The University of Chicago Shotokan Karate club was founded in 1964 by
Sugiyama Sensei, and is affiliated with JKA
Our club is open to the University community. We teach the traditional
study of Karate, and we represent the JKA (Japan Karate Association).
Our Sensei, Gregory Winston, is also instructor at the renowned Shojiro
Sugiyama Dojo in Lakeview, just north of downtown Chicago. Our club
is affiliated with that dojo and our club members may also attend any
training classes held there. See the FAQ page for
Classes and Schedules
Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Ave.
Martial Arts and Dance room (2nd floor, near the top of the stairs)
Click here to view the training time schedule.
For class schedules at the Sugiyama Dojo please visit the JKA
Chicago website. The dojo is located north of downtown, just steps
away from the Belmont CTA Red Line stop. You can find precise instructions
to the location of the dojo here.
Beginners are very welcome - please come any day and at any time during
the quarter to try out our training! We recommend that you wear loose
fitting exercise clothing to class. See FAQ.
Our membership dues are a nominal $55/quarter. Our club members are then
automatically affiliated to the Sugiyama Dojo and they may also attend
training sessions held there at no extra cost. See FAQ.
Instructor : Mr. Gregory Winston (Yondan - 4th degree black belt)
Questions : see FAQ
News and updates : join the Karate
Contact Info: see Contacts