About Us

About Academy of Martial Arts Shotokan 

Academy of Martial Arts Shotokan has been offering instruction and training in karate in the Bay Area since 1989. Located in Daly City, California, Academy of Martial Arts Shotokan has produced champions in life as well as in the martial arts. 

Headed by a staff of expert instructors and managers, Academy of Martial Arts Shotokan offers  programs for physical fitness and instruction in Karate. 

Academy of Martial Arts Shotokan is a member of the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) . ISKF was established in 1977 by Shihan Teruyuki Okazaki, 10th Dan (middle), a direct student of Master Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate, and Shihan Yutaka Yaguchi, 9th Dan (right). The Chairman and Chief Instructor of ISKF is Shihan Hiroyoshi Okazaki, 9th Dan. ISKF is one of the largest Shotokan karate organizations in the world with more than 70 countries and over 75,000 members worldwide. ISKF continues to grow and countries from all over the world are welcome to join and be part of this prestigious traditional Shotokan karate organization.

Membership in ISKF ensures your training meets the highest standards in Shotokan karate training. Your belt rank is recognized by ISKF clubs all over the world. Should you relocate to another state or country, you can continue your training at any ISKF club.

 ISKF offers weekend training camps taught by professional karate instructors. All karate practitioners, regardless of affiliation, are welcome to participate at these camps which is offered within the United States and other countries.

ISKF holds an annual National karate tournament. AMAS and the ISKF Northwest Region were honored in hosting in the Bay Area the 29th and 37th Annual ISKF National Karate Tournament in 2007 and 2015. Every year the National karate tournament is held in a different state in the United States. The ISKF World Shoto Cup Tournament and the ISKF Pan American Tournament are held every four years, alternating every two years.

ISKF follows the Dojo Kun and Niju Kun principles which were created by Master Gichin Funakoshi. These principles guide karate practitioners to help them understand the true meaning of karate and to apply them in their daily lives. 

How to Contact Us 

We invite you to come and visit our facility located at 950 King Drive, #103, Daly City, CA 94015 (inside King Plaza Complex) and consider enrolling in one of our outstanding programs.

You can also reach us through Direct E-Mail or our Contact Form. You can also call us on the phone at (650) 878-1177

Thank You for Visiting Us Online 

Thank you for visiting our website, we hope that we have provided you with enough information to help you in your search for a Martial Arts training facility. We hope to meet you in the near future. 

- The Management of Academy of Martial Arts Shotokan