISKF Nationals 2016 Results:

Sensei Adam Clouser and Anthony 

Mid-America Men's Team Kumite (Silver)

Archie, Nina, and Anna 
OSU Collegiate Team Kata (Silver)

Archie, Anthony, and Zaheer 
OSU Collegiate Men'sTeam Kumite (Bronze


Collegiate Kata (Gold)

Collegiate Kumite (Bronze)

Collegiate Kumite ( Gold
Collegiate Kata (Silver)

 Collegiate Kumite (Silver

 Brown Belt Men's Kata (Bronze)

 Collegiate Kumite(Gold)
Collegiate Kata (Bronze)

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The Ohio State University Recreational & Physical Activity Center (RPAC)


Sundays: 2:00-4:00PM
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6:30-8:30PM


337 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210