2023/8/12: Shotokan Karate of America Hosts 64th Annual Nisei Week Karate Exhibition and Tournament at Terasaki Budokan, Aug. 12, 1-4PM

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Saturday, August 12, 2023, Shotokan Karate of America (“SKA”) will host its 64th Annual Nisei Week Karate Exhibition and Tournament at the Terasaki Budokan (“Budokan”) in Little Tokyo.

SKA’s Nisei Week Karate Exhibition and Tournament is the oldest karate demonstration in the United States.  Fighters and participants will come to Los Angeles from dojos nationwide and abroad to compete and give individual and group demonstrations.

SKA’s Nisei Week Exhibition and Tournament started in 1957 when Mr. Tsutomu Ohshima gave the first official demonstration of karate to the American public.

Mr. Ohshima is a direct student of Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of modern day karate who brought the art from Okinawa to mainland Japan.

After learning karate from Master Funakoshi, Mr. Ohshima traveled throughout the world teaching karate to thousands of students and founding karate organizations in fifteen different countries including Shotokan Karate of America, France Shotokan, Israel Shotokan, Canada Shotokan, Swiss Shotokan, Spain Shotokan, Belgium Shotokan and Morocco Shotokan.

In the United States, SKA, under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Ohshima, has continued to spread the teachings of Master Funakoshi and traditional karate-do for over 60 years.

The 64th Annual Nisei Week Karate Exhibition and Tournament will be held on Saturday August 12, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. at the Terasaki Budokan located at 249 South Los Angeles Street in Los Angeles, California.  The event is open to the public, admission is free. The doors will open at 1:00pm.

For additional information contact: SKA (213) 437-0988 or visit www.ska.org