Primary arts covered by members of this group:
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido
Shito-Ryu Karate-Do
Ryu Kyu Kobudo

Offical Website:

University Field house

Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Room S461
Thursday 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Room S461
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room S507

Everyone is welcome to join!

JKO is the premier Karate-Do Organization which teaches authentic, traditional Karate-Do, with a direct lineage to the founder of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do (Kenwa Mabuni). Traditional Karate-Do training provides the most effective means of self-defense.

Our curriculum and techniques include punching, striking, hitting, kicking, sweeping, throwing, grappling, choking and takedowns, and Kobudo (ancient weapons). No other martial art provides such a variety of movements and techniques. Most importantly, Karate is beneficial to everyone in helping in the following ways:

It increases self-discipline, confidence, self-esteem, and your self-defense skills;
it enhances your peer pressure resistance skills;
it promotes good sportsmanship;
it improves physical fitness;
it includes non-contact and full-contact activities (sparring is optional at JKO UI);
it teaches ideas of conflict resolution through peaceful means.

All you need to do to start is show up, and to start you can wear workout clothes. If you choose to join us permanently, you can purchase a traditional Karate uniform ($32 for beginners). We are looking forward to working out with you!