The Boston Karate
Club (BKC) is composed of a group
of dedicated individuals seeking a common goal:
perfection of character through the hard physical
training and mental discipline of Shotokan
karate. Club members study this martial
art together in a first-class training facility
under the direction of world-class instructors.
BKC members train in a traditional dojo
(training hall) with the finest suspended wooden
floors, mirrors, punching boards and kicking
bag. Clean, private changing rooms and showers
are available for men and women.
The BKC teaches Shotokan karate as taught by the Japan Karate Association (JKA) in Tokyo. This organization is dedicated to the practice of the true martial art of karate-do
(the way of the empty hand), as founded in Japan
in the early 1900s by the father of modern karate,
Master Gichin Funakoshi.
The BKC was established in 1981 in Upham's Corner in Dorchester, and moved to Kenmore Square in 1987. Then in the summer of 2002, the BKC opened its doors at the beautiful Inner
Space studio in Brookline Village. As one of the strongest JKA clubs in the United States, the BKC twice received the prestigious Nakayama
Best Spirit Award.