The USF Karate Club, a recreational club on campus, trains in Shotokan karate. The club is a fun, non-competitive group of all class years. Beginners are especially welcome at anytime – no experience expected. Indeed, beginners with the least experience, succeed the most in karate. Karate is a great way to stay fit, release stress, learn some self defense, and study martial arts culture. Instruction emphasizes drawing out, then maximizing the “super powers” you already have hidden within yourself. Students of karate increase their self confidence and become stronger internally to help them surmount everyday obstacles outside the dojo, such as in school or career.
The club is not just training. We have regular social activities – restaurant trips, guest speakers on career tracks in areas such as law, tech, and medical fields, and an occasional bowling or beach trip. Club members help each other with their studies too.
Shotokan karate is distinguished from other martial arts by its simplicity, linearity, and strength of its punches, blocks, and kicks. The USF club is a member of the JKA (the Japan Karate Association), the organization that spread karate all over the world. With your training and rank, you can visit and train at hundreds of karate schools all over the world.
For more information about the Shotokan style please visit Shotokan Karate.
Sensei: Mark Morodomi
The best way to get involved is to show up to practice. We suggest arriving early so that you can introduce yourself to the coach and current members. All levels of experience are welcome. Please contact the Recreational Sports Department at KHRC@usfca.edu with any questions.
Dues are the annual cost to participate in a Sport Club at USF. Dues will not be prorated for participants that are joining late. The Recreational Sports Department supports an open enrollment policy throughout the academic year.
Click here for instructions on activating your student account to pay participation dues.