Welcome to The Ohio State
Shotokan Karate Club!

COVID19 Training Impacts
The Club will be training virtually, with shorter training times, for the remainder of 2020. This is unfortunate, but necessary, to maintain the health of our community and our club. As soon as the Ohio State University has ok'd us to return to in-person activities we will notify everyone.
Stay healthy!

Contact us at [email protected] or join us on Facebook for more updates!

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. As an official ISKF (International Shotokan Karate Federation) club, we have access to high level instruction, competition, and ranking recognized throughout the nation and in over 40 member countries. 

As a club we welcome any individual who would like to try martial arts, regardless of style, organization, or background. This includes students, faculty, staff,  and non-students who reside in the Columbus area. 

When/Where do we meet? (Note: COVID19 has impacted these times/locations. Please email/follow on Facebook for more info.)

2:00pm - 4:00pm

PAES A200 (On the far side of the Scarlet Skyway)


6:00pm - 8:00pm

RPAC Room B138 East (Main level - Hardwood floor room on East side of building)

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

Thinking about joining?

  • The first few classes are always free! (And a very small fee per semester after)
  • Fees have been waived for the 2020-2021 School Year
  • 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 on Instagram @TOSUKARATE.

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

Club Activity - Summer 2019

Summer Camp 2019

Five members of the OSU Karate Club spent the weekend at the Mid-America Summer Camp; a 3 day long training camp developing all areas of karate.

The Shotokan Karate Club is a proud member of the International Shotokan Karate Federation. Founded in 1965 by Sesnsei Greer Golden, we operate under the guidance of the Mid-America Region.



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


Sundays: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesdays: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursdays: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Traditional In-Person
Postponed until 2021


337 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210